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CollectionsYour library (646), Language and Linguistics (97), Psychology and Cognitive Science (47), Speech Language Pathology (32), Textbooks (59), Literature (Actual and About) (277), (Other) Science and Math (32), Society (Loosely Defined) (90), Reference (88), Arts / Architecture (18), Humor and Trivia (18), eBooks (7), Periodicals (27), Kids' Books / Adorableness (8), Wishlist (106), Favorites (23), Read but unowned (19), All collections (804)

Reviews56 reviews

Tagsfiction (243), wishlist (105), reference (91), fantasy (82), linguistics (72), textbook (59), British (56), American (47), mystery (47), anthology (45) — see all tags

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About meI'm a grad student studying speech-language pathology; I am also a total linguistics/cog-neuro nerd. Outside of school, I'm into swimming, running and hiking, textile stuff (sewing, weaving, knitting, quilting, etc), and lately, forays into vegetarian cooking. I like most things water-related, whether in solid or liquid form-- I've never lived anywhere other than villages/cities on/near Lake Ontario, and it has definitely shaped who I am-- and, of course, am minorly obsessed with my cat. I did my undergraduate degree in Toronto and miss the city desperately now that I've moved elsewhere.

About my libraryCurrently embarking upon the Library of Congress / Dewey challenges! I have a very, very long way to go.

For better or worse, my tagging is pretty idiosyncratic. Non-fiction subjects are pretty straight-forward, but my tagging of fiction leaves something to be desired. Whether or not I remember / am inspired to rate something is kind of wildly inconsistent, and the ratings themselves are fairly arbitrary and sometimes kind of inaccurate, upon reflection... Anyway, I'm working on that, slowly. (For what it's worth, I DO try to use 2.5 stars as my 'completely average' rating.)

GroupsCrime, Thriller & Mystery, Dewey Decimal Challenge, Girlybooks, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, LC Classification Challenge, ROOT - 2013 Read Our Own Tomes

Favorite authorsBen Aaronovitch, David Crystal, Edward Eager, Louise Penny, Oliver Sacks (Shared favorites)


Other favoritesTrinity College Friends of the Library Book Sale

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real nameKelsey


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Member sinceApr 4, 2010

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Happy holidays to you, too! I hope you enjoy the McPhee. When I read about your interest in linguistics, one of the essays in Irons in the Fire immediately came to mind. I read the book over a decade ago when I was in college, and it has stuck with me for all that time. The Fforde is fun and kind of fluffy.

There was another book I was considering, but it was out of the Santa Thing price range: Fighting the Current: the Rise of American Women's Swimming, 1870 to 1926. It may be on your radar already.
Oh, P.P.S., loved the pic of your cat. I added one of my own (our 12-year-old cream colored tabby named Gus) to my picture gallery if you want see him.
Hello Secret Santa! Excellent choices this year, and thank you very much. Karen Russell is already on my "to be read" list (Swamplandia!) and I know I would have gotten Vampires eventually. Great choice there. And The Encyclopedia of Early Earth looks amazing. I hadn't heard of that one, but I've spent the past few days browsing through it, and I can't wait to find some concentrated time to sit down and read it properly. The books look gorgeous. Thank you again.

Also, just a P.S., your comment about the Jonas Jonasson book led me to seek him out. I've seen that one on the shelves, and I think I've even read some positive reviews online, but for some reason I skipped past it. Probably unintentionally. (So many books, so little time.) Now that you've mentioned him and I've looked him up (again), I think that will definitely be a book to read soon. I've got it on my post-Christmas shopping list. Thanks for the recommendation.
Hi! Just wanted to drop by and say thank you for picking my SantaThing books -- they arrived today, and I am looking forward to reading them soon. Thanks again!

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