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- 1010 Category Challenge, 18th Century British Literature, 18th-19th Century Britain, 2013 Category Challenge, 2019 Category Challenge, 2020 Category Challenge, 2020 ROOT CHALLENGE, 2021 Category Challenge, 2022 Category Challenge, 888 Challenge, 999 Challenge, Almack's, American Civil War, American History, American Revolution & Founding Fathers History, Ancient History, Book Recommendations Requests, Cats, books, life is good., Cover Love, Doctor Who, Geeks who love the Classics, Historical Fiction, Historical Mysteries, History Readers: Clio's (Pleasure?) Palace, Medieval Europe, Military History, Movie Lovers Plus 2, Persephone Readers, Read YA Lit, Reading Through Time, Tattered but still lovely, The 11 in 11 Category Challenge, The 12 in 12 Category Challenge, Time Travel, Alternate Histories and Parallel Worlds, Virago Modern Classics, What did YOU buy today?
- Mar 29, 2008
- Real Name
- About My Library
- I primarily own works of history (military, women's, 19th century, etc.), historical fiction (including mystery and romance), and classics. In general I prefer fantasy to science fiction, but I do have works of science nonfiction in my library. I have 50+ how-to-write books, some of which I've actually read. I worked in desktop publishing for 9 years and to help with that job I acquired books on training, knowledge management, technical communication, markup languages, and software applications.
I sometimes buy books based on beautiful covers. Also on size -- big, fat history books catch my eye every time. In addition to learning about books in bricks-and-mortar and online stores, and on listservs, I read _Publishers Weekly_ (at the library now that it's no longer on newsstands). Although it has ceased print publication, you can find Civil War Book Review online. And I get in all kinds of trouble by reading notes and bibliographies in books I already own, leading me to more titles I must acquire.
As of January 2013 I have maybe 20-25% of my library catalogued here. All books listed I do actually own, with the exception of a few recently sold for a pittance to a used bookstore. My wishlist is in a 5-subject notebook (two sections for fiction, two for non-fiction, and one for magazine articles & dissertations).
Tags in progress, if slowly: about 90% of my current catalog is tagged. Most tags should be self-explanatory; however, any tag beginning with "@" is associated with fiction and identifies a place or motif appearing in the novel.
NOTE: If you visit my library from time to time to see what has changed, choose the recommended format. It uses the field for date entered, which you can easily sort on to see what is new. Or at least newly added.
Feel free, if you stumble across my library, to leave me a comment telling me how you arrived here. In case you don't care to leave a comment, the map will serve as my guestbook.
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My Other Pages
• The 999 Challenge is to read 9 books in each of 9 categories in 2009. Here's my challenge thread.
• The 1010 Challenge is to read books in each of 10 categories in 2010. Here's my challenge thread.
• The 2013 Category Challenge is to read books in each of 13 categories in 2013. Here's my challenge thread.
• The 2020 Category Challenge lets you make up your own categories and challenges. Here's my challenge thread.
• My Book Group Titles Wiki is the place I will track what books my book groups have read over the years. It is not yet in use.
Other Peoples' Pages
• Comparison of Book Swapping Sites
• Reading Through Time Challenge wiki
• Group Reads of 2013 wiki
• The Personal Library Guide
• Format Changes, Other Media
Other Interesting Web Sites
• Literature-Map - type in an author's name to find readalikes
• Project Gutenberg - free ebooks
• Tardis Index File - Doctor Who Wiki
• Profile last updated 16 January 2022.
• Catalog last updated 19 October 2021.
- About Me
- Do the world a favor: spend your money anywhere
OTHER than Amazon.
I facilitate 2 book groups (send out monthly meeting date reminders and keep track of titles) -- when I can access my webmail. One group reads historical fiction and the other reads books to help us increase our historical knowledge.
As you can tell by my profile picture, I am a fan of J. W. Waterhouse. I love Pre-Raphaelite art. I'm also a fan of international music (check out Songlines magazine as a great review source). I like classical music peppy (Baroque, Slavic, etc.), rock alternative, and hip hop old school. I also love old movies -- Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Betty Hutton, Joan Blondell, and James Gleason are favorites. I love to dance and to watch dance.
- Southeastern Wisconsin, U.S.A.
- Currently Reading
- Favorite Authors
- Jane Austen, Mary Balogh, Suzanne Brockmann, Loretta Chase, Wilkie Collins, Bernard Cornwell, Joanne Dobson, David Hackett Fischer, Georgette Heyer, Carla Kelly, Laura Kinsale, Ted Kooser, Frances Lockridge, Richard Lockridge, Anne McCaffrey, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Pamela Morsi, Maggie Osborne, Wilfred Owen, Ellis Peters, Craig Rice, William Shakespeare, LaVyrle Spencer, Bryan Sykes, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Charles Todd, Connie Willis
- Favorite Lists
- American Female Authors of the 19th Century, Best Fantasy Novels, Booker Prize, essential pol.phil, The Guardian's 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read, Kirkus Starred Fiction Reviews of Books Published in 2018, Kirkus Starred Fiction Reviews of Books Published in 2019, Libros Californianos: The Other Books, Vulture's 100 Best Books of the 21st Century (So Far), Women in War
- Interesting Library
- aarti, ACRLWGSS, AdamSmith, ameliabloomerlist, ariadne02, AsYouKnow_Bob, BenjaminFranklin, book58lover, BookAddictUK, catherinepope, CharlesLamb, cherlee, CWPT, DanielWebster, David_Beard, DD2211, DGRossetti, diana.gabaldon, EFLOxford, ElbridgeGerry, ellenandjim, eshowalter1, FrederickDouglass, h34th3r, hadden, hailelib, HannahLeeCorbin, HistoryattheBodleian, HWSP-ASP, Illiniguy71, JamesandMaryMurray, JamesBoswell, JamesMadisonLibrary, JamesSmithson, JBD1, JenniL, jillianhistorian, jmp3613, JohnAdams, johnandlisa, JosephPriestley, jstuart, JYF_Library, kittenry, LaPopessaOregana, Lori1954, lyzard, marktwainlib, MatherFamilyLibrary, meburste, MissWoodhouse, PFMHO, preservationtrust, rachelp, RobertGravesLibrary, rosinalippi, sallyandbob, SamuelGDrake, SamuelJohnsonLibrary, SharonGoforth, SocialLibrary1793, SusanBAnthony, susanna.fraser, sylphette, TainaEvans, ThomasJefferson, UGRRHistoryProject, umcwomenscenter, UMDwmst, UnionFirstPurchase, valancourtbooks, vhllib, WalterScottLibrary, waterloom, wcm, Westminsterlanguages, womensmuseumofca