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Member: brewergirl

CollectionsDiscarded (342), Ebooks (47), Audiobooks (127), Your library (2,657), Currently reading (7), To read (122), Read but unowned (270), Favorites (1), Personal collection (2,252), House collection (173), All collections (2,658)

Reviews68 reviews

Tagsfiction (1,260), childrens (376), history (281), made into movie (267), uk (265), loc:guest room (243), FSD (235), series (194), borrowed (187), maine author (179) — see all tags

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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.

Wiki Page

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.

Reading Timeline

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 Readersshow all groups

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

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Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real nameMartha Day

LocationWestbrook, Maine

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/brewergirl (profile)
/catalog/brewergirl (library)

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
Life among giants : a novel by Bill Roorbach
The sleepwalkers : how Europe went to war in 1914 by Christopher M. Clark
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Thank you for the Secret Santa books! I have started reading Sunne in Splendour though I reckon it will take awhile to finish, being 900 pages long and all. Merry Christmas!
Hi, yes I did pick three and was still under the amount you had chosen... Not sure why you received three. Sorry for that. Hope they will send the missing one.
Oh my goodness! I was poking through the sant thing lists just to see how it works and thinking about next year and came across the link to your timeline . That is the COOLEST thing I've ever seen! Did it take you a huge amount of time to compile and what payment package on that site did you select. Thanks and happy reading!
Oh, how annoying - mine came on Christmas Eve, but several people are getting theirs late. And it looks like Longfellow was a little overwhelmed with SantaThing orders - a lot of the late ones have been Longfellow. But they'll come eventually - and, enjoy!
Thanks, Santa!

[American Nations] sounds extremely interesting and right up my alley. Plus the first line in the section about Appalachia is one that will automatically make any Appalachian feel a big smug/proud: "The last of the nations to be founded in the colonial period, Greater Appalachia was the most immediately disruptive."

The Victor Frankl book is one I've read short passages from but just haven't gotten around to reading, so that was definitely a good choice too. This was my first time with SantaThing and it was just SO much fun on both sides. I can't wait to do it again.
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