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May 23, 2007
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Vivienne
About My Library

Like most libraries it's a work in progress. My collection in LibraryThing contains books that are either currently in my possession or that I have read recently but no longer own. I have read thousands of books before joining LibraryThing that are not listed. Although I read all kinds of material I particularly enjoy literary fiction, mysteries, and history. An added bonus is if the story is set in a faraway place.

This is a link to my 2022 Category Challenge thread, a group where I've been participating since 2013:
   • 2022 Category Challenge

Other challenges completed:
   • Commonwealth Challenge
   • Europe Endless Challenge
   • Canadian Fiction/Non-fiction Challenge
 
I like to keep track of where my books are set:


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My ratings:
Obviously, my personal taste is the crux of the rating. Although it's difficult to rate books that are essentially different, my rating simply indicates how much I enjoyed them or how memorable they were. I also consider if I would recommend the work, and to whom.

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British Columbia, Canada
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Bookstores: Audreys Books, Greenwoods' Bookshoppe, Munro's Books, Otter Books, Pack Rat Annie's Used Books, Russell Books, Waterstone's Belfast Fountain

Libraries: Edmonton Public Library - Strathcona Branch, Grant MacEwan University - City Centre Library, Linen Hall Library - Belfast, Northern Ireland, Scott Polar Research Institute Library, University of Alberta Libraries - Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, University of Alberta Libraries - Rutherford Library (Humanities and Social Sciences)

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