Books188 books cataloged
About meI am a middle school media specialist in Florida. I first signed up for Library Thing as part of a class to earn my MLIS, but since then have found it very useful both for cataloging & tagging my personal library. My favorite author is Kate DiCamillo and favorite illustrator is Jan Brett. DiCamillo is so magical and heart-stirring and Jan Brett's designs are intricate and eye-opening. I have two daughters, 15 (pictured), who it totally into the Stephenie Meyer's books, and an 12-year-old who reads anything and everything she can get her hands on. My younger daughter and I still read together every night.
About my libraryThree years ago my husband decided to make the entire end of our study into bookshelves. He hand-made the 12-shelf masterpiece from solid oak. It is my favorite part of our entire house! On it we have the classics (everything from Tolstoy to Dumas to Stevenson) inherited from his great-grandparents hand-bound in fine leather. He also collects WWII and Civil War books. I am most proud of my original McGuffey Readers series (1920 edition) I found at a flea market in N.C. for $1 a piece! I also have many Christian-based books. My children's and Young Adult libraries are growing Many of my children's books are in my fourth grade classroom. I look forward to increasing my collection of quality literature as I continue my studies.
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Account typeprivate, lifetime
Member sinceApr 29, 2007