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CollectionsYour library (2,402), Wishlist (14), Currently reading (4), Beau's Books (8), All collections (2,410)


Tagssouth (119), gardening (105), women (47), london (46), read in 2007 (40), borrowed (37), politics and government (27), home (25), spiritual life (23), food (23) — see all tags

MediaNot set (16), Book (2,392), Paper Book (2,263), Audiobook (2), Ebook (42), Other (2), Map (2)

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About meBooks to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.
--Arnold Lobel

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
--Henry Ward Beecher

A need to tell and hear stories is essential to the species Homo sapiens--second in necessity apparently after nourishment and before love and shelter. Millions survive without love or home, almost none in silence; the opposite of silence leads quickly to narrative, and the sound of story is the dominant sound of our lives, from the small accounts of our day's events to the vast incommunicable constructs of psychopaths.
--Reynolds Price

Tell me a story. You can recite it, draw it, film it, or sing it, and if you publish a good one, I'll try to read it, or at least buy it to sit on the shelf until I can get to it. I tend to like true stories best, because truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

About my libraryCould never buy another book and still die before I read the ones I have, even if I live to 100! I also have a tendency to give away my favorite books to others to read, who unfortunately have a tendency not to return them. All I ask is that you read it and pass it along to someone else.

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Groups75 Books Challenge for 2017, African/African American Literature, Deep South, Ghost Stories, Past and Present, South Carolina Libraries, TinyCat, What did YOU buy today?

Favorite authorsWendell Berry, Roy Blount, Jr., Poppy Z. Brite, Larry Brown, Truman Capote, Pat Conroy, Hal Crowther, James Ellroy, William Faulkner, Ellen Gilchrist, Allan Gurganus, Carl Hiaasen, Henry James, Willie Morris, Orhan Pamuk, Sara Paretsky, Walker Percy, Reynolds Price, Lee Smith, Wallace Stevens, Edith Wharton (Shared favorites)


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Real nameJane

LocationSouth Carolina

Account typepublic

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Member sinceNov 28, 2006

Currently readingSwinging in Place: Porch Life in Southern Culture by Jocelyn Hazelwood Donlon
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben
Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad by Frances Moore Lappe
Wendell Berry: Life and Work (Culture of the Land) by Jason Peters

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