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CollectionsYour library (223), Lifetime reading (1,452), Read 1990-1999 (898), Read 2000-2009 (143), Read 2010-2019 (513), Read but unowned (1,154), Currently reading (7), To read (539), Old TBR (720), Unavailable (34), First in a series (90), Next in series (23), Favorites (62), Outstanding books (176), Children's fiction (101), Wishlist (16), All collections (2,747)

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About meI'm a genealogy librarian and local historian, a ninth-generation Indiana resident (eighth generation to have been born here), and a compulsive reader.

I read fairly widely, although my favorite genre is vintage mystery. I also like theology, linguistics, speculative fiction, and nineteenth-century novels.

About my libraryThis is my attempt to catalog everything I've ever read. My TBR list is also inventoried here.

I have a second catalog which contains the books I actually own: Pelerine House Library

Custom Classification Scheme

Based on a conversation in the 75ers group back in 2012, some of us have starting listing our favorite books from each year. I've styled mine as a sort of private book award given for the best adult fiction, children's fiction, mystery, and speculative fiction published in each year, 1800 to the present. Of course, I haven't read a book that qualifies for each year, so there's lots of gaps, especially since I'm counting only books read since 2000.

Fiction of the Year, 1800-present

Children's Fiction of the Year, 1800-present

Mystery of the Year, 1800-present

Speculative Fiction of the Year, 1800-present

Complete List in Publication Order

Groups2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, 2016 Category Challenge, 2017 Category Challenge, 2018 Category Challenge, A Group Thank You, Board for Extreme Thing Advances, Genealogy@LT, Librarians who LibraryThingshow all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, T. S. Eliot, Anne Fadiman, Jasper Fforde, M. F. K. Fisher, Elizabeth Goudge, Michael Innes, Diana Wynne Jones, Laurie R. King, C. S. Lewis, L. M. Montgomery, Rachel Peden, Dorothy L. Sayers, J. R. R. Tolkien, Connie Willis, Patricia C. Wrede (Shared favorites)

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LocationIndiana, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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TinyCathttps://www.librarycat.org/lib/casvelyn

Member sinceMay 21, 2006

Currently readingSanctification by Michael Allen
The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth by David Bentley Hart
The Kitchen Diaries by Nigel Slater
Common Sense: A Political History by Sophia A. Rosenfeld
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