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About meI'm a bibliophile for sure. I love reading, but I REALLY just love books in general. It started when I was young and made my own library out of all the Scholastic paperbacks my mom would let me order from the monthly school catalogs. We certainly weren't rich, but I remember begging for as many books as possible. Then, high school came, and it seemed my book obsession had grown dormant amongst the glitter and glory of those teenage years. My senior year of high school, however, I became a library aide, and it was a year the state granted school libraries thousands of dollars for ordering new books. Oh, they were so beautiful; it was a bibliophile's heaven ;-). That re-kindled my bookish desire, and finally, the summer before my junior year of college, that dormant compulsion for books had crept back into my conscious thoughts, and I began frequenting used book stores and library sales. Then, I took an adolescent literature class as part of my Secondary English Teaching degree, and my affinity for young adult lit was birthed. I began re-reading books from my childhood and discovered why my teachers shared them with us; I read classics and started delving into poetry, and from there, my library, both adult and adolescent, continued growing. I have slowed down the volume of my acquistions in the last 2 years because I didn't want it to grow out of control (I believe in moderation), and also because I had moved to Saipan to take a missionary teaching position in a local school and made next to nothing, so money was tight. Now, I'm back in the states, but lacking a current job has also curbed my procuring! However, my love for books will always follow me throughout life, and I look forward to eventually reading all the books I currently have, as well as adding some new ones as I go. I am always open for suggestions :-). I am sorry to report that I am absoutely horrible when it comes to answering comment postings, so responses to comments are rarely forthcoming (as a heads up :-).

About my libraryIt's eclectic, but it's heavy on classics, young adult literature, Agatha Christie, and historical fiction. I've also recently been branching out in my fantasy and science fiction interests. I am a HUGE Agatha Christie fan. However, my library is also sprinkled with poetry, humor, non-fiction, drama, inspirational, and even some popular fiction. My favorite genres are historical fiction and fantasy, but I'm open to just about anything that catches my attention, and my library reflects this as well. And, I suppose I should add that I included my husband's books in here too. Though I had way more books than him, now that we're married, they are technically OURS now . . . :-).


Favorite authorsJane Austen, Dave Barry, Agatha Christie, C. S. Lewis, Judith Pella, Michael Phillips, J. R. R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)

LocationBaker, FL

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Member sinceJun 13, 2007

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Am thanking everyone for the comments. Sorry I am horrible at this section and have not replied at all.
Hi Baker, FL from Palatka, FL. I still have my Nancy Drews too and I am a huge Agatha Christie fan!
I think we have similar tastes. My favorite genres are also classics, Agatha Christie, and historical fiction. I'm glad to see you have Alexandre Dumas in your library. Have you ever read anything by Margaret George? She writes historcal fiction. I read her Autobiography of Henry VIII, and I thought it was excellent. It even inspired me to buy her books on Peter the Great and Celopatra, though I've yet to read them.
I wish I had reread that before I submitted it...realized I added a 'since' that shouldn't be there!!
I remember my dad asking me what I wanted for Christmas one year and I asked for Nancy Drew books. He went to a second hand book store (my first realization that such wonderful places existed!) and bought me ten N.D. books I had never read. Such bliss! I donated all those books when I moved from one province to another, and even thirty years later since wish I had held onto them. I guess my Agatha Christie books have taken their places.
Oh, you HAVE to enter your Nancy Drew books, too! It sounds like you have such a marvellous collection...
hello i love agatha christie too. first grew up with enid blyton then moved to agatha christie. i think we share some classics too, though i don't have that many classic books. but i do have tolkien's books and i consider it very classic ;p
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