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CollectionsFiction (3,453), Sacrificed for lack of shelving (411), Reference (162), To read (1,759), Cookery (402), Guilty pleasures (51), History (994), Non-fiction (1,218), In-Kats (102), In my youth (83), Brötchengeber (10), Wishlist (6), Your library (52), Currently reading (1), Read but unowned (211), All collections (5,149)

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Tagsclassics (542), historical fiction (461), mystery (346), historical mystery (186), modern classics (168), 2018CC (158), 2016CC (150), ME (150), biography (147), SF (145) — see all tags


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About meWear the old coat and buy the new book. (Austin Phelps)
Miss Watson is the name of Katharine Hepburn's character in "The Desk Set" – a reference librarian. That's my day job, and these are the main interests in my life: books and movies. Preferably fictional and in the original language

About my libraryMy library contains a lot of English language fiction because when I started collecting books they were non-existent in German public libraries. (Things have changed a lot in the libraries of larger cities.) I'm also slowly adding the books I once owned and had to part with.
My ratings tend to be high because most are books I own(ed). I buy them with the expectation of re-reading them. Life is too short to waste time on bad books.

Groups2021 BIG FAT BOOK CHALLENGE, 2021 Category Challenge, 2021 ROOT CHALLENGE, Flashman and Fraser, Geeks who love the Classics, German Library Thingers, Historical Fiction, Reading Globally, Reading Through Time, Tattered but still lovely

Real nameBirgit

LocationKiel, Germany

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Member sinceFeb 16, 2012

Currently readingWörterbuch der allgemeinen Wissenschaftssprache by Dirk Siepmann

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