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CollectionsYour library (3,241), Currently reading (7), To read (3), Kindle (4), All collections (3,259)

Reviews150 reviews

TagsFiction (772), Biography (245), Cooking (171), Travel (156), History (138), Poetry (121), Short Stories (108), Memoir (103), Autobiography (98), Humor (88) — see all tags

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About meBook hoarder, lapsed historian, frustrated bureaucrat, assistant beekeeper. Hopefully cured of a tendency to make ridiculously bad life choices, the kind that create execrable, tortured poetry.

I'm in the process of developing a blog devoted to books, bees, gardens and other things that strike my fancy. Please visit the Bee's Book Garden with helpful comments. I'm somewhat technologically impaired, so help is always appreciated.
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The book of the month for March is The Accusers. This month's music is the music of Old Crow Medicine Show. This month's movie is Becoming Jane. This month's book on tape is Outlander.

Books read in 2015

According to I'm really only 34. We'll just leave it at that.

moon cycle

About my libraryIt's a foundling home for books. We are trying to be more selective, but they keep following me home. Now that the cabin in the sky is finally completed, my book collection is split between there and the house I have to live in in order to hold down a job. Hopefully, they will one day all be happily reunited.

I actually do own all of these. There are a few that have been loaned out and the borrowers seem reluctant to let them return home. Another reason I should keep reminding myself not to lend books, but I keep doing it. Why??

My best beloved beekeeper, aka samthepaintman, gave me a Kindle Fire for my birthday. Sneaky scheme to diminish the load on the bookcases he just built. I've concluded it doesn't hold real books, but have nonetheless decided to include them on LT. Since his Nook now fails to hold a charge, he's taken over my Kindle! For some reason he thought I wasn't using it. The nerve!

Update - samthepaintman has confiscated the kindle for his own use since his Nook died and he figured I wasn't using it.

Groups10,000 Page Club, 19th Century Decadent Literature, Alba gu brĂ th, American Civil War, Ancient History, Antiquarian Books, Antiquarian Travel Memoirs, Appalachian State, Armchair Travellers, Banned Booksshow all groups

Favorite authorsAmbrose Bierce, John Biggins, James M. Cain, Laurie Colwin, Bernard Cornwell, Harry Crews, Lindsey Davis, Margaret Drabble, M.F.K. Fisher, George MacDonald Fraser, Charles Frazier, Carlos Fuentes, Robert Graves, Barry Hannah, A. J. Liebling, Rose Macaulay, Patrick O'Brian, Leo Perutz, Mary Renault, Sir Walter Scott, Barbara W. Tuchman, Esther Tusquets, Marianne Wiggins, P. G. Wodehouse, Marguerite Yourcenar (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAppalachian State University Book Store, Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar, Beach Video & Used Bookstore, Black Mountain Books, Blackberry Books Ltd., boekhandel Raaklijn, Book Buyers, Book Exchange, Books and Beans, De Reyghere Boekhandel, Diana's Bookstore, Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle), Foyles, Foyles Bookshop Royal Festival Hall, John Sandoe Books, Key West Island Bookstore, Lenny's Rare Books, Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe, Manteo Booksellers, Muses, North State Books, South Kensington Books, Standaard Boekhandel Brugge-Steenstraat, Strand Bookstore, Taschen Store London, The Captain's Bookshelf, Waterstone's Piccadilly

Favorite librariesAppalachian State University - Belk Library and Information Commons, Gaston County Public Library, Hickory Public Library - Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, Lincoln County Library - Florence Soule Shanklin Branch Library, The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County - Mountain Island


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Real namePhyllis, aka the delightful Ms. P.

LocationNorth Carolina

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceApr 4, 2007

Currently readingWilkie Collins: The Complete Shorter Fiction by Wilkie Collins
The Jupiter Myth by Lindsey Davis
From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life by Jacques Barzun
Jailed for Freedom, The Story of the Militant American Suffragist Movement by Doris Stevens
The Dedalus Book of Flemish Fantasy (Dedalus European Literary Fantasy Antholgies) by Eric Dickens
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