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CollectionsChildren's Books (900), Mysteries (126), Persephone Books (16), Your library (1,204), Wishlist (86), Currently reading (3), To read (240), Read but unowned (343), Favorites (16), Recovered books (1), All collections (1,624)

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About meI have my master's in library & information studies and initially worked as a children's librarian in a public library; now I work in circulation in a beautiful university library. I love reading, collecting, and organizing books.

I also have a passion for interior design & DIY projects; interesting glassware and china, esp. Art Deco pieces; old movies, and new movies that remind me of old movies; genealogy; cooking; jazz/standards music (Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, Django Reinhardt, etc.); and home-making/self-sufficiency practices.

About my libraryAll the books on my "Library" list are books I currently own. I do have certain parameters that influence my choice to buy a book rather than just check it out from a library. I collect books I know or anticipate to be of quality from certain publishers, collections, authors, and genres, and, once read, I will only keep the book if I truly loved it, think I may read it again, or would like to share it with others.

I read & collect books on a variety of topics. My top 5 favorite genres currently are early-mid 20th century British realistic fiction, early-mid 20th century cozy mysteries, children's novels, children's picture books, and non-fiction (mostly relating to homemaking/DIY, interior design, food, history, children's literature, and various Christian topics). Good children's literature is just as complex, beautiful, and laborious to create as is good literature intended for adults, and that goes for both novels and many picture books. Some of my absolute favorite books are children's books, and not for lack of reading plenty of "adult" books!

I am currently collecting the following:

~ Publishers/Collections: Persephone books (with grey covers), Virago Modern Classics (paperback & clothbound), Puffin & Penguin Clothbound Classics.

~ Authors: Agatha Christie (and many of her peers') paperbacks, P.D. Wodehouse, E.F. Benson, Miss Read, Van Reid, Roald Dahl, Elsa Beskow, Tasha Tudor, select Mo Willems (Elephant & Piggy and Pigeon series), and many more.

~ Miscellaneous: All versions (including fractured) of The Three Little Pigs and The Three Bears.

My "Favorites" list reflects books that are my absolute favorites. Books that I have read, or intend to read, over and over again.

Groups20-Something LibraryThingers, Agatha Christie, Anglophiles, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Librarians who LibraryThing, Persephone Readers, TinyCat, Virago Modern Classics

Favorite authorsAgatha Christie, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Daphne du Maurier, Miss Read (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstores2nd & Charles, McKay Used Books - Chattanooga

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LocationAL, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJun 16, 2010

Currently readingEnglish Country House Murders by Thomas Godfrey
The ESV Study Bible by Crossway Bibles
How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esmé Raji Codell

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