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About meRetired librarian, but seem to be busier than ever. Plus the problem of "So Many Books, So Little Time" -- anyone got any good tips as to how to balance reading time among: (1) Enews (2) magazines (3) books --(a) fiction (b) non-fiction ?

About my libraryThis listing includes all books either owned or borrowed; since joining LT Oct.'07 - (or owned but weeded). All are finally tagged (however roughly). The "collections" section [recently discovered] is not nearly finished. I do enjoy well-written fiction, but with all the exciting things happening and being discovered in the world - my reading is heavily on the side of non-fiction. Especially psychology, brain-research, & biography.
Books I've read have been rated. Except for the older books, those with no stars are, alas, on the many tbr shelves.

* - No one should have to read this book. ( I rarely finish a "one star" book)
** - This book has minor redeeming features such as being an author's early work, having some useful information, or being funny. Potboiler.
*** - Run of the mill. Not quite a potboiler. It held some fascinating element; or I was too tired to be challenged by a good book.
**** - It's very good. Sometimes even a favorite.
***** - It changed my life or it changed my thinking or it deeply touched my heart or it bowled me over with the excellence of the writing.

Groups2018 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES), Canadian Bookworms, Catalogers who LibraryThing, Club Read 2009, Name that Book, Non-Fiction Readers, The Random Group for Fogies and Curmudgeons of All Ages, TinyCat, Written in Stone - The Literary Cemetery

Favorite authorsAnne Lamott, Gabor Maté, Michael Moore, Alice Munro, Mordecai Richler, John Updike, Fay Weldon, Elwyn Brooks White (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresMill Street Books

Favorite librariesAlmonte Public Library, Ottawa Public Library - Beaverbrook Branch


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Real nameCarole Yeaman

LocationKanata, Ontario, Canada (home of the Ottawa Senators)

Account typepublic

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Member sinceNov 30, 2007

Currently readingMidlife Cabernet: Life, Love & Laughter after Fifty (KINDLE) by Elaine Ambrose
Voluptuous Pleasure: (KOBO) The Truth About the Writing Life (Department of Narrative Studies) by Marianne Apostolides
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Doing Sixty & Seventy (KINDLE) by Gloria Steinem
Lost Connections: (KINDLE) Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari

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