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CollectionsYour library (543), Currently reading (3), Read but unowned (49), Owned but unread (37), Donated (13), Officially unfinished (5), On hiatus (2), Wishlist (55), All collections (598)

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Tagsfiction (370), ebook (240), nonfiction (188), memoir (93), humor (64), history (59), civil rights (53), adventure (47), war (36), mystery (35) — see all tags

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About meThe profile photo is Boots in repose. We have 4 cats. Between them there are 15 legs. My husband and I each have 2 legs.

I am a scientist looking to enrich her life through reading new and interesting books. When I was little, I wanted to be either an astronaut or a librarian -- can't remember which came first. Fear of flying (among other things) kept me from being an astronaut. LibraryThing is wonderful for the mildly compulsive, cataloging aspect of my nature. I joined LibraryThing when I purchased a Kindle. I wanted a way to view my library as a single unit, not hard copy vs. electronic. I also like seeing the covers.

About my libraryMy library contains books I own (both read and unread) as well as books I do not own but am sure I have read. The physically unowned books are in My Library, on the theory that if they have passed over my eyes and into my head, I "own" them on some level. This makes me feel good - that I have ownership of the ideas, even if I do not have a physical copy. I have not listed my professional books. There are also many books I have not entered, even though I have read them, because I don't remember them very well. My Wishlist is the only collection not included in My Library. I would use Wishlist more if I could exclude it from Collections, but "so it goes," to quote one of my favorite authors.

P.S. Please feel free to let me know if I have misspelled an author or title, or in some way incorrectly combined or separated my books on the main work pages. Thanks.

GroupsAmazon's Kindle, Atwoodians, Cats, books, life is good., Club Read 2011, Club Read 2012, Girlybooks, Jewish Bibliophiles, Kindley Book Club, Mac Users at LibraryThing, Medicineshow all groups

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, James Baldwin, Pearl S. Buck, Chaim Potok, Kurt Vonnegut, Elie Wiesel (Shared favorites)

Favorite listsBest Slipstream or Interstitial Fiction, Big Reading List of Slipstream Literature

LocationSomewhere in the western hemisphere

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMar 17, 2008

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The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna

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