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Gigi Amateau

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CollectionsYour library (508), Currently reading (2), To read (1), All collections (508)

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Tagscookbook (35), 2008 (30), southern (16), YA (14), poetry (13), nature (13), Haiti (7), picture book (7), History (6), US Government (6) — see all tags

MediaNot set (2), Book (506), Paper Book (479), Audiobook (1)

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About meI write young adult fiction and am fortunate to work with Candlewick Press.

About my libraryMy Library Thing library only includes those books that I own. I've debated about whether or not to include the books I check out and return to my local library branch. Eventually, I would like LT to include my entire collection of a thousand or so books.

When I sold my first book, Claiming Georgia Tate, I used the money to hire an artisan to design and build bookcases in our living room. Of anything I've ever bought, I love those the most. (not including my horse. I love him more than the bookcases, definitely.)

My library includes a nice collection of first editions by Ellen Glasgow, quite a few Haitian children's books, a strong section of anything Tudor [reflective of my obsession with the PBS series Elizabeth R when I was young], nature, poetry, just books I love. Also, I really love cookbooks and home ec books [like Clothes for Girls] from the 1950s.

I try to keep my library at home organized with the Dewey, but sometimes other people get their hands on my books, which is mostly fine. I like reshelving.


Favorite authorsAnna Akhmatova, Judy Blume, Cathryn Clinton, Susann Cokal, Edwidge Danticat, Ellen Glasgow, Silas House, Issa Kobayashi, Carolyn Mackler, William Styron, Eudora Welty (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresbbgb Tales for Kids, Book Ends, Books & Co., Page After Page Bookstore, Porter Square Books, Red Balloon Bookshop, The Fountain Bookstore, Inc., Voltaire Books, Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers

Favorite librariesChesterfield County Public Library - Bon Air Branch, Chesterfield County Public Library - Central Branch, Powhatan County Public Library, Richmond Public Library, Belmont Branch, Richmond Public Library, Main Library


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Real nameGigi Amateau

LocationRichmond, VA

Account typepublic

URLs /profile/GigiA (profile)
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Member sinceJul 5, 2007

Currently readingHow to Write Your Life Story by Ralph Fletcher
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

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