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CollectionsYour library (5,627), Currently reading (54), To read (134), All collections (5,627)

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TagsTarot/Oracle - Occult - Games - Boxed Set (186), Tarot/Oracle - Occult - Games (146), Nonfiction: Biography - Eating Disorders (81), Nonfiction: Social Sciences (67), Fiction: Classic Literature (61), Nonfiction: Biography - Napoleonic (51), Nonfiction: Biography - Entertainment Industry (50), Fiction: General (45), Nonfiction: Biography - Literature (41), Nonfiction: Occult - Paranormal Phenomena (41) — see all tags

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About meMy interests include hiking & walking, yoga, & (of course) reading. My favourite subjects include history (Egyptology, the Napoleonic era,the lives of royalty, natural or maritime disasters, & Polar exploration)& the tarot.
I am also an active member of Books2Prisoners, a volunteer organization providing books to Illinois inmates at no cost.">>

About my libraryThings that I have listed for trade are not listed on LibraryThing unless I kept a copy for myself.

To see what I have listed for trade, refer to:

GroupsBookMooching, Bug Collectors, History Fans, Libertarian Cooking, Single Booklovers

Favorite authorsGeoffrey Abbott, Jean Anouilh, Jan Bondeson, Bob Brier, Mike Dash, Tony DiTerlizzi, Carolly Erickson, Monte Farber, Philippa Gregory, Marya Hornbacher, Karen Mahony, Sulamith Wülfing, Amy Zerner (Shared favorites)


Favorite librariesThe Urbana Free Library

Favorite publishersU.S. Games Systems, Inc.


Also onBookMooch, eBay, MySpace, PaperBackSwap, swaptree, Title Trader, Yahoo! 360, YouTube

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Member sinceSep 22, 2006

Currently readingThe Corsican: A Diary of Napoleon's Life in His Own Words by Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon (Penguin Lives) by Paul Johnson
Napoleon's Glands: And other Ventures in Biohistory by Arno Karlen
Napoleon's Love Story: Napoleon & Marie Waleska by R. McNair Wilson
The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte by Robert B. Asprey
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Good grief... you would think I would have thought to search for the book's name... I was searching for the deck name. Thanks!
Sorry I didnt say what the Haunted Tea Cosy would be worth---I've never seen I cant say. But as I said its something that would be to hold on to. Duane
Sorry I havent gotten back sooner--I do have a couple of copies of the Amphigorey series that are bound incorrectly (and they are suppose to be quite rare, but no one has confirmed that for me) but I havent seen that particular copy of yours incorrectly bound-I would hold on to it. Thanks, Duane
Yes, I'm the same name over on 'mooch and happy to angel anytime.

Hi, no problem at all, please let me know if I can ever help you out in the future! xx
That's fine, I've got plenty to read in the meantime =). Just let me know if/when you find it.
That would be great! Just send me a link when you list it. Thanks!
My copy of Vanished just arrived last Tuesday, on the same day as my copy of Dali & I which was from the July batch. Unfortunately, they came the day after I left for France, so I will not be able to read them until I'm back later in the month. It took two months for my copy of The Given Day to arrive. If you get your copy of Vanished let me know how it is.
I agree that it's such a pain to lend books out and not have them be returned, or, nearly worse, have them be returned in much a worse condition. Oooh. That's what I hate.
The Medieval period seems filled with great curses to deter book thieves. Another favorite of mine is:

Steal not this Book my honest Friend
For fear the Galows should be your hend,
And when you die the Lord will say
And wares the Book you stole away?
Have you read The Ice Maiden? Only a few of us share this book in our collections and I was wondering what you thought of it?

Cemar (connie)
Sorry for the delay in response! Just wanted to say..."Room to Grow" is one of the best on the subject. I also saw Tracey Gold speak. She is very honest and true to recovery.
Hi! Thanks for your comment on my page. The Why? book is actually my husband's but I agree it is an amazing book.

I have added the titles you suggested to my wishlist at BM, thanks for the recommendations!
Hi, theselkie! Answering you question: I think it's harder to practice old-fashioned values than to say one has them. But in university classes -- where I spend a lot of time since I am a grad student -- both profs and students assume that everyone is a liberal, socialist-leaning immoral person.

My point is that a bias exists against conservative people which is sometimes stated verbally, even though this is an environment that upholds freedom of speech and respecting other peoples' views. The bias is especially great against someone with ethical values is also religious.
Thanks for your comment. Old fashioned values are -- well, not much professed these days, let alone practiced.
Thanks again, Selkie! I just got my author tag. Shiny!
Hi - no I have never been to Bookmooch...but I'm about to go and have a look on there now!
Yeah we do have a bizarre 10 books in common! Interesting intersections for sure.
Thank you! You have some great books in your library (I have added some to my wish list)!
I'll let you know when The Holly Place is published. Thanks for your interest! It means a lot.
Oh, I had no idea about the LT author thing. I haven't explored the site as much as I should. Thanks for the tip!
It's kind of you to ask! I just finished a mainstream fantasy novel
for grown-ups called ZF-360. Now I'm working on a novel-length ghost
Hi--here's my reply to your comment on Shannon's Mirror--

I had written a small gift book for the publisher, which sold well. The publisher came to me and asked for a YA 'problem novel.' I said I'd try writing one, but then couldn't come up with a topic.

I don't have personal experience with eating disorders, but many young girls in my culture were flirting with them at the time. My husband suggested, "Why don't you write something about a girl who dabbles with anorexia, then gets trapped?" I wanted it to be a cautionary tale, warning teenagers away from eating disorders. So I researched it, and there it was.

You wrote: "I have read two of the books from the Josephine trilogy, & really enjoyed them. But I am having a devil of a time finding a hardcover edition of "The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B." to match my other books---even on!"

I'm pleased you enjoyed Jo B.!

Hardcover editions are now hard to find, as you are discovering. The English editions of the trilogy were only published in hardcover in Canada. I have one with a slightly flawed binding that I could let you have—you wouldn't notice the flaw if the book was on the shelf. Email me through my website.


Sandra Gulland
Ouch! I just read your review of my book, Shannon's Mirror. Oh, well. Thanks for owning it anyway! :)
Hello theselkie, yep, it's interesting when you find you are the only one on LibraryThing with a copy of a certain book. But now there are two of us with "The Magic Story". I have many other books unique to this site. So for instance I have 8 juvenile fiction books by the author Elizabeth Kyle -- 4 of them are unique. Of the other 4, one is owned by my mom! Bibliophiles we are it seems.
Hello! Thanks for "Misdemeanor Man" (BookMooch)...beautiful condition and the packaging was great! Thanks so much...we have a few books in common, I'm going to "look around" your library, if you don't mind...;-) Take care!
"...I am curious to see how many it will be by the time I get them all logged, about twenty years from now."

Hi theselkie, I see we are on the same timeline - 20 years should do it! -maisry
I've been recently fascinated by Marie Antoinette and wanting to find some well written books about her. I'll have to check into the one you just finished. Have you read others about her, and if so, which do you recommend to get a complete perspective of her life? Thanks.

Oh, I haven't had a chance to get those cards out yet. I've got to weigh them and see what they'll need for postage (they're semi laminated and glossy, so a bit heavy) but I will do my best to get them out before the increase. Thanks:)

I hope you enjoy Anna Anderson. I didn't expect to, since I'd read several reviews saying they felt the author was biased and blinding by her legend, but I didn't find I shared that opinion. I could tell he became very passionate about the story and her cause (which he acknowledges in the forward, if I remember) and it shows in his writing. Though I will admit, the chapters about her trial seemed a bit redundant with details of other people's opinions, but that was the worst flaw in my mind. I hope you enjoy, whether or not she was Anastasia, she was an interesting character. :)
The book you mooched from me was The Riddle of Anna Anderson, I don't have the trilogy you mentioned, sorry. I'll see if maybe I could drop some cards in a regular envelope and mail them that way, knowing Media Mail and with it being Mother's Day, I wouldn't be surprised if you receive the envelope before the book:)
I posted a book into my bookmooch inventory that came up as you having it on your wishlist; your nick intrigued me so I checked out your bio there. Which led me here. We have some interesting books in common, can't wait to peruse your virtual shelves. Happy reading!
Hi! No worries. I hope you enjoyed the Alice book you mooched from me. I'm glad it found a good home :) I may not have mooched from you but we can still be friends! It looks like we have 19 books in common. Good start for a friendship! -danine
Sort of, just trying to find the time at this point. lol
I'm here, thought I'd say hi, though I can't figure out how to use the stupid catagories. ARGH.
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