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About meA beautiful pre-spring day, sent to tempt us into believing that Spring has arrived.

One of my biggest pleasures in life is opening a new book.

I live in the sticks on 8 acres with husband, 2 cats, and a large fish tank with one holdout fish, a Black Tetra. When he/she goes to Fish Heaven, the fish tank will be disassembled. At least temporarily, I'm done with fish.

Our 23-year old daughter lives in Wilmington NC and works for a house-cleaning service and loves it. She may or may not go back to school, which saddens me, but I've finally gotten over the disappointment and realized that it's her life, her responsibility. Huge mental shift, that.

I retired on January 29, 2016. My primary goal? Get to the point where I'm bored, whether that takes 6 months or 6 years. Seriously, there are things I want to do around the house that have been building up since daughter was born, books to read, time to waste, sleep to catch up on, museums to visit, etc. and etc.

It's not a day if I haven't had a chance to read. I am always looking for new authors and areas of interest. I tend more to fiction than non-fiction but still probably read more non-fiction than most.

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The higher of these two numbers below indicates which side of your brain has dominance in your life. Realising your right brain/left brain tendancy will help you interact with and to understand others.

Left Brain Dominance: (12) Right Brain Dominance: (8)

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About my libraryExcept for 7 books that I keep in LT to keep the Early Reviewer Gods happy, every book in my library is somewhere on a shelf in my house. I only use this LT account for my cataloged library.

So. What I own is eclectic. Shabby, brand new. Big, little. Straight, gay. Kid books, grown up books. Fiction, nonfiction, reference, old family Bibles, self-published books of poetry by friends of the family, and my grandmother's records book.

My collection is a combination of what I love to read and books I've inherited from family members. Some books I look at and say "Where did YOU come from?" Maybe they just migrate in.

I'm fortunate to have a husband who knows how important books are to me. The Library is 2 walls of floor to ceiling books. There are shelves upstairs in the parlour and shelves in the sunroom. I've just recently co-opted my daughter's playroom (and its shelves); henceforth to be called Karen's Retreat. Being surrounded by books is very important to me.

Groups100 books in 2014 challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 2016 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), 2017 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES), 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, 75 Books Challenge for 2017show all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Rita Mae Brown, Bill Bryson, Agatha Christie, Michael Connelly, e. e. cummings, Georgette Heyer, Michael Malone, J. K. Rowling, J. D. Salinger, Dorothy L. Sayers, Kurt Vonnegut (Shared favorites)

Favorite listsBook Riot's 100 must-read works of Jewish Fiction, Cheesy pleasures and odd lots!

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Real nameKaren

LocationNorth Carolina

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Member sinceOct 1, 2007

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