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CollectionsYour library (2,287), Fairytale Adaptations (490), Comics (1,331), Tablet (311), DVD-Video (202), Music (116), Games (10), Wishlist (453), Read but unowned (979), Currently reading (3), To read (553), Favorites (345), Gaiman Shelf (41), Phantom Shelf (46), Magazines (8), Weed? (121), Replace (74), Books to be Thrown Across the Room with Great Force (10), All collections (5,298)

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Tagsfiction (4,355), fantastic fiction (4,134), comics (2,843), science fiction (2,270), Sorta Fairytale (2,229), youth (2,151), fantasy (2,018), adventure (1,955), superheroes (1,652), action (1,263) — see all tags

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About meI was raised on books by my dear Mom, have volunteered and worked in libraries since I was 9, and currently work in an academic library as a cataloging assistant. It's in the blood.

Aside from books and reading I also like film, mythology, folktales, animation, comic books, Corgis, and hedgehogs.

My favorite book has to be The Arrival by Shaun Tan, my favorite novel is The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, and my favorite authors include Neil Gaiman, Donna Jo Napoli, Charles de Lint, Karen Cushman, Poe, Roger Ebert, and Jane Yolen. I'm an eager collector of novels based on fairy tales, and I love Terry Pratchett's Discworld series and Charles de Lint's Newford books.

I've also participated in flash-mob cataloging parties, and am proud to have been a part of this group:

About my libraryI'm a compulsive book-hoarder and have had to give up on frequenting used-book stores (Borders and Barnes & Noble are out of the question!) until I make a hole in the unread books that take up most of my closet.

The genres I tend to gravitate to are fantasy, children's, YA, mythic fiction, fairy tale fantasy, and books about books.

GroupsBooks in Books, Children's Literature, Comics, Fairy Tale Readers, Fairy Tales Retold, Feminist Theory, Japanese Culture, Mythology, Phantoms of the Opera

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, W. H. Auden, Cicely Mary Barker, Kate Beaton, Berkeley Breathed, Jan Brett, Angela Carter, Karen Cushman, Ellen Datlow, Emily Dickinson, Roger Ebert, Warren Ellis, Anne Fadiman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Gebert, Kieron Gillen, Rumer Godden, William Goldman, Edward Gorey, Jacob Grimm, Shannon Hale, Heidi Anne Heiner, Jim Henson, Karen Hesse, Trina Schart Hyman, Henrik Ibsen, Diana Wynne Jones, Susan Kay, Gary Larson, Madeleine L'Engle, Charles de Lint, Lois Lowry, Daphne du Maurier, Robin McKinley, Linda Medley, A. A. Milne, Hayao Miyazaki, L. M. Montgomery, Alan Moore, Donna Jo Napoli, Audrey Niffenegger, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Greg Pak, Katherine Paterson, Danny Peary, Edgar Allan Poe, Terry Pratchett, Jane Ray, Lotte Reiniger, Greg Rucka, Louis Sachar, Saki, Marjane Satrapi, William Shakespeare, Shel Silverstein, Gail Simone, Chris Sims, Jeff Smith, Jon Stewart, Natsuki Takaya, Naoko Takeuchi, Shaun Tan, James Thurber, Mark Twain, Brian K. Vaughan, T. H. White, Oscar Wilde, Billy Wilder, Thornton Wilder, William Carlos Williams, Terri Windling, Jane Yolen (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAcme Comics, Beach Book Mart, Book Shop New & Used, Chapel Hill Comics, Edward McKay Used Books & More Greensboro, Edward McKay Used Books & More Raleigh, Foundation's Edge, Mr. Mike's Used Books - Cary, Nice Price Books, Quail Ridge Books & Music, Reader's Corner, The Book Vault, The Bookshop

Favorite librariesNorth Carolina State University Libraries - D.H. Hill Library, Wake County Public Libraries - West Regional Library

Other favoritesThe Joel Lane Museum House


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Real nameLaura

LocationRaleigh, NC

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Member sinceMay 16, 2007

Currently readingRichard Wagner's The Ring of Nibelung by P. Craig Russell
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Peanutbutter & Jeremy's Best Book Ever [Digital] by James Kochalka

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Your About My Library paragraph sounds awfully familiar (said by a guy with about 600 books and comics in his unread category) :-)
Oh Laura, that is so nice of you! I thank you and all the members of Librarything for all the interesting reviews I got.
Best wishes
Muna Imady

Dear Laura
I was touched by your concern.
Yes, we are all fine, but in need of your prayers.
Best wishes
Muna Imady
LT says we share 43 books, but maybe it is 44, if we throw in Hoban's "The Sea-Thing's Child." (Mine isn't listed because I only have Xerox from library copy longlong ago.)
Stopped by to check out your collection a bit, and I just wanted to tell you I LOVE your category called "Books to be Thrown Across the Room with Great Force." Nice.
I love your collection! We share a lot of the same interests (in comics). I'm in Library School at San Jose State, I also hope to work in academic libraries. I hope you'll accept my friend request! I'm always looking to expand my literary interests.
Noticed you liked As I Lay Dying, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it's also southern and a bit dark. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Here's a link to a summary (and a sample chapter)in case you'd like to read more about the novel before you commit:


Thanks! I think we have a lot of the same reading interests ;)
You're too kind - I loved your list of "sorta fairytale" tags and the retold fairy tales! I definitely see that as a category for a reading challenge next year (although I hope it's not 10/10/10!)


Thanks for the add back!
You're welcome, Laura!
I've already requested holds on some of your recommendations
and I'm looking forward to sampling more from your library.
Take care.
Because of your review, I decided to make Enchantment my next Audible download. I'm in the final 4th of the book now, and it's very good so far. Thanks for doing the review. Otherwise I might not have bothered with it.
I read in the Lost Girls discussion, that you like fairy tale adaptations. I see you have Fables, but did you ever see the comics by Frank Cammuso: Max Hamm Fairy Tale detective ? 4 comic books so far, a bit hard to find.
Then there are Loisel's Peter Pan comic books. The story of the flying boy told very differently.
Patrick Atangan retells Japanese folk tales in his Songs of our ancestors series in a comic style format.
I've changed my user name to jhwmsls
Thanks for the congrats (and sorry it's taken so long to write that!)

Do you know where you're going to school?

I have just radically changed my library, you might want to take me off your interesting libraries list. But we can stay in touch if you like!
Your name turns up all the time on my Connections and I thought I had added you to my Interesting Libraries! But I hadn't (have now!) Thanks for adding me to yours!
Thanks for adding me to your Interesting Libraries, too, Laura! A few of the books on your list have quite intrigued me and may soon be added to my collection. ^_^

Fond Regards,
Just wanted to drop by and say thank you for the "Interesting Libraries" add. Plus, I ADORE your profile pic! Fizzgig is SO cute! LOL! :D
Thank you for introducing me to No Rest for the Wicked!

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