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CollectionsYour library (828), Currently reading (3), To read (12), Abandoned (8), Fiction (703), Non-fiction (250), Wishlist (101), The Hoard (36), Read but unowned (461), Available for giveaway (11), Favorites (40), All collections (969)

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About meA small, feisty cantaloupe who reads. Major enthusiasms seem to run on a near-annual cycle and have lately included Sherlock Holmes, Victorian pastiche, sea novels, the Napoleonic Wars, and Doctor Who, but rarely all at once.

About my libraryI use LT as a reading log. I kept fairly good paper records as far back as 1997, so I've entered what I have listed and have given ratings to the best of my ability. Tags with dates prior to 1997 are best guesses.

Groups(BOMBS) Books Off My Book Shelves 2012 Challenge, Board for Extreme Thing Advances, BookMooching, Books off the Shelf Challenge, Combiners!, Historical Fiction, Librarians who LibraryThing, Name that Book, ROOT - 2013 Read Our Own Tomes, ROOT - 2014 Read Our Own Tomesshow all groups

Favorite authorsPeter Ackroyd, Elizabeth Bear, John Bellairs, Jorge Luis Borges, Arthur Conan Doyle, Umberto Eco, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, M. R. James, N. K. Jemisin, H. P. Lovecraft, Herman Melville, Haruki Murakami, Patrick O'Brian, Mervyn Peake, Daniel Manus Pinkwater, Catherynne M. Valente, Sarah Waters, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBarrow Bookstore, Beers Books, BookTown Books & Tomes, Borderlands Books, Dark Carnival, Escapist Comics, Green Apple Books, Half Price Books - Berkeley, Harvard Book Store, Recycle Book Store - San Jose, Sweet Briar Books, The Book Juggler

Favorite librariesCambridge Public Library - Main Branch, Cambridge Public Library, O'Neill Branch, Concord Free Public Library, Concord Free Public Library - Fowler Memorial Branch, Forbes Library, Peter J. Shields Library - University of California, Davis, Yolo County Library - Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch

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Member sinceJun 19, 2007

Currently readingThe evolution of useful things by Henry Petroski
A game of thrones by George R. R. Martin
Day and night stories by Algernon Blackwood

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Hi, I see you on the ROOT thread and I found it interesting that you are taking an exam for the Certified Archivist. That's fantastic! So I popped over here and see that we share quite a few good books in our library. See you over on ROOT! Mary Beth
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