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About meRegretfully, I no longer live near the sea. Instead I live near two cemeteries! I am currently retired, but perhaps will work again in the future. I have bipolar disorder, but it doesn't have me! (Not usually, anyway.) My interests are music, violin, books (obviously, duh!), writing, journaling (I'm on LiveJournal, same name as here), performing arts (dance, opera and theater, in addition to music), mental illness, magick, witchcraft, neo-paganism and the history of modern witchcraft. Notice the profound lack of physical activity. I'm working on remedying that by taking walks. Oh, yeah, I like to work on kids' plastic needlepoint pictures. If you want I'll send you one. You can have a butterfly or a flower.

About my libraryMy library covers a wide variety of topics (I like to think) ranging from Llewellyn New Age and "Wicca" fluff, to the nitty gritty Craft stuff (history and practice), to current events and history (ancient to modern), politics, self-help, psychology, mental health, music, music science, music history, music performance, Pearl Jam, Judy Garland, Greta Garbo, needlework, poetry, journaling, diaries, the Holocaust, interior decorating, gardening, fiction, mystery, feminism, neo-paganism, Wicca, witchcraft, magickal reference books and more, but that's what I can lay my eyes on right now.

The star rating system works something like this: I don't see the point of giving a book one star. If it was that bad, with no redeeming social value, it gets no stars. 2 stars - the book was adequate to the task. 3 - average. 4 - stars - outstanding. 5 stars - exceptional, memorable, I'd give it more stars if I could.

Recently, I've discovered I'm interested in fashion, style and beauty. I have a blog dedicated to writing reviews of books on those topics on Blogspot,

I also talk about beauty, style and fashion, shopping, spending, various attempts at budgeting, and a little interior decorating and home organization thrown in for good measure.

I've read a lot of books in my time, but I'm always buying more. is a dangerous thing! I read a lot more now that I'm retired, and I enjoy it.

Groups50 Book Challenge, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Books of Shadows, Girlybooks, Happy Heathens, Livejournalers, Non-Fiction Readers, Rare, Old or Offbeat, The Green Dragon, The Witches of LibraryThingshow all groups


Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Court Street, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Edgewater Commons, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Staten Island, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Union Square, Bauman Rare Books, Bent Pages Used Books, BookCourt, Books of Wonder, East Village Books & Records, East West Living, Enchantments, Every Thing Goes Book Cafe, Fashion Institute of Technology Bookstore, Forbidden Planet NYC, Jim Hanley's Universe - Staten Island, New York Historical Society Museum & Library Store, New York School of Interior Design Bookstore, Partners & Crime, Posman Books @ GCT, St. Mark's Bookshop (New York City), St. Mark's Comics, Strand Bookstore, The Community Bookstore, The Drama Book Shop, The Juilliard Bookstore, The Mysterious Bookshop, Three Lives & Company

Favorite librariesAmerican Family Immigration History Center at Ellis Island, New York Public Library - Jerome Robbins Dance Division, New York Public Library - Mid-Manhattan Library, New York Public Library - Music Division, New York Public Library - New Dorp Branch, New York Public Library - Richmondtown Branch, New York Public Library - Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, New York Public Library - St. George Library Center, New York Public Library - The Billy Rose Theatre Collection, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Scandinavia House - Halldór Laxness Library, Staten Island Museum History Archives and Library

Other favoritesNew York Society for Ethical Culture, National Museum of the American Indian - The George Gustav Heye Center, Museum of Modern Art, American Museum of Natural History, Symphony Space, Brooklyn Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art


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