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Member: lorirorke

CollectionsYour library (2,240)

Reviews3 reviews

TagsPenguin (192), antiquarian (143), British (116), Gothic (108), American (101), Poe (87), NYRB (61), archaeology (61), children's (57), horror (55) — see all tags

MediaNot set (64), Book (2,175), Paper Book (1,904), Audiobook (4), Ebook (13), Other (1), Software (1)

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About meI studied archaeology in college and am currently working at the Discovery Channel. I love cemeteries and am a lapsed member of the Association for Gravestone Studies.

About my libraryI have a thing for darkly atmospheric books. Poe was my first love, and I followed the Gothic path to authors like the Brontes, Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker. I love 18th and 19th-century British lit as well as writings from Colonial America. A book's page texture and font are important to my initial enjoyment of a book (though of course the story is paramount), which is why I have so many Penguin books. I've recently begun reading French decadent literature (Huysmans is a must-read!). I find books on psychology, medicine, the occult and mild-altering substances fascinating. Archaeology has a respectable showing in my library, most especially books pertaining to American historical archaeology.

GroupsAntiquarian Books, Archaeologists, Cemeteries & Gravestones, Edgar A. Poe, The Brontës, The Chapel of the Abyss, TinyCat

Favorite authorsAnne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe (Shared favorites)

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Real nameLori Baluta

LocationTakoma Park, MD

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 11, 2006

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