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CollectionsYour library (233), Currently reading (3), Kindle (82), Audio (42), Read but unowned (437), Part of a collection (12), Morgan's Books (21), Favorites (11), Wishlist (7), All collections (693)

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Tagsfiction (455), non-fiction (207), 20th century (207), 1001 books (198), 21st century (137), 2000s (108), given away (101), borrowed (80), united states (73), england (62) — see all tags

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About meI spent years working in bookstores. I have a "to be read" list that is ridiculously long, added to substantially by deciding to try to get through the 1001 Books list. (That "to be read" list has become so long that I no longer keep a list, in fact.) I'd read more, but I have too many other things I want to do as well!

One quirk about my reading: somewhere along about 2012/2013, I decided not to read reviews for books I haven't read. I also don't read the backs of books or other summaries. I practice a sort of "book roulette" for what I read that's not on a list - I go by author, or how many times I've seen the book title come up, or *gasp* the cover.

Things I enjoy doing when I'm not reading - drawing, taking photographs, knitting, cross-stitching, crocheting, and watching tennis (I like Rafa Nadal, David Ferrer, Grigor Dimitrov), soccer (I prefer the Italian Serie A, but the Colorado Rapids will do in a pinch) and football (I'm a Broncos fan by geography).

About my libraryI'm kind of over keeping a lot of books - I have invested a fair amount of time in trying to read and get rid of books on my shelves. Accordingly, I expect the "My Library" category to get and stay small, but the "Read but Unowned" to expand. Eventually, I hope the listings here will really reflect what I have on the shelves, but it's not there yet.

Unless it's specifically tagged with "unread" or "unfinished," I've read it.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Club Read 2013, Club Read 2015, Fiber Arts, HMS Surprise, Knitters Inc., Made into a Movieshow all groups

Favorite authorsKen Kesey, Haruki Murakami, Tim O'Brien (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresThe English Book Shop


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Real nameUrsula


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Member sinceOct 5, 2005

Currently readingThe Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis
A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie

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