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CollectionsSummer 2010 (46), Your library (652), Currently reading (9), 2010 Reads (47), Kitchen (20), Things I have taught (6), To read (351), Read but unowned (24), All collections (677)

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About meMy name is Carina, and I'm a 20-something high school teacher living and working in downtown Toronto.

I developed a ravenous love for reading when I was a very small child, working my way through hundreds of books by the time I reached university. My love of the written word drew me to complete an Honours Bachelor of Arts with a Specialist in English, and later to become (among other subjects) a high school English teacher.

Through my university years, I learned a lot about myself and about books, including that I hated being told what to read. I spent 5 years reading next to nothing that I had chosen myself, and my personal intake of literature fell to a life-long low. Since then, however, I have returned to reading, one of my first loves, and intend to stay by its side 'til death do us part.

About my libraryMy tastes range from the mild to the extremely eclectic. I will read almost anything as long as it appeals to me in some way, and I have almost never left a book unfinished, even if it lost my interest. At times, I have even slogged through atrocious writing simply so that I could find out what happened to the characters.

I tend to be plot-driven, but not always. I love a book with deep, realistic characters just as much as a book with an argument to prove or story to tell. I read fiction and non-fiction in equal measures, though I must admit that my intake of poetry is sub-par.

Book stores are my kryptonite. I own hundreds of books that I have never gotten around to reading, which should also tell you how many books I own that I have read. I almost never turn down offers of free books.

Groups1010 Category Challenge, 50 Book Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, BookMooching, Librarians who LibraryThing, ReadaThing, Tea!

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Favorite bookstoresA Different Booklist, Bakka-Phoenix Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookstore, Chapters - Festival Hall, Chapters - World's Biggest Book Store, Come As You Are, Indigo Books - Eaton Centre, The Cookbook Store, Toronto Women's Bookstore

Favorite librariesToronto Public Library - Riverdale, Toronto Public Library - Toronto Reference Library, University of Toronto - Robarts Library

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Member sinceDec 14, 2009

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