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CollectionsYour library (2,052), To read (740), Read but unowned (648), Favorites (219), Ebooks (617), Paper copy on a shelf (1,466), In Omnibus Edition (65), Reference (84), Fiction (1,670), Non-Fiction (881), Knitting (20), Cookery (18), Biography & Memoir (73), Short Stories (44), Poetry (29), Plays (19), Christianity (395), History (542), Philosophy (51), Course books (74), Science (58), Children's & YA (115), Languages (37), All collections (2,754)

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TagsFiction (1,410), Kindle (516), Crime/Mystery (511), History (391), @Second-hand (382), Christianity (316), Literature (278), Golden Age (264), Historical Fiction (210), Chick Lit (198) — see all tags

MediaBook (2,754), Paper Book (2,174), Audiobook (4), Ebook (561)

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About meKnitting, books, gaming. Paper shuffler. Weakness for books (obviously), yarn and chocolate biscuits.

About my libraryDominated by history, golden age crime, and Terry Pratchett.

The majority of my books are the old-fashioned kind, made out of bits of dead tree, and ink, and glue. These days, I probably read on Kindle as much as I do from paper books. I have separate collections for paper books and ebooks, mostly because it's the the only way I'll avoid wasting hours hunting through the shelves for something that only exists on the kindle.

Once upon a time, my tags and collections were beautifully organised. These days, I daren't look. There are lots of gaps. I should probably do something about them.

Groups18th-19th Century Britain, 2015 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, 75 Books Challenge for 2017, 75 Books Challenge for 2018, 75 Books Challenge for 2019show all groups

Favorite authorsBen Aaronovitch, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Margery Allingham, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, John Bude, Agatha Christie, Ann Cleeves, Edmund Crispin, Freeman Wills Crofts, Jennifer Crusie, Charles Dickens, John Donne, Carola Dunn, Jasper Fforde, J. S. Fletcher, Richard Fortey, Neil Gaiman, Matt Haig, Helene Hanff, Georgette Heyer, C. S. Lewis, E.C.R. Lorac, Jill Mansell, Ngaio Marsh, Edward Marston, Daphne du Maurier, A. A. Milne, Iain Pears, Terry Pratchett, Barbara Pym, Dorothy L. Sayers, D. E. Stevenson, John R. W. Stott, Josephine Tey, Angela Thirkell, Anthony Trollope, Victor L. Whitechurch, Connie Willis, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBritish Museum - Bookshop, Dartmoor Bookshop, Hatchards, Ken Spelman Rare Books & Manuscripts, Minster Gate Bookshop, South Kensington Books, The British Red Cross Bookshop, Waterstone's Gower Street, Waterstone's Plymouth, Waterstone's Plymouth, Waterstones London (Piccadilly)

Favorite librariesBritish Library, Central Library, Plymouth, Plympton Library, St David's University College Lampeter, Main Library, The Charles Seale-Hayne Library, University of Plymouth

Other favoritesThe British Museum

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Real nameCatherine Stead

LocationUK

Account typepublic

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Member sinceOct 18, 2007

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