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CollectionsYour library (1,318), Currently reading (3), To read (73), Read but unowned (710), Favorites (429), Reviewed (43), Comics/Graphic Novels (836), Children's Books (29), Humor (3), Cookbooks (2), Destined for the Recycle Bin (25), Wishlist (265), Poetry (18), Reference (24), Anthologies (6), Textbooks (62), ARC (8), Requested (Early Reviewers) (3), Looks interesting (2), Temporarily Unfinished (12), Unfinished (and probably gonna stay that way) (14), Books to Unhaul (14), All collections (1,318)

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About me"Books Are Not Life but Then What Is?"

I'm a shameless bibliophile who will read just about anything, although I tend to prefer fiction to non-fiction.

The Bibliomaniac's Prayer

Keep me, I pray, in wisdom's way
That I may truths eternal seek;
I need protecting care to-day,--
My purse is light, my flesh is weak.
So banish from my erring heart
All baleful appetites and hints
Of Satan's fascinating art,
Of first editions, and of prints.
Direct me in some godly walk
Which leads away from bookish strife,
That I with pious deed and talk
May extra-illustrate my life.

But if, O Lord, it pleaseth Thee
To keep me in temptation's way,
I humbly ask that I may be
Most notably beset to-day;
Let my temptation be a book,
Which I shall purchase, hold, and keep,
Whereon when other men shall look,
They'll wail to know I got it cheap.
Oh, let it such a volume be
As in rare copperplates abounds,
Large paper, clean, and fair to see,
Uncut, unique, unknown to Lowndes.

(Eugene Field)

"I plan to read forever or die trying."

About my libraryMy personal library is fairly small but growing slowly (the rate of growth is directly proportional to my income, which, at present, is nothing). The books I have cataloged on here are a combination of ones that I own and ones that I've borrowed from the library, family, and friends. I have specified which are mine and which aren't in the Comments field and have sorted them into the Read But Unowned collection.

I want my library to represent not only the books that I physically own but my reading life, including children's books I loved while growing up and even the books that I've hated--basically, any book with which I have (or had) some kind of relationship.

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Groups20-Something LibraryThingers, 50 Book Challenge, Books Compared, Early Reviewers, LibraryThing Coffeehouse, Livejournalers, Manga and Anime Addicts, Oregonians, Political Conservatives, Tea!show all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Ray Blackston, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Jack Cavanaugh, Charles Dickens, Cornelia Funke, Neil Gaiman, Edward Gorey, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Shirley Jackson, Diana Wynne Jones, Lois Lowry, Tsugumi Ohba, Terry Pratchett, Alexandre Dumas, pere, Arina Tanemura, J. R. R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBrowsers' Bookstore (Corvallis), Browsers' Bookstore Vol. II, Friends of the Albany Public Library Book Store, Oregon State University Bookstore, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Recycle Book Store - Campbell, The Book Bin

Favorite librariesAlbany Public Library - Main Branch, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, The Valley Library

MembershipER. LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

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LocationOregon

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Member sinceJan 9, 2007

Currently readingThe Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics) by H. P. Lovecraft
Dune by Frank Herbert
Honey So Sweet, Vol. 4 by Amu Meguro

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