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CollectionsYour library (3,441), Currently reading (5), To read (3), Kindle (4), All collections (3,459)

Reviews173 reviews

TagsFiction (789), Biography (267), Cooking (174), Travel (163), History (149), Poetry (133), Short Stories (114), Memoir (109), Autobiography (102), Humor (98) — see all tags

MediaNot set (12), Book (3,447), Paper Book (3,150), Audiobook (10), Ebook (4)

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About meBook hoarder, lapsed historian, frustrated bureaucrat, assistant beekeeper, budding genealogist. 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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Books read in 2016

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.

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, All Hail King Edward VII!, American Civil War, American History, American Revolution & Founding Fathers History, Ancient History, Antiquarian Books, Antiquarian Travel Memoirsshow 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, Katherine Howe, 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, Atlantis Books, 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, Mediterraneo Bookstore, Muses, North State Books, South Kensington Books, Standaard Boekhandel Brugge-Steenstraat, Strand Bookstore, Taschen Store London, The Captain's Bookshelf, Waterstones London (Piccadilly)

Favorite librariesAppalachian State University - Belk Library and Information Commons, Blowing Rock Community Library, 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
From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life by Jacques Barzun
The Museum of Hoaxes by Alex Boese
Jailed for Freedom, The Story of the Militant American Suffragist Movement by Doris Stevens
The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) by Donna Tartt

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