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CollectionsYour library (2,449), Pacific Northwest (312), Disasters (153), Quilting (245), Read but unowned (11), Wishlist (298), All collections (2,749)

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TagsUS history (724), biography (345), PNW (315), ~wishlist (298), fiction (263), Easton Press (242), presidents (233), history (158), disaster (156), hiking (147) — see all tags

MediaNot set (16), Book (2,614), Paper Book (2,260), Audiobook (1), Ebook (4), Other (118), Printed music (3), Map (115)

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About my libraryMostly nonfiction, with some concentration in US history, quilt/textile history, Pacific Northwest (loosely defined), disasters, travel/ exploration/ mountaineering, and whatever science topics look interesting. Got rid of most of my paperbacks years ago; I won't catalog titles read earlier unless I replace them.

My catalog mostly represents books actually in my possession. I tend to read several books at once, reading a chapter or two as I can find time. I am trying to rate and review all books as I read them. I applied ratings to some books read in the past, but have done few retrospective reviews. My ratings tend to run high, reflecting my 50-page policy: if the book doesn't grab my attention within 50 pages, it isn't coming home with me.


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GroupsAncient & Mystic Society of No Homers, BannedBooksLibrary, Disaster Buffs, Early Reviewers, Gardening, Knitters Inc., Librarything Local, Needlearts, Outdoor Readers, Pro and Conshow all groups

Favorite authorsBarbara Brackman, H. W. Brands, Timothy Egan, Ken Kesey, David McCullough, John McPhee, Jonathan Raban, Hampton Sides, Wallace Stegner, Mark Twain (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAnnie Bloom's Books, Moe's Books, Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, Powell's Books on Hawthorne, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Ravenna Third Place Books, Tattered Cover Book Store - Colfax Avenue (Denver), Tattered Cover Book Store - Historic LoDo, William James Bookseller

Favorite librariesPortland State University Branford P. Millar Library

Other favoritesRose City Used Book Fair 2010, Literary Arts, Inc.

Favorite listsAccidents, Disasters, and Tragedies, Disaster Books, Pacific Northwest, Polar exploration

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LocationPortland, Oregon, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceFeb 6, 2007

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