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Collectionse-book (17), Enjoyed and donated (272), Your library (1,504), Currently reading (1), To read (6), Read but unowned (253), Favorites (3), All collections (1,538)

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TagsFiction (308), Science Fiction (136), Anthology (85), Fantasy (77), Nonfiction (59), England (47), Horror (44), Contemporary fiction (34), Historical fiction (27), fiction (27) — see all tags

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About meI live, read and garden in East Tennessee after half a lifetime in Phoenix Arizona. Reading is a lifetime passion, sometimes an escape, almost always a pleasure. The collection documented here is weighted toward science fiction and fantasy, which were once the greatest part of my reading. While that is less true than it once was, the collection reflects a lifetime's taste.

About my libraryMy main objective in recording books on Library Thing is to keep track of what I've read. There's a half a lifetime of reading that simply hasn't been recorded but no matter. I don't record the often frightening array of books that I own but have not yet read. Those have long since outgrown the shelves intended to house them and many are in storage. I faithfully cull my library each year and contribute several boxes of books to our local library fundraiser, having concluded long ago that the books I would actually re-read are a small percentage of books I've enjoyed.


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Happy 7-Year THingaversary: huzzah!
I decided to mark yours as an Interesting Library after reading "I find myself drifting away from the focus on science fiction that once made up most of my reading". Ah, yes: me, too -- though I'm not at all ashamed of that interest.
Thanks for the kind words, turtle. As for the 800 reviews, I've been around for 3 years and I'm retired. What else am I going to do? :-) I read, and I yak about what I read, and I play with my grandchildren. Life is good. Have a good one! Mary Lou
Your comment about people in waiting rooms made me laugh out loud. How often I have been in that situation, pulled out my handy paperback, and received "the look" like I just grew a third eye. I finally stopped bringing my 500+ page hardbacks to work because of all the comments, like "Are you taking a class?" or "Wow, that's a big book, are you really going to read that?", to which I've often thought of replying "No, I just carry this around to build upper body strength."

I also like the used book finds. Always makes me wonder about the people who read it before me. One of my favorite "finds" was a picture of two cats on a blue carpet.

Thanks for the nice comment and the chuckle!
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