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CollectionsYour library (2,932), Loretto library (3), In Kentucky (1,420), discard pile (23), Favorites (106), To read (1,719), Work Library (114), Started But Never Finished (77), World SF (31), Religion and Utopia (280), Frontier Studies (20), The South (328), Currently reading (2), All collections (2,936)

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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

Books read in 2019:
The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
Kentucky Folk Architecture by Lynwood Montell
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Naming Our Truth ed. Ann Patrick Ware
Voices from Silence by Loretto Class of 1962
The Angel's Share by James Markert
Secret Habits by Carol Mattingly
Issachar Bates: A Shaker's Journey by Carol Medlicott
East by Edith Pattou
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
Rapture of the Deep (Bloody Jack #7) by L.A. Meyer
Passarola Rising by Azhar Abidi
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Beyond the Adobe Wall by P.J. Manion
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
A Century of Change, 1912-2012 ed. P.J. Manion
Giant in the Wilderness by Margaret Helene
And Then There Were Nuns by Jane Christmas
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Loretto: The Sisters and Their Santa Fe Chapel by Mary J. Straw Cook
Saints and Strangers by Angela Carter
Painting the Divine by Josef Diaz & Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt
La Conquistadora by Fray Angelico Chavez

"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. I used to collect (and still do sometimes) "vintage" children's mysteries such as Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Dana Girls, and Ruth Fielding. 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, historic 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 (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)

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

Favorite publishersNYRB Classics

Homepagehttp://susie-bookworm.blogspot.com

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Member sinceAug 11, 2007

Currently readingThomas Merton: An Introduction by William H. Shannon
Cathedrals in the Wilderness by J. Herman Schauinger

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