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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, E. M. Forster, Goldstone; Lawrence and Nancy, Helene Hanff, Hermann Hesse, Susan Hill, 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

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Member sinceJan 1, 2010

Currently readingA Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse
A Glimpse of Heaven: The Remarkable World of Spiritually Transformative Experiences by Carla Wills-Brandon
La Piel de Zapa / Papa Goriot by Honore de Balzac
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Aldus & His Dream Book by Helen Barolini
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Thanks! Good to be on board!
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Thank you. 'Macho Cheese?' How did the cat get that name? Cosmo came with his name. Kai (rhymes with 'sky') was named after my sister's favorite character on Lexx, even if she is the wrong sex. Our elderly dog, Katy, was named for the character of the 'Katy did' books.

Mary had to punish Katy with a time out in the Arizona room. Kai, for whom Katy has been a constant even when her humans are out since we adopted her in June, lay in front of the Arizona room door and cried. Cosmo, who has been with us for 3 weeks and has had Kai to play with, didn't care.
Do have a Merry Christmas or whatever you celebrate!

BTW, our household has acquired two rescue kittens (Kai will be officially a cat in February, Cosmo not until October).
Hi Marie!

Many thanks for the note. No I am not the author of Reconciliation Road: A Family Odyssey of War and Honor, that was by John Douglas Marshall (no.1). See Disambiguation notice in
http://www.librarything.com/author/marshalljohndouglas
I was in Vienna during the Vietnam War - I got at that time, with some difficulty, a student deferral till the war ended (one family member was wounded, that was enough)!
I did travel to Vietnam in preparation of a large exhibition here and was amazed at the kindness of the locals, my pictures are in:
http://www.librarything.com/work/6099422/details/39107398

I think we have many more books in common - I have quite a collection of Ancient Egypt at all three locations here (Imperial Palace where I have an office, my apartment and the "Lagerplatz" where I store 14,000 books). I have hardly catalogued any of those! And I am sure to have many duplicates! Perhaps we can trade some one day. Of course I have mostly European books on this subject.

Again thanks for the note. And by the way, how did you enter pictures into your pfofile. Can non-technical types do this or does it take a IT GURU?

Greetings from Vienna, John
I think I just found my new best friend!
Hi Marie,
Thanks so much for giving me another book lover's perspective about my not having read all my books and having no desire to sell them! I have a few more on tree Spirits to add today. I would love to see the pictures of your other book room! When I clicked on the link, a message came back that I did not have permission to access that album. I clicked on a request link, so you should soon see a request from me to view these pictures.Thanks for your suggestion about checking on Amazon for Nature Spirit figurines. I was just given a round marble-topped wooden table by my stepmother, that I feel would be a perfect shrine space for Them or for My Ancestors-I am leaning toward the Nature Spirits.

Are you like this Marie-if I can't find a book i have within five minutes I start to get wound up! I am pretty good at knowing what general area the book(s) are in I am looking for. When I was putting my collection on Library Thing, the books came off their shelves into tubs quite easily, but trying to get them back on and in the "creative" ways I have them in order to maximize shelving space was a challenge. I have so many precariously balanced! I need to keep them in a certain order so they'll fit.

I hope you are having a good Summer. I am enjoying everything being green, the frequent rains are making that possible, but the humidity is sky high. I am anxiously waiting for the sweet corn & fresh tomatoes! I am reading the book Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach as part of a Spiritual book discussion group. Even though I acknowledge the existence of Spirits, I am enjoying learning about how to be more fully present to what's going on within.

Keep Cool & Happy Reading,
giftsoftrees
Greetings Marie!
Thanks so much for your kind message. I chose my username because I feel a spiritual connection to trees, and books are one of the most wonderful gifts the Tree People give to us. I appreciate your kind words about my collection. I was very fortunate 10 years ago to receive an inheritance from my maternal grandmother, and was able to really expand my collection through that. I discovered a love for picture books at that time, and connected with a children's book specialist in Venice, FL, and she helped me grow that part of my collection.

Looking at your beautiful book room has inspired me to try and bring the outdoors into mine in some ways. I am very interested in connecting with the intelligences of the Natural World, and making my living environment more natural with wood & stone etc. Your book room is like an outdoor room that's indoors-what a fabulous idea, combining a love of books and the Natural World in the same space! May I ask where you found those fantastic Nature Spirit figurines? I am looking for some now, and was only able to find a Faerie door at a recent metaphysical fair.

I hurt my back the first time, just turning and reaching down to pick up a dirty towel-couldn't straighten up and didn't walk for four days. The episode took a month to work out. Then I hurt my back again somehow sitting at my computer desk. Again, I couldn't straighten up and didn't walk for two weeks. I have learned that I need to keep my heat on during the Winter. I like to save as much $$$ for books as I can, but if I get incapacitated and can't reach most of them, that defeats the purpose!

I keep collecting books even though I have many that I haven't read yet, do you do this? Friends & family of mine can't fathom this. I even have a friend who suggests I read books and sell them before I buy more-perish that thought!I am learning to be creative with space-if I have an inch I can get a book in there.

Have a wonderful weekend Marie with some good reading time. I am making food for a cook out & manages to peel part of my left thumb when I was peeling potatoes, followed by another finger on that hand. I've learned it's a challenge to peel & cut when you have gloves on after that!

My Best,
giftsoftrees
Greetings Marie,
I just happened upon your site when I saw we shared a book in common, and learned we share 307! Thank you so much for posting pictures of your beautiful library-what a visual treat! How did you ever get the stars painted on the deep blue ceiling? That is a wonderful way to accent your Egyptian items. I have a fondness for ancient Egypt and Nature Spirits, and am just amazed at the book room you've created. It has a very organic feel from the painted ceiling and the leaves vining over the books with all your statuettes, cups, and pictures peeking out from amongst the books! May you experience a great sense of joy & peace every time you enter your book room. When I hurt my back this past Winter, and couldn't get to mine, it was like being unable to ground. I feel books are very soothing.

My Best,
giftsoftrees
What a wonderfully exotic collection of books....most of mine are packed away in preparedness of our move north...but can't wait to get settled in and the shelves up and let my children out into the world once again! Thaks for a wonderful visual tour! and the object de Egypt?....fantastic!!
Hi Marie, I haven't been on LT for almost a month. Things are well here, but very busy. The New York Antiquarian book Show ended yesterday. It was a wonderful show, needless to say the prices from this show are out of sight. Book people distended on New York from all over the world looking for treasures, meanwhile unemployment is still high with poverty on the increase. We live in a crazy world. I'm glad that we have a good escape mechanism with our books.
Along with the Book Fair there have been auctions and sales to warm things up. I did manage to get a few nice books to add to my library. I'll post them when I get some free time. Now that spring is finally here, I will spend more time outdoors and leave my book binding for rainy days.
Write when you get a chance, I love to hear from you.
Stay well, Carmelo
Hi Marie, I posted an image in my gallery, then I put it in my junk draw, now it is also in my comments. [I really am computer illiterate] Any-way it is my Moby Dick for-edge. Now I plan to design a binding. Its a winter project.
I've been reading non-fiction lately. It gets very depressing of see the reality we live in. I'm going back to the classics.
You have a good group of colleagues, sounds like you have a good time with them.
Stay well, Carmelo
Hi Marie, I'm back on line. I just looked through your gallery. You have a good collection of book people. Are they friends or family? Are these photos taken in your libray. You have a nice collection.
It's cold here. Lots of time to read, bind and get lazy.
Stay well, Carmelo
Hi Marie, Happy New Year. We had a good Christmas here, hope you did too. I've been lazy about keeping up with LT, i'm in the middle of several projects. I took a photo of my Christmas decoration in my house but I don't know how to add it to this message. /Users/Carmelo/Desktop/IMG_0124.JPG If you tell me how to do it i'll try.
I don't know if you can see it in this form. I will put it in my gallery so you can see it.
write soon, Stay well, Carmelo
Hi Marie. I loved your pictures and yes, yes, this is just my kind of bookshop ... The decor is so apt and and chairs inviting ... So greetings go you three bibliophiles from Johannesburg, I also. Went to the web page and like what I see there, You should start an Africana section! Hope to visit one day . Kathy
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These are stunning ...can you take a close up so I can read the titles please?
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Lovely photos ... Feel I have actually visited your shop. Most inviting .
I've got a book about Catherine the Great, too. It was the main one I used for my term paper when I took Russian history in college in 1975 or 1976.
Dear Marie,

Happy New Year to you, too! Haven't been online much for weeks because I've been using my limited hand power making counted cross-stitch Christmas presents. (Two to go: one that has only the lettering to finish, and a Victorian-style angel for my youngest aunt. Luckily, the Christmas season doesn't end for us until the Feast of Epiphany.)

You have such interesting new books, too.

I wish I could stop falling asleep during the afternoons. That Victorian-style angel has so many subtle differences in shades it's not funny.
Dear Marie,
I thank you very much for your good wishes, which I fully reciprocate for you and all your beloved ones.
Let's hope that 2013 will bring us good health, peace, prosperity and serenity (with many beautiful books) - and also a closer friendship between the two of us. I believe that our books and biblio tastes are even more similar than shown by cold LT statistics.
Again, congratulations for your artistically intriguing nice pictures.
Yours,
Alessandro
Hi, they are beautiful pictures you added to the Dunbar Old Books page.
Hi Marie
We are all doing well, thanks for the good wishes. My son will get paid for his car, and will try to repurchase it from the insurance company which claims it is totaled but still drivabe. I'll let you know the outcome.
On the book front: I rebound a nice edition of Joyce's Ulysses for a friend who retired and now will have time to read it. I made green endsheets and a full Oasis Goat Binding with gold tooling on the spine. I then glued gold lettered labels. It is a beautiful book. Then I saw that I glued the labels
upside down??? I decided to give it to him that way. We had a good laugh, He'll always remember who made the book for him.
Have a good holiday, Carmelo
I've been lazy about LT, working a lot lately. The fore-edge workshop was fun. It is easy to do, but difficult to do well. When I have some time I'll post some pictures.
We had a terrible hurricane here. My home was out of power for five days. No lights, no TV, no internet. My son lives in Brooklyn and left his car in my driveway for safe-keeping. A tree fell on it!!! now he is dealing with the insurance Co.
Your voluteer work sounds like fun, we all need a time to get away from work and family and do our own thing for our own self.
Stay well, Carmelo
Long time since i"ve written. Back from vacation and now am slowly getting back to work. Got lots of sun, lots of swimming and some decent reading. Nothing new in the book world. I attended a session of fore-edge painting, beautiful work on display. Do you have any? Take care drop a line when you get a chance . Regards, Carmelo
I also would love to visit the Bodlean, but I have to be contented with the Morgan.
I just received a catalog of books from Sokol Books in England. They discribe a book of hours similar to the one I wrote you about. They say their copy has references to the Pope crossed out also. The publisher is not the same as mine so we can conclude that publishers found it too expensive to make important corrections.
In a book of poetry by Lorenzo diMedici 1554. three pages were supressed, and taken out. The publisher just changed the pagination, and corrected the Register. Is it cost-saving, or sloppy work?
Stay well, Carmelo
The best laid plans of mice and men oft go awry. Too much work to do, and so my vacation has benn postponed to late September. The beach will be even more inviting.
The miniature I posted is from an English Book of Hours. It is about 4 by 6 inches. The book is about 5 X 7. The paintings or drawings in an illuminated manuscript are called miniatures from the latin word minium which was a redish clay used during the middle ages.
During my process of collating I found that the book has references to the Pope crossed out. Its publication was only two years after King Henry VIII Broke away from the Roman Catholic Church. The publisher chose not to make the changes, so some reader did it. I looked at the copy from the Bodlean LIbrary and found that that copy also has references to the Pope crossed out.
Stay well, enjoy your travels. Carmelo
I posted a miniature on paper from an Horae 1532. I left a comment on my profile
Nice to hear from you. I don't get to LT as often as I would like, but it is a treat to have a comment when I do sign in. Summers are my time to do utside activities, with less time in my library. September is whe I return to the books. This September I plan to take a vacation to one of the Islands of the Carribean. My only job now is to find a good read for the beach. I loaded up my Kindle with Shakespeare, Joyce, Whitman and Verga. All I need now is a modern novel and I'm set to go.
Regarding the pictures we posted. The books of Hours printed on paper are more scarce than the ones printed on vellum. Paper does't hold up as well. I will post a photo of a miniature from a paper Horae when I have some time. Stay well, Carmelo
I toured your library photos, it is a very interesting and whimsical space., looks like you spend a lot of time there with your treasures. Is it a place just for you and your cats, so that you can have a private space?
The New York Public Library is for everyone to use. There are special collections closed to the public. I plan to use one next month, I'll let you know how difficult it is to get permission. The public part of the building is awe-inspiring and definitely woth a visit if you get to New York.
One of the pictures you have posted on your page is from a book of hours propably by Philippe Pigouchet and SImon Vostre. I just posed a similar picture in my gallery of The Tree of Jesse and The Annunciation in a book I have by Simon Vostre 1515. Yours looks to be on paper mine is printed on Vellum. Printers in those days borrowed heavily from each-other. Your comments make me revisit parts of my library, thanks.
Good work on calling this a psalter. It is a Book of Hours (The Demidoff Hours) from ca. 1475 It is attributed to the Circle of Vilhelm Vrelant, who had a studio in Bruges. The page I phographed is the Annunciation. It is exquisite. It is one of ten miniatures in the book. They are lovely paintings which have kept their colors and vibrancy because they have been kept closed and protected from the environment. The book has a very interesting provenance. It came from the library of the Prince of San Donato. He was from the Demodiff Family (arms maker to Tzar Peter the Great) Demidoff married Matilda Bonapart and moved to Piemonte outside of Florence. The Demidoff Hours was in Matilda's library in Elba where Napoleon was banished. The San Donato library was auctioned off in 1890. The book may have been sold to Prince Alexander of Yougoslavia. I am still doing research. When I have time to spare I go to the New York Public Libray to do research. I like to know who may have owned some of the books that I am now taking care of. My antiquarian books have passed ownership many times over five or six centuries I am just the current caretaker.
This is 13th Century Bible. It is open to the beginning of the New Testament. The letter M is the beginning of the Gospel of Matthew. The book was written at the Soisson Atelier outside of Paris ca. 1220. at the end there is some doodling which says Expicit biblium, magnum lavorum. The scribe must have been happy to finish. In those days when a student went to university he had a copy of the bible copied for his studies. The Soissons Atelier served students at the university of Paris, They used a species method where scribes took signature to copy so that several scribes worked on the same book. I'm not sure how long it took to finish a book with that method. No Amazon.com in those days.
Hi Alexandria; I just posted a photo of my first book, a photo of me, and a box for my first book, in my gallery. I spent a lot of time with this book during my childhood. I don't remember other books I used until late in my grammar school years. I am now trying to get some of those books that had an impact on my formative years. So far I have Tom Sawyer probably from seventh grade, Tarzan from 4th or 5th grade, Robinson Crusoe, The old Man and the Sea was for the first book report as a freshman in High School. It's a fun collection as I remember the books I read as a yougster.
My antiquarian books are the pride of my library, some are very beautiful. I had to take an extra job to finance this extravagant collection. My children grew up with books and love them as much as I do. I has been a great hobby. I looked at some of your books they are wonderful. Carmelo
Thank you for noticing my library. I have been building it since the first book given to me at age five. I still have it. It is my oldest posession and the center piece of my library. I broused your library it is quite nice.
I'm very much enjoying browsing YOUR library, and I LOVE your pictures!; ahhhh, bibliophilia and bibliophiles!
all the best,
Gentlemania
Absolutely correct! "Time Enough at Last" it is. I'm glad I can read without my glasses if I bring a book close enough to my eyes. I have to be lying down for that or my hands will give me trouble. Had to buy a folding book holder for thicker hardcovers. (Most of my books are hardcovers for the durability. I have paperbacks I bought in the 1970s that I have to be very, very careful when I reread them or they'll fall apart.)

Oh, no! There was a book buring, wasn't there? I'd stuffed that memory down some far-off drawer of my mind. I don't want to remember anything like that!

As for Fahrenheit 451, that was horrible. It reminds me of that even more horrible story -- because it really happened -- of the first emperor of China ordering so many books burned and scholars buried.

I have at least 1,000 books. I'm not sure how many altogether. Bought four more yesterday.

Except for the rainy season, it's pretty dry here. Also, we have an exterminator spray once a month to keep the insect population down. My cat keeps the mice out of the house proper, but she doesn't get to roam the garage. Fortunately, the mice seem to prefer the floor of the storage room in winter, probably because that's where the water heater is.

Thanks so much! You're my first friend at this site. As I recall, this was something that had happened to my friend years before we met. I know she was upset. This was before internet access for us regular folk, so she hadn't been able to replace many of them because they were long out of print. As it so happened, I owned some later editions of those OOP books and lent them to her. Of course she took great care of them. It was wonderful to see the happy gleam in her eyes and to discuss them with her.

Sadly, most of my bookcases and books are in the garage. I HATE it when my brother rearranges things in there. My books are well sheltered, except for my main reference bookcase. It faces the garage door. I have to tape plastic over it during the summer rains.

When I had a two-bedroom apartment I made the main bedroom my library and slept in the small one. I don't miss that trecherous staircase or noisy neighbors, but I do miss having my books readily at hand. We were able to fit only 5 bookcases and 3 storage towers in my bedroom. My computer desk does have a bookshelf, which helps a little. I can't store books on top of the desk or the storage towers because those are prime cat perches -- according to my Miss Silver.

Children's books can be great reads. I see no reason to avoid them just because I'm an adult.

Yes, the library in Inkheart was wonderful.

As a fellow bibliophile, can you guess which episode of the original Twilight Zone I can't bear to watch?

Finally figured out how to view your books. Read the first 10 pages and you have some very interesting ones!
Thank you! I've barely begun cataloging them. A late co-worker of mine had that happen to her before she moved to Arizona. If I recall correctly, the couple to whom her family had temporarily rented the house were related to friends. The nurse's book collection was in a locked room. The twits removed the lock and stored the books in the basement, and it flooded. Many of the books were 19th century and some were first editions. I believe the couple fled rather than face her.

In one of my childhood favorites, [i]Secret of the Tiger's Eye[/i] by Phyllis A. Whitney, the heroine's great-aunt let her stay in the tower bedroom with a trapdoor that led to the great-aunt's library. Although I would need a gliding stair/ladder chair for one now, I've long wished for such a thing.

Right now I'm about two-thirds of the way through [i]The House on Durrow Street[/i]. For all three of the main characters I feel as my sister and I did when we watched horror movies on TV in the 1980s and called out advice to the on-screen innocents. (Once, when we were warning the neighbor lady, No! Don't go in the basement!, our brother was passing by. He poked his head through the doorway and teased, Yes! Go in the basement! Go alone and don't bring a flashlight.)

Love your user name. A friend gave me a button that reads: They got the library at Alexandria -- they're not getting mine! Can't fault your love of Jane Austen and Barbara Michaels, either. Wish we had a basement because this is a family of readers and our house has a heavy book infestation.

Thank you very much! You have a nice Christmas too! And toast to a great year starting January!
Thanks so much for telling about the Ann Rice museum...bhttp://www.dollsmagazine.com/voices/63-in-the-spotlight/460-anne-rice-doll-auction-stake-through-heart.htmlut it is too late.

No one seemed to have picked it up so the dolls were auctioned and it is gone. There was a wonderful international doll museum, just as I would want, in Brunswick GA....amazing. I have a number of pictures of parts of the collection on my web page. The owner was a travel agent and travelers would bring them to her. It moved from locations from Jekyll Island, to St.Simom's, finally to the main drag in Brunswick, but finally it was gone. They have the dolls the national doll association, however.

From my experience of visiting doll museums I think they should be located in heavily traveled tourist areas. Undergrond Atlanta,which really needs attraction would be my choice.
Storage..... I have my dolls in the basement as are my books....organized by Box number in Librarything....in plastic bins.This keeps the dust out, probably the most important thing. Unless you have a very valuable doll....1,000 dollar up....cleaning does not seem like a good idea.

http://atlantaga10.tripod.com/dollsunitedstates.html

This web page is almost 10 years old and I have not kept it updated..Using the "change cover" in LT really does work.

You can get lots of international dolls on Ebay for very very little...there are few countries for which I have no representatives.....Iraq has eluded me.

I have also visited a lot of doll museums...Stong (the best) in Rochester, Kansas City, New Mexico.black doll museum in Philadelphia, the Virginia collection in a former train station where the picture of me on my LT page was taken. There is a famous international doll museum in Delhi India I would love to visit.

My dream would be a real museum, but I just saw a movie "The Reading Room"....idea for books an collection.

When I was in the Peace Corps 5 years ago in the Caribbean we visited a number of the island and I collected there.

Thanks for your interest. Iwould love to see your collection
I am interested in knowing how you store, display and share you dolls. Do you have a doll web page ?
Marie I am mesmerized by your library. It is definitely my favorite.
Excellent!
Marie, your pictures are marvellous, did you find them on the web? I am another Marie and I live in Lancashire, England. Your "entry" is definitely my favourite. I keep coming back just to look at the pictures. We have some books in common. I have one old cat 21, and very bossy. Marie Lord
Wonderful experience in your library!
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Awesome!
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Amen to that.
Thank you very much for finding my library interesting. I love the images that you have on your profile by the way.

Your library is quite an interesting one and it is always great to meet a book lover!

Nick
Hello there. :)

Thanks for the Interesting Library add and the friends invite! Your library is quite lovely as well. :)

I shall have to come back to your page and give it a thorough investigation... You've got many quite interesting books on your shelves.

Always nice to meet a fellow book lover. :)

Much Bliss & Happy Reading,
~Pandora~
Your Welcome! :D
I hope you like it. You can invite your friends too if you really like it
Great shot of your cat! I've got one of my sister trying to read a book called "How to Live with a Calculating Cat", while one of mine interferes.

Welcome to LT. I like to think we're a pretty helpful bunch, and you can always ask questions on the forums or browse aruond the Wiki (link at the bottom of the page). Copyright, in general, is a fairly complicated subject, and a lot of folks get tangled up with it.

Thank you for finding my library interesting!
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This is wonderful. Where is it?
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This is what I will see when I die and go to heaven. Was it Italo Calvino who said, "I think heaven is some kind of library"?
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