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Member: brewergirl

CollectionsDiscarded (359), Ebooks (61), Audiobooks (134), Your library (2,809), Currently reading (4), To read (107), Read but unowned (301), Personal collection (2,404), House collection (173), All collections (2,810)

Reviews82 reviews

Tagsfiction (1,364), childrens (378), history (300), made into movie (294), uk (279), loc:guest room (240), FSD (235), series (216), borrowed (211), maine author (191) — see all tags

MediaNot set (47), Book (2,762), Paper Book (2,372), Audiobook (77), Ebook (13), Sound Recording (1), CD sound recording (1)

Cloudstag cloud, author cloud, tag mirror

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)
* My 2015 thread on ROOT 2015 (Read Our Own Tomes)
* My 2016 thread on ROOT 2016 (Read Our Own Tomes)
* My 2017 thread on ROOT 2017 (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
* My 2015 thread on 75 Book Challenge group
* My 2016 thread on 75 Book Challenge group
* My 2017 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.

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, 2015 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), 2016 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), 2017 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES), 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, Audiobooks, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographiesshow 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, Louise Penny, 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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Real nameMartha Day

LocationWestbrook, Maine

Account typepublic, lifetime

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

Member sinceSep 8, 2005

Currently readingHow the Scots invented the Modern World : the true story of how western Europe's poorest nation created our world & everything in it by Arthur Herman
Wherever you go, there you are : mindfulness meditation in everyday life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932 by William Manchester
Pets on the couch : neurotic dogs, compulsive cats, anxious birds, and the new science of animal psychiatry by Nicholas H. Dodman

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