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About meI'm a one time Classics Professor turned Stay-at-Home Mom/Lady of Leisure. I have a great love for books, naturally, and also lists. Lists of books are right up there for me (I have more than a few books that are lists of books, and I have a feeling that I'm not alone in this here). I have to admit that I'm a bit shy about becoming 'public.' I'm nervous about others looking at my books - is that weird? Anyway, I also love sewing and knitting, watching bad B-horror films, and I quite enjoy teaching as well. However, I'm not fond of talking about myself, so I'll just end this here.

What I'm reading:
-Animal Farm (banned books list)
-Wringer (Newbery Honor book list)
-The Wood Beyond the World (The Green Dragon 1001 Fantasy List)
-Zachary Taylor (Presidential Challenge)
-The Worst Class Trip Ever (audio book)
-The Left Hand of Darkness (Hugo award list and Nebula award list)
-Fool (Moore bibliography)
-Don Quixote (one unread from the shelves)
-The Puppy Place: Shadow (Charlie's bed-time book)
-Essential Tibetan Buddhism (Buddhism list)
-Daisy Miller (book-a-year challenge - 1879)
-Tears of the Giraffe (series recommended by my mom)
-The Song of Achilles (Christmas present!)

In addition to these, I have some classics-related texts that I'm working through (quite slowly):
-Asinaria by Plautus (reading in Latin)
-Iliad by Homer (reading in Greek)
-Latin Literature by Gian Biagio Conte
-The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1 Part 1

About my libraryThis catalog includes both my books and my husband's, which explains the science/humanities mix. As much as I'd like to claim polymath status, those physics books nearly got tagged under 'magic', since that's my general assessment of their contents (For example, here's an actual snippet of conversation between my husband and me: "How do you think magnets work?" My answer: "Magic?").

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2008, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, A Quieter LibraryThing, Ancient Historyshow all groups

Favorite authorsWilliam W. Batstone, Michael Chabon, David Eddings, Stephen Fry, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Christopher Moore, Hunter S. Thompson, Simon Winchester (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresFrugal Muse West, River Lights 2nd Edition

Favorite librariesPlatteville Public Library

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Real nameAmber Scaife

LocationPlatteville, Wisconsin

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Member sinceMay 29, 2007

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