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CollectionsTraded in (862), Your library (2,826), Wishlist (8), Read but unowned (132), Classroom (344), Read in Hard Cover, awaiting paperback to buy (2), All collections (4,160)

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Tagsromance (1,184), juv / YA (792), scifi/fantasy (741), paranormal (402), historical (347), unread strip (273), fiction (164), strip (102), contemporary (98), anthology (98) — see all tags

MediaNot set (1), Book (4,158), Paper Book (4,105), Audiobook (9), Other (1), Printed music (1)

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About meI read a wide selection of genres, though if you ask my husband he'll say I only read romance novels. Not true! I taught middle school for 5 years and although I don't anymore, I haven't given up reading young adult novels. I love learning new things so I read nonfiction here and there as well, though those aren't as likely to be in my collection, check out my 50 book challenge lists (links below) to see those selections. I'm a big sci fi/fantasy reader too. So there's quite a variety. Check out my collection to see!

In 2013, I figured out that you could borrow audio books from the library on your iPhone. Brilliant! Now I listen to books while driving, shopping, cleaning, and watching my husband play soccer. :) This year I've been using this method to reread some of my favorite ongoing series from their beginnings. I go back and forth between the Anita Blake books by Laurell K. Hamilton and the Dark Series by Christine Feehan. I don't really like listening to new books, sometimes I zone out and I don't want to miss anything, but it's great for rereads!

About my libraryMy library is limited to those books that I actually own, though the tags denote that there are several hundred that I have not yet read. Although I do read pretty fast, I also buy books even faster. I also check quite a few books out of the public library, so that slows down my reading what I own. But I figure if I own it, then I'll read it someday. I buy a lot of impulse books as well, because I know that I won't remember I want to read it if I don't buy it and it disappears from the bookstore shelves. If it's on my own shelves I'll at least get to it eventually. In that way I often buy the first book in a series and not the rest, when I've read that first one and like it then I hunt down the others. Or sometimes I just buy them all and hope for the best!

The amount of books I own is also the product of eleven years in the book industry. I worked for some variation of Barnes & Noble from high school, through college, and even after getting a professional job. Part of it was that I love the atmosphere, the smell of books, the discussion with customers who love books as much as I do, and the great recommendations to them and from them. Most of it, though, is the discount! I didn't paid full price for a book in almost 12 years. Now I have to make much more use of the public library. :)

As far as the books I read from the library, you can find them on these lists, along with an account of everything else I read.

2007 - http://www.librarything.com/talktopic.php?topic=8913

2008 - http://www.librarything.com/talktopic.php?newpost=1&topic=26757#lastmsg

2009 - http://www.librarything.com/topic/53725

2010 - http://www.librarything.com/topic/81288

2011 - http://www.librarything.com/topic/106200

2012 - http://www.librarything.com/topic/130315

2013 - http://www.librarything.com/topic/147376

2014 - http://www.librarything.com/topic/163109

2015 - http://www.librarything.com/topic/186136

2016 - http://www.librarything.com/topic/210916

2017 - http://www.librarything.com/topic/245079

2018 - http://www.librarything.com/topic/282367

Groups20-Something LibraryThingers, 50 Book Challenge, A Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, Aboard the Jolly Roger, Ancient History, Arthurian Legends, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Books in Books, Children's Fiction, Dystopian novelsshow all groups

Favorite authorsKevin Anderson, Piers Anthony, Kelley Armstrong, Anne Bishop, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Orson Scott Card, Christina Dodd, Suzanne Enoch, Janet Evanovich, Christine Feehan, Laurell K. Hamilton, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Susan Krinard, Lynn Kurland, C. S. Lewis, Morgan Llywelyn, Niccolò Machiavelli, Anne McCaffrey, Robin McKinley, Teresa Medeiros, Karen Marie Moning, Friedrich Nietzsche, Tamora Pierce, Nora Roberts, J. K. Rowling, Brandon Sanderson, Gena Showalter, Judith Tarr, Patricia C. Wrede (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceApr 6, 2006

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