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CollectionsYour library (5,086), Currently reading (19), Already Read (552), Incunabula (12), Signed by Author (33), Treasures (176), Tiny Books (15), From my childhood (7), From my teens (20), No longer mine (5), Favorites (31), All collections (5,092)

Reviews21 reviews

TagsNovels (527), Egypt (378), Biography (359), Classics (328), In Spanish (324), Bibliophilia (318), Children (270), History (231), Wicca (190), Art (185) — see all tags

MediaNot set (263), Book (4,815), Paper Book (3,840), Audiobook (14), Ebook (3), Video Recording (1), Other (13), Printed music (1), Software (1)

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About me

Buddhism teaches that nothing is permanent and that attachment to material things will bring suffering. I suffer then, because impermanence means that one day I will have to part with my books. Books are my source of comfort. Since I can remember, whenever something significant happens in my life I run to the bookstore, either to celebrate or to find refuge. There's nothing like the rush I feel when I enter a room lined with old books. I was told once I'd never live long enough to read my entire library. Oh, well...

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By COLLECTIBLES I mean books chosen for their beauty and uniqueness. These exquisite little treasures were a present from a fellow bibliophile and dear friend who acquired them for me on his own birthday!

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THE SECRET GARDEN illustrated by Inga Moore. The loveliest edition of that title I have seen so far.

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GroupsAncient Egypt, Antiquarian Books, Book Quotations, Books in Books, Books on Books, Egyptian Fiction Galore, Mythology

Favorite authorsAi, Cyril Aldred, Jane Austen, Nicholas A. Basbanes, Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, Erma Bombeck, Carol Browne, E. A. Wallis Budge, William Deresiewicz, Shelly Durrell, Elbert Hubbard, E. M. Forster, Goldstone; Lawrence and Nancy, Alyssa Goodnight, Helene Hanff, Hermann Hesse, Susan Hill, Hendrik Willem Van Loon, Charlie Lovett, Roy Luna, Roy R. Luna, Alberto Manguel, José Martí, Barbara Michaels, A. Edward Newton, Samuel Pepys, Sylvia Plath, Tom Raabe, A. S. W. Rosenbach, Mark Twain, H. G. Wells, Belden Wimbush, Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Coral Gables, Dunbar Old Books

Favorite librariesMiami Dade Public Library - Coral Gables Branch

Other favoritesMiami Book Fair International, 2013


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Real nameMarie Zurenda

LocationMiami, Florida

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/librisalexandria (profile)
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Member sinceJan 1, 2010

Currently readingThe Illustrated Pepys: Extracts from the Diary (Penguin Classic History), 240 pages by Samuel Pepys
La ladrona de libros by Markus Zusak
A Royal Recluse Ludwig II by Werner Bertram
Jefferson's Books (Monticello Monograph Series) by Douglas L. Wilson
Estampas de Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz by Margarita Lopez-Portillo
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