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CollectionsYour library (5,666), Currently reading (28), Already Read (582), Incunabula (12), Signed by Author (41), Treasures (189), Tiny Books (15), From my childhood (7), From my teens (20), No longer mine (5), Favorites (31), All collections (5,672)

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TagsNovels (585), Biography (414), Egypt (398), Bibliophilia (361), Classics (354), In Spanish (353), Children (319), History (282), Art (208), Wicca (206) — see all tags

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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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About my libraryPLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE IMAGES OF MY LIBRARY






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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* * * HERE ARE THE ONES WHO CONSTANTLY SHOUT, "PICK ME! IT'S MY TURN TO BE READ." * * *



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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 Bécquer, 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, William Dana Orcutt, 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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Member sinceJan 1, 2010

Currently readingThe Illustrated Pepys: Extracts from the Diary by Samuel Pepys
Pre-Raphaelite Women: Images of Femininity in Pre-Raphaelite Art. by Jan Marsh
Digging Into Yesterday The Discovery Of Ancient Civilizations by Estelle Friedman
A Royal Recluse Ludwig II by Werner Bertram
Maro Polo's Travels In Xanadu with Kublai Khan by Richard P. Lister
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