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Collectionsebooks (38), Read (116), Your library (558), To read (381), Currently reading (2), Read but unowned (143), Favorites (14), Wishlist (392), BDColumn (165), Repulsive (7), All collections (1,504)

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About meI am a former pastry chef and perpetual student; I hope to get my MLIS in the not-too-distant future, but for now I am in that limbo-land of "am a librarian or not?" I am the director of our system's senior and home bound outreach program, and work at the circulation and reference desks, among many other "hats."

What you can probably tell by my library: I am a crafty feminist food-loving Buffy fanatic who has thought far too much about religious mythology in pop culture.

What you probably can't tell by my library: I am an oft-pierced Minnesota-born Anglophile (though I consider Boston my 'hometown') with a physical urge to buy anything with a paisley pattern on it.

About my libraryAll of the books in my library I own, though lately my "read but unowned" collection has been exploding, due to my inability to leave the library after my shift empty-handed. There are just too many interesting things in the world!

Also, I somehow managed to choose a major in university that ranks among the highest for quantities of required reading. Most of the theoretical and classic anthropology, religion, and gender books were originally purchased for a class (though they will never be parted with).

A note on tags: I only tagged books as "read" if I had read the book in its entirety recently enough to remember major plot points and how much I liked it (basically, after puberty). Those marked "TBR" are ones that I either haven't read at all, or if they were required for a university course, I either wasn't required to read all of it, or had to read it so quickly that I only remember vague ideas in it. "TBR" also means I do have the intention of reading the book sometime in the future.

GroupsBanned Books, Book Care and Repair, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Bostonians, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fiction/Non-Fiction, Club Read 2014, ConferenceThing, Feminist Theory, Happy Heathensshow all groups

Favorite authorsGene Ambaum, Karen Armstrong, Michael Cunningham, Ali Smith, Sarah Vowell, Joss Whedon, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Boston University Bookstore, Book World, Boston Book Annex, Brookline Booksmith, Cattale's Books & Gifts, Harvard Book Store, Porter Square Books, Simmons College Bookstore, The Harvard Coop, Trident Booksellers & Cafe, Turtle Town Books & Gifts

Favorite librariesBeatley Library - Simmons College, Boston Public Library, Boston Public Library - Brighton Branch, Boston University - Mugar Memorial Library, Kitchigami Regional Library System - Brainerd Public Library, New England Historic Genealogical Society Library, The Public Library of Brookline - Coolidge Corner Branch, The Public Library of Brookline - Main Branch

Other favoritesCenter for New Words, Museum of Fine Arts (museum and shop)


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Real nameLaurel H.

LocationBrainerd, MN

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJan 19, 2008

Currently readingSaga. Vol.1 by Brian K. Vaughan
Batgirl. Volume 1, The darkest reflection by Gail Simone

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I see you have claim on this library page,, and as such, would you please correct the listing because it reads "Kitchigami Regional Libary System - Brainerd Public Library" (In other words, please change the gawd awful "Libary"! in the title :-)

regards, rybie2
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Me at my home library, the best one in the world, Boston Public Library, central branch at Copley Square.
FYI Hardy = member nateberly.
Yes, I am enjoying LT, and my books are still MINE ;-)
I want you to know that I literally laughed out loud when browsing through your "Repulsive" collection, I found [Porn for Women] directly next to [Praying Through Life's Problems].
no, I thought it was next weekend. Damn. Actually, my parents are cleaning out their house so all the kids books that were saved from when I was little came to live with me, and so entered my LibraryThing.
The Winds of Fate

(Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1850-1919)

One ship drives east and another drives west
With the selfsame winds that blow.
'Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales
Which tells us the way to go

Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate,
As we voyage along through life;
'Tis the set of a soul
That decides it's goal,
And not the calm or the strife.
Thanks for adding BannedBooksLibrary to your Interesting Libraries. Happy Reading!
I'm kind of extremely lazy about seeing Alaska. Ya-uh-huh, I've been to Fairbanks twice, in like 30 years. I didn't realize Fairbanks has a library or that its denizens could read. I always thought literacy faded out up north, more or less near Wasilla :D

We've got a terrific vista from our living room in Anchorage, looking west over Cook Inlet, at the sunsets over Mt. Susitna. The view takes care of the wilderness spiritual thing for me. Hiking and hunting (and bugs and bears and abandoned buses), no thanks man, I'm cool wit dat.

Ironic, because when I was a kid, in the Catskills, I practically lived in the woods, like a baby Thoreau, and fished almost every day. Frankly, I think the Catskills are much prettier than the Chugach mountain range. Maples trump spruce big time, and trout and black bass trump salmon.

Anchorage has a nice library, once you're inside it. From the outside, it's a typical 1970's Federal neocon-fortress. No doubt, it would be a good place from which to defend against zombies in an space pod plague Armageddon situation. There are several ledges that would be ideal for dropping boiling pots of oil on the attackers.

As you can see, if you have any more questions on Alaska, I'm your guy.

You should bring your library and make it live closer to my library...
Also, I think it's hilarious that we both own "Beyond Jennifer and Jason."
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