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CollectionsYour library (2,143), Currently reading (9), To read (19), All collections (2,143)

Reviews8 reviews

Tagschildren's (375), first edition (341), read (285), unread (229), family inscription (200), folklore (132), picture book (126), cookbook (120), mystery (118), history (105) — see all tags

MediaNot set (110), Book (2,031), Paper Book (1,822), Audiobook (4), Ebook (3), Other (2), Printed music (1)

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About meI'm an avid reader of fiction, especially the kind that can make me both think and laugh. I try to keep up with some of the current titles while at the same time chiseling away at the pile of classics I'm embarrassed not to have already read. Non-fiction interests tend toward biography and memoir, cooking, travel writing, science, and cultural studies. I work as a librarian so my to-be-read list grows exponentially. I normally have two books going at a time: one for myself, and one for out-loud with my daughter, who has clearly inherited the book gene.

About my libraryI descend from a long line of packrats and bibliophiles. Those ancestors having now entered that great archive in the sky, I am the lucky inheritor of their collected volumes as well as their bookish proclivities. Hence there are a lot of books around here. I'm not sure I want to read them all, but it's my lot to at least organize and dust them for future generations. I am a casual collector of modern first editions, particularly mysteries and children's books. My facilitating (read: co-dependent) husband used to buy me a new bookcase for Christmas every year until there was no more room for bookcases. I really have no sense of how many volumes there are - I am going to guess 3000 and will see how close I come.

GroupsAnglophiles, Books that made me think, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Early Reviewers, Humor, Librarians who LibraryThing, LTers with dogs, Modern Collector, Progressive & Liberal!, Rare, Old or Offbeat

Favorite authorsH. E. Bates, E. F. Benson, Sarah Caudwell, Michael Chabon, John Dunning, Jasper Fforde, Alice Munro (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceFeb 12, 2008

Currently readingCold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Family Happiness: A Novel (Perennial Fiction Library) by Laurie Colwin
The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs: A Novel by Irvine Welsh
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
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