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CollectionsYour library (588), 2013 Baltimore Read donation (80), Audiobook (1), NOOK Books (77), Given Away (97), Business (38), Alexa's Library (57), Cookbooks (47), Donated to RUMC (3), Boxed (48), Wishlist (45), Currently reading (4), To read (104), Genealogy Research (11), Genealogy Methods (8), Read but unowned (123), All collections (939)

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TagsQPBC (18), UMW Selection (9), Self Help (6), Genealogy (6), Parenting (5), Brain (3), Bible (3), Faith (3), Young Adult (3), Fantasy (3) — see all tags

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About meI'm into family history and foster homeless hamsters for a small animal rescue (yes you read that correctly). I work full time and have a teenager so reading for pleasure is really a luxury I have to make time for. I've enjoyed LT a lot especially the Early Reviewers program!

I have wide-ranging interests in books. I seem to go in cycles. I'm sure my interests will keep evolving, as I find myself drawn to new topics regularly. I am an IT manager by experience, a mathematician, musician, and librarian by training and work in a corporate records setting. I am the rare librarian who has not read the classics. Occasionally I play the oboe. I Google interesting new ideas for fun.

About my libraryAll my life I've kept all the books I buy - some would say "hoarded." Recently I've joined BookMooch in an attempt to avoid buying another set of bookcases. Instead, my To-Be-Read pile has grown.

My collection dates back to the early 1980s and one or two books date back further than that. I have a few really old books from my father's and grandparents' collections that I haven't catalogued yet. I've been adding my books to LT a bit at a time. Most are completed, but my catlaog remains a work in progress.

For twenty years or more I've read the Readers Digest condensed book series. While we could argue the merits of this from a literary perspective, I've found that for a working mom the shortened format is really a good thing. Unfortunately none of these titles are actually catalogued in my library, so occasionally I buy or borrow a book I've already read! Now that my kid is grown (almost) I've stopped buying the condensed series and I use the old copies for decorative purposes on my highest bookshelves. They are quite good-looking without their dust jackets!

I also keep my daughter's books in my collection.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2011, A Quieter LibraryThing, BookMooching, Genealogy@LT, Librarians who LibraryThing, Maryland Librarythingers, Pedants' corner

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Real nameMary Lynne


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Currently readingThe House at Riverton: A Novel by Kate Morton
Cold Flat Junction by Martha Grimes
The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome by Alondra Nelson
Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant

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