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Three Early Modern Utopias: Utopia / New Atlantis / The Isle of Pines by Thomas; Francis Bacon; Henry Neville More

Recent Developments in Southeastern Archaeology by David G. and Kenneth E. Sassaman Anderson

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

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CollectionsYour library (3,061), Loretto library (4), discard pile (11), Favorites (110), To read (1,784), Work Library (133), Started But Never Finished (92), sustainabillity & alt living (51), Religion and Utopia (332), Frontier Studies (23), The South (353), BIPOC & Translated Spec. Fiction (72), All collections (3,065)

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TagsTBR (1,792), read it (1,148), nonfiction (984), fiction (582), historical fiction (446), history (328), sci-fi (321), 19th century literature (308), fantasy (280), religion (228) — see all tags


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About meCurator for a small heritage center of a religious community. In recovery from recent completion of Folk Studies/Historic Preservation MA. When I'm not working or researching, I'm dancing or reading still more. My rate of acquiring books has not slowed to the same extent as my rate of actually reading said books, and alas, my TBR pile has become practically unmanageable at this point.

Currently I'm most interested in colonial/early America and religion, especially New Religious Movements and communal societies. Volunteering at a Shaker historic site and then being hired by a convent has only been enabling. :)

Book Count for 2009: 88
Book Count for 2010: 92
Book Count for 2011: 108
Book Count for 2012: 139
Book Count for 2013: 101
Book Count for 2014: 73
Book Count for 2015: 43
Book Count for 2016: 46
Book Count for 2017: 51
Book Count for 2018: 26
Book Count for 2019: 50
Book Count for 2020: 57

Books finished in 2021:
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Backyard Orchardist by Stella Otto
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
The Backyard Berry Book by Stella Otto
Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Making Peace with the Land by Fred Bahnson & Norman Wirzba
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Harvest for Hope by Jane Goodall et al.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The Jack Tales by Richard Chase
Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap
Recovering Our Ancestors' Gardens by Devon A. Mihesuah

"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library." Jorge Luis Borges

"I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book." Groucho Marx

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About my libraryI have pretty eclectic tastes. Most of my library is children's/YA plus a lot of "classics" and other old(er) books. My current literary interests include pre-1950 sci-fi/fantasy novels, world fiction, and modern dystopias, utopias, and magical realism, as well as retellings, add-ons, etc. of classic stories and novels. And books for my fields of study and profession (folklife, Catholicism, communal societies, new religious movements, archaeology, etc.).

My ratings:
5 stars - great book, loved it, perfect
4 stars - pretty good book, decent read
3 stars - hated it (or children's books in a large series - i.e., Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, etc. - are often rated like this just because they're all basically the same)

Groups18th Century British Literature, Archaeology, Arthurian Legends, Bloggers, Dear America, dystopia, Dystopian novels, Fairy Tales Retold, Feminist SF, Geeks who love the Classicsshow all groups

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Ray Bradbury, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Meg Cabot, Isobelle Carmody, Arthur Conan Doyle, Nancy Farmer, Henry Fielding, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Karen Hesse, Aldous Huxley, Henrik Ibsen, Harper Lee, Madeleine L'Engle, C. S. Lewis, Jane Loudon, George MacDonald, Tamora Pierce, Philip Pullman, Voltaire, Kurt Vonnegut, H. G. Wells (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresCoffee & A Good Book, Fireside Bookstore, Got Books, Literary BookPost

Favorite publishersNYRB Classics


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Real nameSusanna


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Member sinceAug 11, 2007

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