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CollectionsApple Books (393), Audiobook Library (44), Your library (1,097), ebook Library (8,843), Music Library (252), Video Library (789), Had at One Time (1,079), Books Read: 2019-2021 (29), Books Read: 2018 (7), Books read in 2016-18 (166), Books read: 2007 - 2015 (450), All Things Ozzy or Alice (160), Art Journals (38), Books about books & authors (136), German / Germany (216), Kennedy Collection (55), Mixed Media & Journaling (80), Newbery Medal Books (88), To read (36), Read but unowned (177), Currently reading (2), All collections (12,263)

Reviews249 reviews

TagsKindle (7,260), fiction (5,640), fantasy (1,653), kids (714), DVD (700), free (618), movies (602), Christian (558), Apple (545), history (521) — see all tags


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About meSome of my earliest memories are of my Mom reading to me from "The How and Why Library" (I still have those books, although volume one is pretty torn up), and my Dad reading the Oz books to me. A favorite treat was being taken to the big Salvation Army store in downtown Los Angeles where we kids were turned loose in the Book section, to pick out whatever we wanted. I still have quite a few of those books, too - the ones I didn't wear out. I've never outgrown my love of kid's books, especially the beautifully illustrated ones. Now I like to read them to my grandchildren.

My husband and I have been married for more than 50 years, and we have lived in Iowa for more than 40 of that. He is not quite such a reader as I am but he is a strong supporter of my habit. He has quite a collection of computer books which he has picked up second hand when we are out looking in used book stores. They will eventually get cataloged too.

About my libraryFinding Library Thing on the web in September of 2007 was really exciting! Since then, my most pleasant spare time goes into cataloging our large library. Most of the books in the catalog are books we own. The exceptions are books read from 2007 to the present which were borrowed and returned. Each book is tagged with a location that is followed by a reverse quote mark (`). The
mark is used to define the end of the information for each book so that I can easily add books to my own listing in our word processor. I LOVE the idea of the tags, although I know I have used them rather indiscriminately.

I rate books by how much pleasure I received from that particular book. For fiction, my top favorites are marked with five stars. Above average books are marked with four stars. Three stars are given to the books that were enjoyable, but forgetable. Two stars are given to books that are disappointing, and one-star books are those I didn't finish. The ones with no stars at all I haven't read yet. Non-fiction is even more subjective - The more I like having the book around, or the more I use it, the higher the rating.

GroupsCatholic Tradition

Favorite authorsLouisa May Alcott, Bess Streeter Aldrich, Jane Austen, L. Frank Baum, Eric Carle, Lewis Carroll, Mary Higgins Clark, Ted Dekker, Madeleine L'Engle, C. S. Lewis, James A. Michener, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Mary Stewart, Gene Stratton-Porter, J. R. R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBook Nook (Friends of the Cedar Falls Public Library), Margie's Book Nook

Favorite librariesCedar Falls Public Library, Lassen Library District - Susanville, Waterloo Public Library

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Real nameAnne

LocationWaterloo, Iowa

Account typepublic

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Member sinceSep 13, 2007

Currently readingThe Folio Book of Days by Roger Hudson
Gormenghast Trilogy: Gormenghast / Titus Alone / Titus Groan (3 Volume Set in slipcase) by Mervyn Peake

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