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CollectionsYour library (319), Currently reading (14), read (302), library books (7), Wishlist (10), To read (1), Read but unowned (39), Favorites (41), All collections (368)

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About meI'm an ovarian cancer survivor. I live with my wonderful husband who has been a fantastic caretaker when needed, and my warm, furry, purry companion, Mrs. Gaskell, who loves to cuddle early in the morning while I read and drink my coffee.

We have a grown son who graduated with a double major (History and Political Science). He works at an inner-city middle school and is extremely involved in community service. Obviously, we're very proud of him.

I'm a former bookseller. Unfortunately, the cancer has left me disabled and unable to work. I miss it terribly, but my family, Mrs. Gaskell, and my books have helped me adjust.

About my libraryI generally only add books to my library as I read them, or to my wishlist as a reminder to myself. I have read many, many more books than would be indicated by my LT library, and have many, many more on my shelves, waiting to be read that I haven't yet added to LT.

I have an eclectic taste in books, so you're liable to find titles from all kinds of genres in my collection as I build my library. My favorite genres and sub-genres are classics, especially English and American, mystery, especially cozies, and travel writing, espcecially exploration and Victorian travelogues.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 50 Book Challenge, Agatha Christie, Antiquarian Travel Memoirs, Bloomsbury Group and their friends, Book Listers UNITE!, BookCrossers, Books on Books, Cats, books, life is good., Cozy Mysteriesshow all groups

Favorite authorsChimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Agatha Christie, Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth von Arnim, Jane Austen, Nicholas A. Basbanes, Jorge Luis Borges, Charlotte Brontë, Anita Brookner, Truman Capote, Kate Chopin, Agatha Christie, Wilkie Collins, Cleo Coyle, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Helene Hanff, Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Lee, L. M. Montgomery, Elizabeth Peters, Alexandre Dumas, pere, Mary Doria Russell, Sir Walter Scott, Diane Setterfield, William Shakespeare, Mary Shelley, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Ayelet Waldman, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)


Favorite librariesOceanside Public Library - Civic Center Library

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Currently readingThe Arabian Nights (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Anonymous
When Asia Was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the "Riches of the "East" by Stewart Gordon
In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner by Elizabeth George
The Hollow (Hercule Poirot) by Agatha Christie
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded by Simon Winchester
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