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Tags!AUDIO (580), ROMANCE (524), 3* (481), COZY MYSTERY (445), MYSTERY (430), 3.5* (297), @FREEBIE (292), FICTION (229), ^2004&B4 (215), 4* (185) — see all tags
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About meUPDATED 11/14/13! see the items between the ~~~~~!
My name is Chèli and I live in MD, the suburbs of Washington,DC. I have been married to the most wonderful man for 38 years the end of May. I love to read and cross stitch, I'm a big Orioles Fan, but my other great passion (besides my husband and family) is my Christmas village. See Message 72 for My Christmas Village
And I'm working with a bunch of people here trying to lose a few pounds
THIS PICTURE is my beautiful youngest granddaughter Maddie - 11 weeks old. My, they grow up fast - only a preemie weeks ago! Check out all the other pics of my 7 beautiful grandchildren - Jackson, Molly Kate, Isabella, Stella, Miller,Olivia, and Maddie Grace! I will change my profile picture as new ones become available. so check out my gallery because sometimes they changed very quickly! I wish I could get more than one at a time :-D
BREAKING NEWS -
I'm getting closer to 3 of my grandkids. Jackson, Isabella, and Maddie (and their parents) are moving from Baton Rouge to Richmond! That's only a few hours away by car! YEAH!
Challenges for 2013
My Thread = http://www.librarything.com/talktopic.php?topic=142925#t
2013 Category Challenge - This year's category challenge is not a specific number of books, but books where the ratings will get each category 33 pts. Points are awarded by the rating as shown:
★★★★★ stars = 10 points truly exceptional
★★★★½ stars = 9 points tremendous
★★★★ stars = 8 points excellent
★★★½ stars = 7 points very good
★★★ stars = 6 points good
★★½ stars = 5 points could have been better
★★ stars = 4 points hard to get through
★½ stars = 3 points didn't like it
★ stars = 2 points not worth finishing/possibly abandoned
½ stars = 1 points lowest possibly rating/worthy of abandonment
75 Book Challenge
My thread - http://www.librarything.com/topic/146551
I am also attempting to reduce the books on my own shelves by partcipating in
the Read Our Own Tomes Challenge (ROOT)
US Presidents Challenge (ongoing) - 21-27 presidents bios
There's at least 8 years left to this challenge, so join us!
Endless Europe Challenge (ongoing) - books read set in all Eurporean countries )it will take a while, so I thought the floater was approriate)
US State Challenge (ongoing) - books set in all states plus DC
I vary my reading with audio versions of some books so that I can combine my needlework with my reading. In 2013 I'm hoping to "read" at least 35 audio versions.
I also want to see if I can keep up with the volume of pages that I read last year, so I set my goal around the same as 2012.
I have my own blog! So many things are keeping me busy, I decided I needed to have a place to talk about it. Check them out! Cheli's Cozy Corner is my personal blog while my book blog is Cheli's Shelves. ONE BLOG WAS NOT ENOUGH!
About my library These are the books that I'm hoping to read this month.
My library is always changing, I buy books and when I have finished them I either donate them to a library or other friends.I only keep the 4-5 star books. Even though I'm still reading from my TBR list, it keeps getting bigger and now my TBR is a mushroom cloud that has erupted and is covering the earth!
My collections organize my books along with tags like this:
My library is actually fairly organized by tags.
Each book is identified by SPOTS - a Collection for Status and Possession of Ownership, a Type tag and a Shelf tag.
1. Collection of Ownership will be such that we know what is owned, read, borrowed
Status READ, CKDOUT, TO READ, CURRENTLY READING
Possession of Ownership MYUNREAD, MCL, OWNED, PC
OWNED (O) Books I physically own
PC (PC) Audio Books ripped to my PC
YOUR LIBRARY (YL) REFERENCE ONLY
MYUNREAD (MU) Owned but not Read
CKDOUT (CK) BORROWED FROM LIBRARY
MCL (MCL) LIBRARY BOOKS /AUDIO TOO
CURRENTLY READING (CR) In Progress
READ BUT UNOWNED (RNO) Sold or donated
TO READ (TR) MU+PC+CK-CR
READ (READ) O-MU+MCL+RBU
2.Then comes the Type tags - ROMANCE, MYSTERY, COZY MYSTERY, FANTASY, FICTION, NONFICTION, CLASSICS, BIO, HISTORY, SPORTS, etc.
4.I'm still in the process of adding Shelf tags tags for the book location - I purchased special indentifying shelf labels but I'm not pushing myself to finish this tagging part.
I don't want to give the false impression that I have over 1000 books in my home, because if there were, my husband would kill me! My library here has what I own, have read, or want to read. IN ESSENCE, IT'S MY VIRTUAL LIBRARY. Now with Collections you see how large my Wishlist is and that's not counting one's I've read about here at LT and am still deciding whether to add them to the wishlist or not.
If you'd like to see what you may have added to the list, check out the Books to Investigate collection and if your ID is there, you are an ENABLER!
If you stop by to check out my profile, say hi! I'm always looking for new friends!
Groups2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, Fifty States Fiction (or Nonfiction) Challenge, HRBG - Winter 2012 Count of Monte Cristo, Needlearts, ROOT - 2013 Read Our Own Tomes, ROOT - 2014 Read Our Own Tomes, Serious Series Lovers, THE ANYTHING CULINARY BOOK GROUP —show all groups, The Europe Endless Challenge, US Presidents Challenge (USPC)
Favorite authorsVictoria Alexander, Elizabeth Aston, Mary Balogh, Steve Berry, Jo Beverley, Laura Childs, Kate Collins, Diane Mott Davidson, Christina Dodd, Linda Fairstein, Jane Feather, Monica Ferris, Joanne Fluke, Ariana Franklin, Jillian Hunter, Julie Hyzy, Laurie R. King, Jayne Ann Krentz, Stephanie Laurens, Donna Leon, Garth Nix, Louise Penny, Anne Perry, Rick Riordan, Michael Scott, Bertrice Small, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, Cynthia Wright (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Francis Scott Key Mall, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Rockville Pike, Borders - Gaithersburg, Second Story Books - Rockville, MD, Wonder Book Gaithersburg
Favorite librariesAspen Hill Library - Montgomery County Public Libraries (MD), Enoch Pratt Free Library - Light Street Branch, Montgomery County Public Library - Olney Library, White Oak Library - Montgomery County Public Libraries (MD)
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Currently readingThe Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, Book 2) by Rick Riordan
In The Shadow of Wounded Knee: The Untold Final Chapter of the Indian Wars by Roger Di Silvestro
Disaster!: The Great San Francisco Earthquake & Fire of 1906 by Dan Kurzman