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About meI'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 is in the legal field, with responsibilities that include case management, computer support, and systems administration. 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, as well as my own. You'll find the offspring's catalog under 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.
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, 999 Challenge —show all groups, American Civil War, Booker Prize, Books off the Shelf Challenge, Bug Collectors, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Deep South, Early Reviewers, Legacy Libraries, Monthly Author Reads, Needlearts, Nobel Laureates in Literature, Non-Fiction Challenge / Journal, Orange January/July, Patrick White 100th Anniversary Challenge, Pulitzer Fiction Challenge, Readers Over Sixty, Reading Globally, ROOT - 2013 Read Our Own Tomes, ROOT - 2014 Read Our Own Tomes, Tattered but still lovely, The Red Room, Virago Modern Classics, William Faulkner and his Literary Kin, Written in Stone - The Literary Cemetery
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
Currently readingThis Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust
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