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CollectionsRead in 2014 (89), Top 5 of 2013 (5), Best of 2013 (10), Translations I Have Read (13), iBooks (20), Read in 2013 (120), Best of 2012 (6), Donated, not read or no longer wanted (95), Kindle (46), Read in 2012 (118), Desert Island Ten (10), My Home Library (2,200), Your library (2,514), Wishlist (403), Read but unowned (190), Favorites (5), All collections (3,067)

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TagsTo read for Dewey (40), Buddhism (18), Anarchy (12), library (7), French (5), Graphic (3), Italian (3), Japanese (3), Norwegian (3), German (3) — see all tags

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About me

Yahoo! Retirement means reading any dang thing I please! Retired four years ago from teaching family studies and psych. Also had a psychotherapy practice, which was a nice balance. I loved both and love retirement also. It's been interesting seeing my reading habits change. While teaching and having to constantly read professional texts and journals as well as student papers, I only wanted entertainment when I had time for pleasure reading. I did love reading student papers but also enjoy a good thriller. Now I also have time for more serious reading on any subject I choose, and I am choosing a big variety: travel lit, memoirs, bios, nature, recently discovered graphic novels, cultural info, political, history, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera! Read Tolstoy (Anna Karenina) for the first time and could not believe how good it was - I know - I know - but I was still burned from high school ; I certainly intend to read more! I added up my books and reading speed and realize, like many of us on LT, that I simply can't live that long! I'm having fun reading tho!

About my libraryThe category Your Library is basically my "all collections". My Home Library are books that I physically own currently. I additionally have 500 books on Kindle that are not catalogued.

Here is my 2013 Reading Log:
www.librarything.com/topic/148263

My 2014 Reading Log:
http://www.librarything.com/topic/162283#4620978

GroupsA Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, Anarchism, Ask LibraryThing, Banned Books, Book Nudgers, Book reviewers, BookCrossers, BookMooching, Books in Books, Books on Booksshow all groups

Favorite authorsGuy Delisle, Raul Ramos y Sanchez (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresAlmost Perfect Books, Avid Reader, Beers Books, Friends of the Sacramento State Library Book Bin, Sacramento Surplus Book Room

Favorite librariesCalifornia State University, Sacramento Library, Folsom Public Library

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real nameMerrikay Boylan

LocationFolsom, CA

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/mkboylan (profile)
/catalog/mkboylan (library)

Member sinceJan 15, 2011

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