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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.
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.
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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, Marianne Wiggins, P. G. Wodehouse, Marguerite Yourcenar (Shared favorites)
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, 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.
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceApr 4, 2007
Currently readingJonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
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