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CollectionsYour library (575), Wishlist (481), Currently reading (1), Read but unowned (885), Favorites (17), All collections (1,938)

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TagsFiction (1,127), Author: English (609), Non-fiction (597), Location: England (593), Author: American (380), Read in 2012 (228), Location: America (221), Author: Canadian (197), Read in 2013 (195), Read in 2011 (190) — see all tags

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About meA twenty-something Canadian seeking entertainment and escape through an ever-expanding library and the world of book-blogging.

GroupsPersephone Readers, Virago Modern Classics

Favorite authorsElizabeth von Arnim, Jane Austen, Pierre Berton, Hester Browne, E. M. Delafield, R. F. Delderfield, Georgette Heyer, Kristan Higgins, Elinor Lipman, A. A. Milne, D. E. Stevenson, Angela Thirkell, Anthony Trollope, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresHager Books, Kidsbooks on Broadway, Lawrence Books, Persephone Books, Russell Books

Favorite librariesVancouver Public Library - Central Branch


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Real nameClaire

LocationVancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Member sinceMar 12, 2010

Currently readingThe Last Chronicle of Barset (Penguin Classics) by Anthony Trollope

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Hello Claire,
Given the photos of libraries that you regularly share on your blog, I thought you might be interested by this photo that I found via StumbleUpon:
It occurs to me that all libraries are full of doors, since in addition to doors into other rooms - secret or otherwise - every book is potentially a doorway into a whole new world.

Best wishes,
When I happened by your profile and noticed that at the top of our long 'Books you share' list were Roger Longrigg's 'A high-pitched buzz' and Daniele Vare's 'Laughing diplomat', I immediately suspected that you were a Slightly Foxed reader, and I see from your blog that this is the case. I got hold of both as a result of reading SF articles, though I've only read the Vare so far (I enjoyed it a lot).

Your blog looks really good; I've just spent quite a bit of time I didn't have 'skimming through' it! I'll have a further look soon.

I've added you to my 'interesting library' list. Greetings from another Slightly Foxed reader!


OOoooOOO!!! Thank you so very much!!
There are a few you mentioned that I have on my tbr list. I
am excited to start.
Hello Claire,
I'm Becky. I noticed that you enjoy many of the same authors I do. I was hoping that you would send me a reccomendation or two based on my new-found love of books set from 1908-1938. I've recently discovered Angela Thirkell and rejoice because she has so many in her Barsetshire series. I haven't posted all my books because I am really looking for more in the time period above. I prefer an English setting, but also enjoy European and American settings.
Thanks for your time, hope to hear from you soon!
Hi Claire,
I love the photo on your profile page, could you let me know the title and artist please? - thanks.
I was excited, thinking you already owned Shaving Through the Blitz, and might be the only other person who does on LT! But... turns out not ;)
Hello Claire,
Thank you so much for recently recommending Rosy Thornton's More Than Love Letters on your blog. It prompted me to pick it up in the library. Reading it has been the high point of a rather dull and uncomfortable weekend (the latter on account of a sore neck).
Best wishes,
Hello Claire,
Thanks for accepting me as a "friend". Belated birthday greetings. I hope you enjoy exchanging your booktokens.
Best wishes,
Hey, thanks for making contact on LT! Congrats on your blogiversary (again...)
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