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About my libraryMy husband and I were both avid readers before we met and married our libraries in 1991. In 1994 about half of our library was damaged by water in the Northridge Earthquake when our aquarium split a seam and poured water onto the floor where our books had fallen off their shelves. Some books were beyond saving but others that are dear are still on our shelves adding interest with their water-wrinkled pages. We've moved since then and our library has grown. We both read widely and sometimes our interests cross. Don't try to figure out which are the Bookman's and which are mine. You'll only give yourself a headache :)

GroupsAtwoodians, Bloomsbury Group and their friends, Build the Open Shelves Classification, Virago Modern Classics


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Hi Stef, Just checking to see how things are going? Still in school? I bounced over to your blog to check on you and couldn't resist the Fargo clip. LOL. I'm a Mainer so, yeah, I know what you're saying about accents. Drop me a little note when you get a chance. Best, Lois

Thank you for inviting me into your circle of friends. We certainly have a lot of books in common! In a small way I relate to what happened when the aquarium water soaked your books during the earthquake. I spilled quite a bit of coffee on a desk where I had some of my favorite books on ancient history. The bottoms were soaked in coffee. When they dried up they were wrinkled and stained but they smelled like cappuccino,and that was my only consolation. They transported me to some quaint bookstore cafe.

I hope you have a relaxing Sunday or what's left of it.

Your new friend, Marie
Noticed you liked I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it's also about a disturbed young girl's mental illness and also a bit dark. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:


Hi Stephanie, just popped over here, having stumbled across your gorgeous blog. I'm fairly new to the whole world of social networking (when I went to library school 30 years ago, we were learning IBM card punching - LOL). You have an interesting library with many overlaps of ours (which is also a husband and wife combo) and many similar tastes in reading. I'm not sure of the etiquette here...but would love to be able to refer to your blog on mine if I see someing interesting. Is that how the world works these days? You can see if mine is worthy at

Even without blog links, I'd like to mark you as a friend. I already see three more for my TBR list from your 'recent adds' today. Enjoy your reading, and good luck finishing school. Tina
Good Morning from Australia

I have just popped across from your blog and wanted to tell you how much I enjoy it. I have you on RSS feed and it is a highlight of my reading day =)

And we share a number of books....some favourites of mine being The Secret of Lost Things, The Tenderness of Wolves, The Remains of the Day, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle and Dirt Music. If you enjoy Tim Winton you must look out for Breath.....a beautiful coming of age tale so evocative of the Australian coastal landscape. This is one of my favourite novels of 2008.

Happy Reading and blogging!

Thank you for your accepting my friend-invite. I was reading your profile about on happened to your old library during the earthquake. That's tragic but you've merged and have an interesting library now. I like James Merrill's narrative poems. Also, George Pelecanos is a local favorite here in D.C. Megan Abbott writes a great retro-noir (besides blurbing my current P.I. noir, Pelham Fell Here). So many books to read. Thanks, again.

Ed Lynskey

Hello. I'm glad to find you've added me to your list of interesting libraries. I see we have a good many books in common. I'm equally sorry to hear you lost books in a flood. I know the feeling. I moved from a house after thirty years and had accumulated a library of books on or about women (I didn't realize how many books I had upstairs in my attic room until I started to pack them!)and realizing that I would be moving to a much smaller (although wonderful) space I gave at least a dozen boxes of books to a worthy recipient. Now comes LT and I am building my library with those books kindly accepted into the bookshelves on the third floor of my daughter's house, but also largely from memory. It is a widespread and literary rag tag collection at best anyway. I am self-made bookwise, but aim to pursue and renew my collection with the help of this site.

So nice to e-meet someone who has read The Beautiful Miscellaneous. (I live in the author's home state and I still have yet to run into someone who has read this book!)I loved his prose and the way he captured the husband/wife relationship.

Thanks for adding me as a friend!

Great review of Marginalia!
Good Morning, or rather, Good Afternoon!

I found your blog this morning after reading a post from Exuberant Lady
in response to Justine Picardie's blog about Viragos!


I just wanted to say hello. I'm enjoying reading your blog. I also
see that we share 140 books and of course, Virago Modern Classics!

Hope your recent snowfall melts quickly. I used to live in Upstate
New York and know the disappointment of April snow.

Kind regards,
I've been following your blog. :-)
Stefanie, we will be in Madison (I think that is where the convention is; around Memorial Day weekend). I know exactly what you mean by worrying about how much of your reading time school will occupy. This fall I will have 4 classes and, while I will be doing alot of reading, my 'free-range' reading will be nil. Suffice it to say, I've been on a bit of a buying binge and I will see how many books I can cram into the few weeks between this one and the end of the month. This is the completion of my bachelors, yes. I will return to the working world in some capacity next summer. Keep me posted! Lois
I must admit that I don't really know where all my Emerson is. I have some books, uncatalogued, in my house in Florida, but I had a lot of Emerson before I bought the Library of America edition, and now I don't know where they are. Some books got lost in the moves, and some were given away to my children. I'm not sure I am going to try to collect more Emerson, unless I bump into some at book sales or thrift shops. Sorry to disappoint you.It's true that I adore him. (And I liked his influence on Margaret Fuller, and on Unitarianism, and I especially love "Self Reliance" which I reread a lot). I'm glad you find my library interesting. I must admit, though, that I am not an accurate cataloguer. I catalogued most of it from memory when I was in Florida, and I think about half is still uncatalogued. I'm doing about 400 books per month now, and I am doing it from the books and not from memory so it should be a little more accurate.
I checked your blog to make sure you both were all right. So relieved. Best, Lois
I have most of my books in, there may be some gardening and other odds and ends I've missed, and then I must decide what to do about all the children's books (my juvenile books, my children's and other's I have collected over the past ten years or so). Maybe tagged differently. There may be a bit more SF I haven't logged also. Michael (dukedom_enough) and I have both been doing a little purging as we go along, so I add 20 and take away 3, if you know what I mean. I have been helping him catalog his books which will probably total around 3,000 when he is done. We'll overlap about 400 titles, mostly SF & poetry, when he gets done. Hope you are well and enjoying what you are reading (with school and all, I'm not keeping up on blogs well). Best, Lois
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