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About meReading was as fundamental as food in my family; when desparate,we would even read cereal boxes! I read 80-100 books a year; there's the living-room-book, the bedroom-book, and the at-work book. Caveat: do not read similar genre books at the same time! I collect paper dolls (among many other things) and keep them cataloged - thus the preponderance in this catalog.

In between reading I work full-time as a bookkeeper (alas, numbers only), and I crochet, knit, do cross stitch; make and sell decorated frames, trinket boxes, magnets, etc.; work on the family geneaology; have built a huge dollhouse; make Tamari balls; work on assembling all the family photos and putting them on CDs; make greeting cards for sale; do some writing; and do a modicum of housework.

About my rating system: there are a lot of 5-stars given, meaning the books (art, coffe-table, etc) are beautifully concieved, or other books that I would probably read again.

About my libraryMy library is extremely eclectic because I cannot turn away any book that comes my way. If someone has had the good luck to get a book published, I believe I should at least give their book a try. I'll admit that several of my books are simply horrible and how they ever got published is a mystery. Because I have run out of space, I have begun to give more recent purchases to my children and grandchildren with the understanding that I can reclaim them at any time.

I have all of my mother's and father's books; almost all of
my brother's World War II books (many about the Philippines because that's where Dad was a POW and subsequently killed), plus many odd books he gave me. I have added to the WWII collection on my own. I'm also interested in the Civil War - grandpa and great-grandpa served in the Union Army. And some WW I - because Dad also served in that one.

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Just came across your page. Was delighted to see you have the President by the paper dolls by the wonderful Tom Tierney. I started collecting first lady, then president dolls, and finally biographies. Right now my books are boxed and most will probably stay that way, but I would really like to have the Tierney books where I can look at them frequently.
Noticed you liked Catcher in the Rye, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my novel since it's also about a disturbed adolescent suffering from mental illness. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm currently out of physical copies). If you're interested, send me your e-mail address (mine is mail@christophertusa.com), and I'll send you the e-book. Here's a link to a summary (and a sample chapter) in case you'd like to read more about the book before you commit:

http://www.christophertusa.com/

Thanks,

Chris
Noticed you liked Catcher in the Rye, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my novel since it's also about a disturbed adolescent suffering from mental illness. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm currently out of physical copies). If you're interested, send me your e-mail address (mine is mail@christophertusa.com), and I'll send you the e-book. Here's a link to a summary (and a sample chapter) in case you'd like to read more about the book before you commit:

http://www.christophertusa.com/

Thanks,

Chris
FYI
I have uploaded a cover for Hero of Bataan: The Story of General Jonathan M. Wainwright by Duane Schultz.
Though we share titles 8 shy of the writer below, I've got to say there is lots of overlap!
I see we share about 140 books, almost all of them paper doll books. Its nice to see that I am not the only one who likes to collect these types of books. I have been collecting Tom Tierney since I was a little girl, we are the only two people on LT that have "The American Family of the 1970's" book by him. I also collect historical fashion books as well. I read mostly period novels so I use the paper dolls and fashion books to get an accurate picture in my head of what the characters would be wearing. I don't have any WW II books, but my son (who is 8) is getting interested in that period of history because of the stories my mom has told him of my grandpa's (who died when I was 10) experiences in the war so I suspect I will be adding some in the near future. My late grandmother was very interested in the Civil War as she also had realtives who served in the Union Army and I shared her interest as well. I can't tell you how many times we watched the mini-series "The Blue and The Gray" together.
Because you own this vintage cookbook set, I invite you and the 38 other owners of this cookbook to a group talk in COOKBOOKERS, on META GIVEN'S MODERN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COOKING. I'm curious about how you came to own this cookbook and what is your favorite part about the set. Thank you! See http://www.librarything.com/talktopic.php?topic=43867
"Escape to Manila" is also a good book. It's hard to find where I live [Philippines] but if you ever get the chance to buy/read it, do so. The book is about the Jews escaping to Manila [hence the title] to avoid persecution during WWII.
Based on your profile and catalog I think you may be a clone of my mother (or the other way around). Just wanted to say that. I love your paperdoll collection. I collected them for a long time. ~Keturah
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