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About meHere are my efforts to read books that I already own but haven't yet read:
* My 2012 thread on BOMBS 2012 (Books Off My Book Shelf)
* My 2013 thread on ROOT 2013 (Read Our Own Tomes)
* My 2014 thread on ROOT 2014 (Read Our Own Tomes)
... and I also track my reading in the 75 Book Challenge group:
* My 2013 thread on 75 Book Challenge group
* My 2014 thread on 75 Book Challenge group
About my libraryA guide to some of my tags:
"borrowed" = books I don't own but have read
"borrowed audiobook" = same thing but in audio format
"tbr" = books I actually own and intend to read
"read20xx" = shows what year I read the book
"currently reading" = shows, um, books I'm currently reading
"house collection" = I live in my childhood home with my Aged Parent. Many of the books in the house have (from my perspective) just always been there or have appeared over the years. I don't consider them "mine" in that I have collected them but they are "mine" in that they inhabit the same space as me.
"loc:xxxx" = shows the physical location of the book (although they keep moving!)
Books I have heard or read about
See my other LT account (brewergirl-wishlist) for books that I have heard or read about and may want to investigate.
I don't have any qualms about listing library books and other non-owned books that I've read in my LT library, but I drew the line at listing books that I haven't read AND don't own.
Occasionally I do put these in my regular library and tag them "Sounds interesting" or put them in the "Wishlist" collection ... usually after I have browsed through them and determined that I do, indeed, want to read or own them.
I'm also trying to find a good way to use my WikiThing page. Keeping my wishlist there wasn't a rousing success (too difficult to keep updated), so right now I'm using it to make lists of my favorite books and series, what my book group has read, etc.
I am still experimenting with a reading timeline. Not a timeline of when I read something - rather, a timeline of events about which I have read. Sometimes when I read a history or historical fiction, I lose track of what else was happening in the world at that time - or how it overlaps with something else that I have read. My original time line is at Events From My Reading timeline ... but that isn't as easy to use as I'd like. So I am now trying this one: My Reading in History.
Groups(BOMBS) Books Off My Book Shelves 2012 Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Audiobooks, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, Fforde Ffans, Flashman and Fraser, Historical Fiction, History Fans, King's Dear Constant Readers —show all groups, Made into a Movie, Mainers, Name that Book, National Book Festival, Non-Fiction Readers, One LibraryThing, One Book, ReadaThing, Reading the States, Reading Through Time, Recommend Site Improvements, ROOT - 2013 Read Our Own Tomes, ROOT - 2014 Read Our Own Tomes, The City and the Book, Time Travel, Alternate Histories and Parallel Worlds
Favorite authorsE. F. Benson, Christopher Buckley, Jill Ker Conway, Charles Dickens, Jasper Fforde, Antonia Fraser, George MacDonald Fraser, Tess Gerritsen, Peter J. Gomes, Mary C. Jane, Stephen King, Robert McCloskey, David McCullough, Sharon Kay Penman, Van Reid, Julia Spencer-Fleming, Alison Weir, Laura Ingalls Wilder (Shared favorites)
VenuesFavorites | Visited
Favorite bookstoresBooks Etc. (Falmouth), Books Etc. (Portland), Bull Moose - Scarborough, Longfellow Books, Nonesuch Books & Cards, Nonesuch Books & Cards
Favorite librariesBonney Memorial Library, Dyer Library, McArthur Public Library, Portland Public Library, Walker Memorial Library, Warren Memorial Library
Other favoritesMaine Festival of the Book, 2010 Boston Book Festival, Bull Moose - South Portland
Favorite lists"I'd Group-Read That", Children's Books about World War I (1914-1918), Non-Fiction Worth Reading, World War I - fiction & non-fiction, World War I Fiction
Also onBlogger, Facebook, Skype, Twitter, Wordie
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
Real nameMartha Day
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceSep 8, 2005
Currently readingThe scramble for Africa : 1876-1912 by Thomas Pakenham
The blind assassin by Margaret Eleanor Atwood
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
The sleepwalkers : how Europe went to war in 1914 by Christopher M. Clark
The golem and the jinni : a novel by Helene Wecker