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Collectionsdiscard pile (175), Your library (3,077), In Kentucky (998), Favorites (105), To read (1,790), Work Library (94), Started But Never Finished (81), World SF (29), Religion and Utopia (243), Frontier Studies (17), The South (319), Currently reading (5), All collections (3,077)

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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

Books read in 2018:
Building Zion by Tom Carter
Gastonia 1929 by John A. Salmond
Austenland by Shannon Hale
The Gods of Prophetstown by Adam Jortner
Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? by John Fea
Other People's Stories by Amy Shuman
Culture and Redemption by Tracy Fessenden
Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics by Phil Jamison
Chaseworld by Mary Hufford
Once Upon a Virus by Diane Goldstein
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest: A Private Place by Joan L. Horn
Hidden in the Same Mystery by Mary Swain
Hope is an Open Door by Mary Luke Tobin
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Godmother by Carolyn Turgeon
Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope
Places of Worship: Exploring Their History by James P. Ward
Registration Methods for the Small Museum by Daniel B. Reibel and Deborah Rose Van Horn
Avalon High by Meg Cabot
The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte by Laura Joh Rowland
The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James
Objects of Worship by Claude Lalumiere
A Woman Clothed with the Sun ed. John J. Delaney

"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)


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

Favorite publishersNYRB Classics


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Member sinceAug 11, 2007

Currently readingVillette by Charlotte Bronte
Issachar Bates: A Shaker’s Journey by Carol Medlicott
Thomas Merton: An Introduction by William H. Shannon
Cathedrals in the Wilderness by J. Herman Schauinger
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

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