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CollectionsYour library (333), Series to complete (65), Individual books within Omnibus editions (4), e-books (9), Kids' collection (10), Wishlist (8), Read but unowned (101), moving on (1), All collections (456)

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About meI'm 40+, going on 15, but I'm responsible for two little boys, who absolutely turn my world upside down (sometimes, unfortunately, literally). They seem to think I'm their age, so we have lots of fun together.

I seem to have successfully introduced my eldest to books - though his favourite time for reading is a minute after lights-out. My youngest loves his board books, which he usually flips through in any order, and preferably upside-down. As you can see, they rule my world, and so books (which had hitherto been my first love) must take a back seat.
I may have to rethink the 75 Books Challenge - unless Mr Men books count?...

About my libraryWhen I was still at school, I fell in love with certain of the books I borrowed from the library, and decided to buy my own copies. If it was a series, since I couldn't afford to buy the whole series (which, in those days, were usually trilogies, or occasionally duologies), I would get the last book in a series - you might notice I've only got book 3 of some of the earlier published books, and, unfortunately, most of those series are now out of print. Once I started earning, of course, I could buy them all, so now, I try to get the whole series, if I like it (or, sometimes, just to complete the collection, even if I'm not that enamoured of the books). I try to get all the books in a series from the same publisher, and in the same binding, because I like my shelves to look neat (and I'm a bit pedantic that way!). I like to buy my books brand new, so they are pristine when I first open the cover with much anticipation for my next adventure. (And, if you haven't guessed, I'm a fantasy fan)

I do regret the out of print ones, though, because those were my early library, when I was being more selective, and they bring a sense of nostalgia; but now I can't re-read the rest of the series.

Oh - and I'm attempting the 75 book challenge: my thread is here:
for 2010: http://www.librarything.com/topic/84353
for 2011: http://www.librarything.com/topic/105871
for 2012: http://www.librarything.com/topic/130170
for 2013: http://www.librarything.com/topic/146937
for 2014: http://www.librarything.com/topic/163288#

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Location wiki : http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Location_Wiki
Series & Sequels 2012 wiki: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Series_and_Sequels

And on FictFact : http://www.fictfact.com/user/humouress

I took the book quiz, and apparently :




You're Jurassic Park!

by Michael Crichton

You combine all the elements of a mad scientist, a brash philosopher, a humble researcher, and a money-hungry attracter of tourists. With all these features, you could build something monumental or get chased around by your own demons. Probably both, in fact. A movie based on your life would make millions, and spawn at least two sequels thatwouldn't be very good. Be very careful around islands.


Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.


I've not actually read it yet; maybe I should. Or I'll just make a biopic ...

I've travelled around the world a lot :

visited 29 states (12.8%)
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Groups75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans, Australian LibraryThingers, FantasyFans, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, LibraryThing goes to the Chalet Schoolshow all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Susan Dexter, Patricia A. McKillip, Robin McKinley, L. M. Montgomery, Jennifer Roberson, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceAug 2, 2008

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