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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

Favorite listsBooker Prize, Houses and Buildings as Characters in Fiction, Man Booker Prize Longlist 2014, Recommended Speculative Fiction by Women and People of Color, Your favorite books from the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

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Currently readingAfter the Gold Rush : tarnished dreams in the Sacramento Valley by David Vaught
Day and night stories by Algernon Blackwood
The best of Henry Kuttner by Henry Kuttner
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
A sense of order : the rural landscape of lower Putah Creek by Mike Madison

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