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CollectionsYour library (2,426), Currently reading (21), Favorites (59), All collections (2,426)

Reviews70 reviews

TagsLibrary (1,339), Own (680), Kindle (310), British (182), History (181), Autobiography (136), Biography (131), Made into Movie (124), Mystery (118), Humour (101) — see all tags

MediaNot set (3), Book (2,422), Paper Book (2,342), Audiobook (27), Ebook (48), Other (1), Printed music (1)

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About meI am originally from Canada (Ottawa) but moved to Australia to marry my wonderful husband, Graeme. We live in country Victoria with our three cats, Hugo, Kasper and Maggie.

About my libraryI love books. I love the look of them, the feel of them, even the smell of them. So despite my Kindle, I find myself unable to stop collecting the real things.

The books I have included in my library are books that I love, books that I own and books that I want to read. I have not included hundreds of trashy books I read, mostly in my youth, although some of the more memorable ones have been added.

My reading taste tends toward history, biographies, sociology and well-written fiction.

My rating system:

* Frightfully bad.
** Sorry I bothered.
*** Enjoyed but did not love it. Might recommend it to a friend.
**** Loved it. Would recommend freely to friends.
***** An all-time favourite. Tell friends they should read it.

“Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity...we cherish books even if unread, their mere presence exudes comfort, their ready access reassurance.”
― A. E. Newton

Groups50-Something Library Thingers, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Australian LibraryThingers, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Booker Prize, Canadian Bookworms, French Connection, Language, Middle Eastern Literature, Non-Fiction Readersshow all groups

Favorite authorsLouisa May Alcott, Kate Atkinson, Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Bill Bryson, Noam Chomsky, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Jasper Fforde, Ken Follett, Stephen Fry, Elizabeth Gaskell, Amitav Ghosh, Ernest Hemingway, Patricia Highsmith, Michael Moore, David Sedaris, Mark Twain, Minette Walters, Sarah Waters, Alison Weir, Edith Wharton, P. G. Wodehouse, Herman Wouk (Shared favorites)


Favorite librariesGoldfields Libraries - Bendigo


Real nameJan

LocationStrathfieldsaye, VIC, Australia

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceAug 2, 2011

Currently readingStein On Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies by Sol Stein
Flute (Yehudi Menuhin Music Gdes.) by James Galway
15-Second Principle, The , Revised Edition by Al Secunda
The Great Hunger: Ireland: 1845-1849 by Cecil Woodham-Smith
Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat by Gwen Cooper
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