This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Search JSWBooks's books

Members with JSWBooks's books

Member connections

Friends: spartahiker

Helper badges

Cover UploadingCommon KnowledgeHelperFiverTenner


Member: JSWBooks

CollectionsYour library (1,578), EBook (3), Read but unowned (400), Requested from library (13), Recently read (51), Recommended reading (218), REC (49), Currently reading (20), Wishlist (19), Look for (43), To read (70), Re-read ? (52), Did not finish (35), Maybe read (65), Return (22), Own copy ? (24), DONATE (16), To Give Away ? (8), Given away (219), Favorites (24), To Buy (20), Your music (133), All collections (2,198)

Reviews12 reviews

Tagsbook group (254), gardens (157), biography (145), historical fiction (141), American history (131), travel (110), reference (94), WWII (87), history (86), classic (70) — see all tags

MediaNot set (7), Book (2,059), Paper Book (1,961), Audiobook (23), Ebook (23), Sound Recording (130), CD sound recording (129), Phono record sound recording (1), Other (1)

Cloudstag cloud, author cloud, tag mirror

Recommendations3 recommendations

About meMy ratings:
No stars – Not sure of my rating or haven’t read
5 Stars – Outstanding. “Timeless, a real treasure”
4.5 Stars – Excellent. Well written, worth reading. I loved for whatever reason.
4 Stars – Great book. I would recommend.
3.5 Stars – Very Good
3 Stars – Good. Glad I read. May have some reservations.
2.5 Stars – Fair. Probably wouldn’t recommend.
2 Stars – Disappointing. Not a book for me.
1.5 Stars – Did not like
1 Star – Not worth my time
.5 Star – Couldn’t stand it

About my libraryMy library includes many of my favorite books as well as many favorites of family members. Coming from a long line of avid readers and book lovers, I have a few books from parents, grandparents, and several greats back – from several parts of the family; well worn books from individuals with many interests. I do own many of the books I have entered on LT, but I also enthusiastically support the local libraries. Therefore, I include on LT a good number of books “Read, but unowned.” Our regional library network, with opportunities to borrow books from a wide range of area libraries, is an exceptional resource for those of us who have no more shelf space, who reluctantly part with books, and / or who have family members who object to having SO many books on our shelves. We have outstanding Friends of the Library book sales at a wonderful nearby library. Therefore, I am trying to increase the number of books in my LT “Given away” category by donating books instead of buying. Unfortunately, this seems to be a losing battle.

GroupsHistorical Fiction, Non-Fiction Readers

Favorite authorsJames Carroll, Pat Conroy, Thomas L. Friedman, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Tracy Kidder, Richard Marius, Sharon Kay Penman, J. K. Rowling, Wallace Stegner, Abraham Verghese (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresDockside Books & Gifts, New England Mobile Book Fair, Northshire Bookstore, Northshire Bookstore - Saratoga Springs, Tattered Cover Book Store - Historic LoDo

MembershipER. LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationGreater Boston MA

Account typepublic

URLs /profile/JSWBooks (profile)
/catalog/JSWBooks (library)

Member sinceDec 25, 2010

Currently readingWashington: A Life by Ron Chernow
Middlemarch: A Story of Provincial Life by George Eliot
Stretching Anatomy-2nd Edition by Arnold Nelson
Euphoria by Lily King
We the People: The Modern-Day Figures Who Have Reshaped and Affirmed the Founding Fathers' Vision of America by Juan Williams
show all (20)

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 160,465,278 books! | Top bar: Always visible