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fiction (1,483), American (744), 20th Century (668), British (609), 21st Century (403), nonfiction (385), children's lit (310), read in 2020 (280), read in 2019 (280), read in 2021 (277), fantasy (263), read in 2016 (246), read in 2022 (242), read in 2014 (203), acquired in 2014 (203), mystery (193), UK (186), read in 2017 (184), softcover (172), adventure (170), read in 2015 (164), humour (164), Christianity (163), APL (161), science fiction (155), BRL (152), BRR (141), acquired in 2015 (137), read in 2018 (135), library discard (129), USA (119), short stories (106), history (100), reread in 2019 (100), 19th Century (97), reread in 2020 (96), Victorian (95), third person (94), reread in 2021 (94), not read yet (93), animals (93), acquired in 2016 (91), I-Share (90), reread in 2017 (86), paperback (82), acquired in 2013 or earlier (81), Audible (79), January (76), sheet music (72), textbook (72), poetry (71), first person (70), reread in 2016 (69), piano (68), WPL (65), reread in 2022 (64), historical fiction (63), YA (62), LRT5 (61), AWN2 (61), hardcover (60), theology (57), May (55), anthropomorphic (53), March (51), February (49), reread in 2018 (47), WWII (45), April (45), acquired in 2017 (44), to weed (44), Edwardian (43), drama (42), ATE1 (42), picture book (40), 1930s (40), 1940s (40), French (39), espionage (38), memoir (38), AWN4 (36), BRT2 (34), October (34), Kindle (33), ATN2 (32), 999 Challenge (32), BRS1 (32), ATN1 (31), ARC (31), music (31), young adult (31), acquired in 2012 or earlier (30), AWN3 (29), BRT5 (29), essays (29), Early Reviewers (28), reread in 2015 (28), 1950s (28), ATE2 (28), medieval (28), 1920s (28), BRT1 (27), ILL (27), crime (26), BRT3 (26), omnibus (26), futuristic (26), BRT4 (25), preordered (25), graphic novel (25), LRT2 (25), science (25), LRT4 (25), AWS2 (25), satire (25), June (24), decorative (24), BRS3 (24), German (22), France (22), Canadian (21), November (21), BRS2 (21), AWS4 (20), September (20), FMPL (20), Europe (20), December (19), comics (19), LRT3 (19), 1910s (19), London (19), Time Reading Program (18), Germany (18), July (18), AWS1 (18), library bound (18), Pinnacle (18), literary criticism (18), canine (17), 1970s (17), New York (17), August (17), not finished yet (16), acquired in 2013 (16), LRT1 (16), post-apocalyptic (16), ATE3 (16), translated (16), Italy (15), suspense (15), 1800s (15), acquired in 2009 or earlier (15), WWI (15), Africa (15), space travel (14), alt history (14), anthology (14), biography (14), 1960s (13), 18th Century (13), 1880s (13), illustrated (13), Modernism (12), equine (12), acquired in 2011 or earlier (12), NPL (12), acquired in 2010 or earlier (12), Australian (12), California (11), dystopia (11), folklore (11), AWS3 (11), trivia (11), time travel (11), graphic nonfiction (11), GEPL (11), epic (10), Ireland (10), acquired in 2008 or earlier (10), rodent (10), 1900s (10), 1980s (10), tragedy (10), writing (10), ATB1 (10), Scotland (10), Greece (9), Russia (9), literature (9), Arthurian (9), India (9), psychology (9), 1990s (9), mathematics (8), recorder (8), aliens (8), Christmas (8), feline (8), fairy tale (8), multiple perspectives (8), Celtic (8), Italian (8), historical fantasy (7), KZ (7), foreign language (7), Japanese (7), 1860s (7), LU (7), Tommy & Tuppence (7), third person omniscient (7), novella (7), episodic (7), mythology (7), Middle East (7), FPLD (7), Japan (7), 1600s (7), EBSCO (7), politics (6), feminism (6), Tor Book Club (6), biblical (6), unreliable narrator (6), retelling (6), Deutsch (6), how-to (6), ATE4 (6), 1500s (6), 1890s (6), postmodernism (6), devotional (6), Irish (6), philosophy (6), sea story (5), Newbery (5), portal fantasy (5), Wales (5), Revolutionary War (5), acquired in 2022 (5), ATN3 (5), Catholicism (5), Russian (5), Nazism (5), 1820s (5), Asia (5), Illinois (5), Romantic (5), Franklin Press (5), language (5), paranormal (5), 2000s (5), Civil War (5), Latin (5), near-future (4), Poland (4), Scribd (4), Spain (4), travel (4), epistolary (4), Swedish (4), slipcase (4), Denmark (4), 14th Century (4), China (4), Project Gutenberg (4), French Revolution (4), medical (4), 1830s (4), Turkey (4), NYC (4), Egypt (4), Greek (4), Google Books (4), sociology (4), Danish (3), horror (3), signed (3), ghosts (3), Library of America (3), 11th Century (3), 1300s (3), 1870s (3), Renaissance (3), Israel (3), BCE (3), 1770s (3), lapine (3), vocal (3), 17th Century (3), Dutch (3), Chicago (3), DNF (3), social criticism (3), Australia (3), 2010s (3), telepathy (3), Polish (3), inscribed (3), historical mystery (3)
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Joined
Feb 9, 2008
Real Name
Rachel
About My Library
Most of my print books (those under the "Your Library" collection) were found at resale shops, library sales, and used bookstores. I preorder the new releases of a handful of authors, though. I've also started acquiring or borrowing significantly more e-books and audiobooks, but those are added only as I read them and are placed in separate collections, along with borrowed print books.

As far as physical storage, my books are nearly all unboxed after a move in summer 2022. Tags such as "BRT1" or "LRS2" are used as location and/or boxing codes and will be rearranged as time and interest permit. Prior to the move, I carried out a large-scale weeding/deaccession project, and books that I had read but did not keep or have replaced with eBooks are in the "Withdrawn" collection.

As for the favorite authors, I initially added just about everyone who had written several books I enjoyed. The list has been edited and expanded somewhat over the past 10+ years but remains reasonably representative.
About Me

I'm an academic librarian in exurban Chicagoland. Thus far, I've worked in a variety of public and academic libraries, as well as teaching part-time for several years. Reading in all forms is my favorite hobby, though I also enjoy cooking/baking and, more actively, hiking and nature walks (often while listening to audiobooks or podcasts).

I share my home with three cats--Tara, Ralph, and Zuki--accentuating the stereotype of the bespectacled, cat-loving, spinster-librarian. My profile pictures also feature Tim and Sylvester (Bester), two other feline companions who passed in 2016 and are much missed. In the summer of 2022, we adopted Sam, a very mixed breed dog, despite the cats' misgivings.

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Illinois
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Libraries: Aurora Public Library - Eola Road Branch, Aurora Public Library - Santori Library, Aurora University - Charles B. Phillips Library, DeKalb Public Library, Founders Memorial Library - Northern Illinois University, Fountaindale Public Library District, Lewis University - Romeoville (Main) Campus Library, Naperville Public Library - Naper Boulevard Library, Naperville Public Library - Nichols Library, Northern Illinois University - College of Law - David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library, Sycamore Public Library, Wheaton College - Buswell Memorial Library

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