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CollectionsCDs (6), FOR THE GIRLS (32), DVDS (10), FAULKNER BOX (13), Your library (3,433), To read (953), Currently reading (3), Flat box marked 10-13 (17), Wishlist (114), Public Library Reads (167), Audio Books (10), Audio Recommendations (2), E-BOOKS (3), JCK Reads (85), Faulkner Studies (76), Folio Society Editions (22), Library of America (265), Lockridge Main Collection (96), Lockridge paperbacks (37), Modern Library (30), Signed copies (75), Cookbooks (82), VIRAGO (105), Magazines and Journals (58), On Loan (87), Read but unowned (477), Removed from Library (469), Whereabouts Unknown (37), Boxed (253), Africa, Asia, India, Mid-East (39), ALL READ BOX (LSK) (37), American Fiction box (24), Misc. History Box (15), TBR box 1 (24), Book Crossing (17), Paperback Book Swap (49), All collections (4,290)

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About me

I'm older than Elvis or John Lennon, but not as old as Paul McCartney or Bonnie Raitt. I love flowing water, flying geese, music, movies and books, books, books. My job was in the legal field, with responsibilities including case management, computer support, and systems administration. I retired at the end of 2015. I am a member of the Board of Trustees of the Scranton Public Library. I have a B.A. in English Literature from an excellent small liberal arts college, and continue on my own to study and enjoy the works of William Faulkner, who takes up more shelf space than anyone else in my library. I married one English major and raised another. My catalog will include books owned by the one I married (flamingrabbit), as well as my own. You'll find the offspring's catalog here as well, at lycomayflower. Did I mention I love books, books, books?

About my libraryEclectic. Threatens to take over the house. Much fiction, 19th, 20th and now 21st century. Emphasis on Southern writers, including Faulkner, Welty, Shelby Foote, Flannery O'Connor, James Lee Burke, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote. Lots of non-fiction too--history, especially WWII and the American Civil War, science and natural history, modern religious scholarship, cookbooks. Fair representation of poetry, essays, biography, genealogy, local history (PA, NY, LA) "Candy" in the form of detective fiction, suspense, fantasy, and the best of Stephen King.

I believe I have catalogued everything that is in the living area of the house. New acquisitions will be added as they come in. There are some books boxed in the attic, and those will also be added in spurts, as time and inclination allow.

"Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself." John Milton

"..the truly cultured are capable of owning thousands of unread books without losing their composure or their desire for more." Gabriel Zaid

""It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg."
Thomas Jefferson


My current, and final, 75 Book Challenge Group thread for 2016.
My 3rd 75 Book Challenge Group thread for 2016,
My 2nd 75 Book Challenge Group thread for 2016.
My first 75 Book Challenge Group thread for 2016.

Here is my final thread for 2015.
My third quarter of 2015 thread
My second quarter of 2015 reading thread
My first thread for 2015
Here's where Istarted in 2014.
Chapter Two is here.
And Chapter Three.
The Fourth and final chapter for 2014 is here.

This is my last thread for 2013.

My first thread for 2013 is here.

Here's where I began my 2012 reading record. And I continued with a second thread for 2012. Yet one more thread for 2012 can be found here.

My first 2011 thread is here. and Part Two and Third and final thread for 2011.

My 2010 reading thread can be found Here. and Here and

You'll find links to my 2009 threads at Laytonwoman3rd ups the ante for 2009

and its spin-off here with yet another extension here.

My 50 Book Challenge thread for 2008 is here
This is my 2007 thread

My wishlists for generous-type people:

Wishlist collection

I can occasionally be caught blogging at Working My Clay As I Find It.

Groups2015 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), 50 Book Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016show all groups

Favorite authorsJames Lee Burke, Clara Gillow Clark, Jeffery Deaver, Annie Dillard, William Faulkner, Shelby Foote, Stephen Jay Gould, G. W. Hawkes, John Irving, Walt Kelly, Barbara Kingsolver, Robert B. Parker, Annie Proulx, Anna Quindlen, J. R. R. Tolkien, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams (Shared favorites)



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Member sinceDec 3, 2005

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Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells: The Best of Early Vanity Fair by Graydon Carter

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