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About My Library
It's rather eclectic as I will read about anything I can get my hands on. I read English, French & Italian (working on German) so about a quarter of my collection is not in English.
About Me
Hi, I'm an OCD reader and I always have to have a book with me. I'm a bit of an eclectic collector who will read just about anything I can find. I am also a collector of “Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass” & Lewis Carroll in general. Currently I have 23 different editions of Alice and 10 of TTLG (different illustrators, languages, etc.) My prize possessions are an 1896 edition of Alice from England and a First American edition (1872) of Through the Looking-glass.

I grew up in a very “theatre-oriented” family so I have read/been involved in A LOT of plays

I graduated college with a double major in French & English, so my collection is partially in French.

I believe people can (and do) have comfort books much like comfort food. I have a list of about 20-25 books that I will re-read when I am having a rough day/week to help perk me back up.

What I mostly read – I love the classics, esp. 19th century lit, as well as poetry, fantasy, horror, and mystery.

Some of my Comfort books
Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass (Carroll) – my favorite books of all time

Jane Eyre (Bronte) – no matter what was thrown at her she managed to get through it

Salambo (Flaubert) – yes, it’s depressing but great if you want to be totally sucked in and not be able to think about anything else

Emma (Austin) – we all have that one friend just like her

Little Lord Fauntleroy/The Secret Garden/A Little Princess – pretty much anything by Burnett as they are all “feel good” stories

Les Miserables (Hugo) – pref in French since I still haven’t found a translation I’ve liked as much as the original

The Oathbound (Lackey) – Yay for sister-hood and butt-kicking chicks

Summon the Keeper (Huff) – a funny little fantasy novel where Hell is a schizophrenic with MPD, cats talk, and anything is possible

The Winter’s Tale/Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare) – It’s Shakespeare! Do I need another reason

Don Quixote (Cervantes) – I met my husband doing tech work for Man of La Mancha (he played Sancho)

Anne of Windy Poplars (Montgomery) – I like all the Anne books but this one always spoke to me

The Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas) – Sometimes reading about revenge can be cathartic

And Then There Were None (Christe) – a good creepy old-school mystery

The Wasteland & other Poems (Eliot) – T.S. Eliot. Enough said

Martian Chronicles (Bradbury) – the book that got me in to the Sci-fi genre

Eight Cousins (Alcott) – actually almost any Alcott
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