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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:
-Sanctuary (banned books list)
-Cedric, the Forester (Newbery Honor Book list)
-Faust (The Green Dragon 1001 Fantasy List)
-Martin Van Buren and the Emergence of American Popular Politics (Presidential Challenge)
-One Summer (audio book)
-The Einstein Intersection (Nebula award list)
-Enemy of God (from the TBR shelves)
-The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine (Classics shelves)
-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (bed-time book)
-Tantra in Tibet (buddhism list)
-Lady Windermere's Fan (book-a-year challenge - 1893)
-Fahrenheit 451 (Summer Book Bingo Challenge)

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, A Quieter LibraryThing, Ancient History, Book Listers UNITE!show 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 bookstoresRiver Lights 2nd Edition

Favorite librariesPlatteville Public Library

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Real nameAmber Scaife

LocationPlatteville, Wisconsin

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMay 29, 2007

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