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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:
-Andersonville (banned books list)
-King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table (1001 Children's Books)
-The Complete Sherlock Holmes (1001 Children's Books)
-The Seventh Son (audiobook, Green Dragon 1001 Fantasy List)
-The Gods of Pegana (The Green Dragon 1001 Fantasy List)
-The Worst President: The Story of James Buchanan (Presidential Challenge)
-Around the World in 80 Days (1001 Children's Books)
-Beyond Apollo (Campbell award)
-Collected Stories and Other Writings (John Cheever) (Pulitzer)
-Don Quixote (one unread from the shelves)
-The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Justinian (from my Classics shelves)
-Introductory Astronomy & Physics (from the Science Shelves)
-The Witches (Charlie's bed-time book)
-Old Path White Clouds (Buddhism list)
-A Lear of the Steppes (book-a-year challenge - 1870)
-Dropped Dead Stitch (series read along with mom)
-Prairie Tale (from the Read Soon shelf)
-The Odyssey (car audiobook)
-The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare re-read)
-War and Peace (because Charlie wants me to)
-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (another bed-time read with Charlie)

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, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, A Group Thank Youshow 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

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMay 29, 2007

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