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Collections2014 Books Read (62), Read but unowned (601), eBooks (80), Currently reading (39), Challenge Books (665), Your library (9,120), Wishlist (128), Provisional (15), Dad's House (197), Take11 Books (10), 2013 Books Read (113), 2012 Books Read (160), 2011 Books Read (118), 2010 books read (167), 2009 books read (142), 2008 books read (140), Don't bother (3), All collections (9,853)

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About meP. W. Haile is librarian at Clemson Montessori School, Clemson, SC.

J. M. Haile is writer, editor, designer, and publisher at Macatea Productions,

The above photo is of J. M. and P. W. long, long ago in a front yard far, far away.

About my libraryLooking at all of our tags, one can see that the library contains a large amount of genre fiction and science of all kinds. There is also a smattering of many other subjects as we both have an omnivorous taste in reading materials. This represents thirty-five years of collecting together and has survived numerous moves.

Ratings and reviews: These are primarily the opinion of pwh. As I have added books, I've come across a few that I wanted to say something about and so wrote a short review. If I only want to say that I think it is an excellent example of its type then it received a rating. Therefore my average rating is high but only a small number of books have received ratings at this point.

More reviews (by jmh) of recently published, nonfiction books are posted at

The Currently Reading collection is really pwh's RECENTLY Read books and are mostly read in conjunction with her 13 in 13 Challenge.

Groups1010 Category Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 888 Challenge, 999 Challenge, A Quieter LibraryThing, Book Liberation Project, Books in 2025: The Future of the Book World, British & Irish Crime Fiction, Bug Collectorsshow all groups

Favorite authorsDick Francis, Georgette Heyer, Tony Hillerman, Jayne Ann Krentz, Anne McCaffrey, Patrick O'Brian, Elizabeth Peters, Ellis Peters, Nora Roberts, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresElder's Bookstore

Favorite librariesCapt. Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library, Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library

Other favoritesFriends of the Greenville County Library System

Favorite listsFavorite Literary Love Stories, The Immigrant's Stories, Top Five Books of 2013, Vote: Science, Religion, and History Group Reads


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Real nameJ. M. and P. W. Haile

LocationCentral, SC 29630

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Member sinceSep 15, 2005

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Hah, thanks :)
Thank you! I hadn't even realized! :-)
Thanks so much! I'd actually forgotten!
Thanks - I had no idea! - Joyce
Thanks! I was trying to remember this day, your message was the perfect reminder.
> Happy 7-year Thingaversary!

Thanks for reminding me. How time flies!
Thanks for the Thingaversary wishes . . . hard to believe it's been 8 years! :-)
Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much I'm enjoying Take11. I created an account for my parents last night (they have a massive DVD collection!) and it's so much easier to build a collection with y'all then with the other places I've tried. Keep up the good work!
Following excerpt is from One Good Knight by Mercedes Lackey, p. 219.

"Well, our family does that, too, of course," he said. "But our treasure is a bit different. We're librarians." ...

"Librarians," she said aloud, then grinned as she got it. "Good gods. You are Bookwyrms, aren't you?"

Gina stared at her a moment, then groaned as she got the pun. The Tradition loved puns.

"Yes, we are, " Periapt said proudly. "very much so. ... My library is cataloged and cross-cataloged and I have read every book in it at least once. I also collect all manner of information and I have created books of my own." ...

...Adamant said ..."Besides, the pure Bookwyrms need someone to defend them, right? There are always nasty Magicians trying to steal things out of the hoard."

"The library," Periapt corrected him.

"Um, yes, the library."
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