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Member: koalamom

CollectionsYour library (2,576), To read (8), All collections (2,584)

Reviews238 reviews

TagsFiction (1,002), Sci-fi (525), Mystery (520), Fantasy (328), Star Trek (275), Non-fiction (250), Cats (176), Children (113), Crime (106), Murder (80) — see all tags

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Recommendations4 recommendations

About meI was born in Rochester NY. I currently live in Clarks Summit PA, but spent four years in Anniston, Alabama. From 1992 to 2002 I worked for HarperCollins as a Customer Service Rep, but retired when my husband and I went to live in Alabama until 2006 where he taught computer science (he had just retired from the University of Scranton doing the same thing but wasn't ready to stop working quite yet). While in Anniston I volunteered at the library there, first helping out with a book inventory and then I scanned and cataloged over 10,000 very old glass negatives that had been sitting on shelves disintegrating. They are all online at http://www.anniston.lib.al.us/ if anyone would like to see them. Just scroll about half way down until you see old pictures and click on the site there.

I have two kids, both with graduate degrees; both avid readers. My son keeps me supplied with Star Wars and Star Trek and is now working on a Masters in forensic chemistry; my daughter also read a lot in Portuguese as she worked toward her doctorate, which she received in 2011 (and still does).

As mentioned below, I like booksales. I used to run, with my husband, the booksale at the Abington Community Library near where I live. It's run by their Friends group, of which we both are members and past officers.

About my libraryIt is eclectic, but tends toward sci-fi/fantasy and mysteries (especially with cats).

I usually read a book and then throw it into a box to be donated to my library's Friends' booksale - which is twice a year and where I get more books to read.

The books here are what I have read and what I remember having read, though I will undoubtedly forget many or stay up nights remembering them.

Several authors that have become favorites, I found out about when I helped with an inventory of the public library in Anniston, Alabama.

My challenge for 2010 - also includes a challenge to read 150 books this year - http://www.librarything.com/topic/71707 - which I achieved handily

My challenge for 2011 - http://www.librarything.com/topic/101963

My 2012 challenge list - http://www.librarything.com/topic/128781

My 2013 challenge - http://www.librarything.com/topic/146680

My 2014 listings - http://www.librarything.com/topic/162420

Groups100 Books in 2013 Challenge, 2012 books read, 50 Book Challenge, 999 Challenge, Bug Collectors, Challenge Yourself in 2011, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Eragon Book 4, FantasyFans, Group Reads - Literatureshow all groups

Favorite authorsPiers Anthony, Rita Mae Brown, Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton, Andrew Greeley, Tony Hillerman, Anne McCaffrey, Colleen McCullough, David Sakmyster, David Sakmyster, Margaret Weis (Shared favorites)

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Favorite librariesAbington Community Library, Anniston-Calhoun County Public Library, Dalton Community Library, Scranton Public (Albright Memorial) Library, The University of Scranton Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library

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Real nameSharleen

LocationClarks Summit PA 18411

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 22, 2008

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