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CollectionsSewing (1), humor (8), KidLit (25), Philosophy (7), Biography (2), SF&F (29), Cookery (16), Poetry (5), Music (19), Art (48), Fiber Arts (20), Essays (5), History (2), Your library (1,267), Weaving (28), ebooks (35), Favorites (1), All collections (1,432)

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About meEditor, fiber artist, cook, fiddler for dance, gardener, and bibliophile living in the SF Bay Area. I share my collection with Lise M. Dyckman, a knitter, librarian, and folk dance teacher extraordinaire.

About my libraryCookbooks, SF, gardening, history, library science, art books, novels, more.
Shelf space is subject to continual reorganization.
Our collection of etexts has been officially more than double our (substantial) print library since 2005.
I love LT for cataloging the books I actually *own* and use for etexts and books I've read but don't keep a copy of.

GroupsBBC Radio 3 Listeners, Bloggers, English History - Tudor through Edwardian, Feminist Theory, Fiber Arts, French Connection, Medieval Europe, Science Fiction Fans, Weavers


Favorite bookstoresBookshop Santa Cruz, Fitz-Gerald Manor Shop, Kepler's Books, Powell's City of Books (Portland)


Also ondelicious, deviantART, Distributed Proofrea, Facebook, Ravelry, Twitter

Real nameRuth Temple

LocationSan Jose, CA

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Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceSep 19, 2005

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Glad to hear the George R.R. Martin books are "page-turners." I plan to pick them up as soon as I get through a stack of about 20 others. Unfortunately, I've been doing more book shopping than reading lately. :(

I have a new job that is a 10 minute drive from my house. While I love the convenience, the downside is that I've lost my 40 minutes per day of reading on the commuter train.

Anyway, the HBO series is impressive. I'm not sure how closely they are following the books, but I find the story compelling, the acting top-notch, and it seems they spared no expense with the sets/costumes. Do check it out when you can! -Lynn

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair grows in me
and I wake in the middle of the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting for their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

- by Wendell Berry
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