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CollectionsYour library (2,867), To read (1), All collections (2,867)

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Tagsfiction (1,666), children's book (1,068), Charlie (969), nonfiction (817), office (520), literature (433), Greek (166), Latin (152), history (118), poetry (101) — see all tags

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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 now:
-House of Leaves (unread book from my shelves)
-Phebe Fairchild (Newbery Honor Book)
-Doctor Rat (World Fantasy Award)
-Over Sea Under Stone (Charlie's bed-time book)
-The Killer Inside Me (audiobook)
-Maskerade (Discworld read)
-Cast On, Kill Off (series read)

Books On Deck:
-The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (from my Read Soon shelves)
-Essential Teachings (Buddhist reading list)
-Crime and Punishment (books by year)
-Unraveled (series read with my mom)
-The Two Gentleman of Verona (Shakespeare re-read)
-Lolita (Banned Books)
-The Man Who Was Thursday (The Green Dragon 1001 Fantasy)
-Lincoln (U.S. Presidential Challenge)
-Next of Kin (Boyne bibliography)

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?").

Groups2018 Category Challenge, 75 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, 75 Books Challenge for 2016show 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, River Lights 2nd Edition

Favorite librariesColumbus Metropolitan Library - New Albany Branch, Mary E. Babcock Library, Platteville Public Library, Schreiner Memorial Library

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Real nameAmber Scaife

LocationColumbus, OH

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMay 29, 2007

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