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CollectionsYour library (11,801), Ebook (9,126), To read (10,705), Read but unowned (200), Favorites (21), All collections (12,006)


Tagsfiction (8,546), USA (4,848), England (1,280), short stories (970), memoir (880), 1001 (637), France (525), essays (447), poetry (424), history (391) — see all tags


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About meI teach high school English and world history. I have four children. I don't remember ever not knowing how to read as I have always done so. My dream job would be to get paid to read books. I probably would be expected to write something about them afterward, and I am willing to do that too. If you know where I can find said job, please do let me know.

About my libraryMy library is primarily fiction. I love historical smut. I love psychological thrillers as well as rambling, wistful tales. These past few years I have been working on broadening my horizons by reading books set in more varied countries. It has been enlightening indeed.

I wish my library was as varied as it is extensive. I have books from one end of my house to the other. I have books in every corner of my classroom. At any given moment, I probably have half a dozen books in my car. I always carry a book in my purse. If I never bought another book again, I probably would not run out of reading material before I died. Of course, that won't be happening.

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Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 40-Something Library Thingers, Algonquin Readers Round Table, And Other Stories, Ebook, Fans of Russian authors, Infinite Jesters, Literary Snobs, New York Review Books, Reading Globallyshow all groups

Favorite authorsRussell Banks, Hermann Hesse, Gabriel García Márquez, W. Somerset Maugham, Carson McCullers, Haruki Murakami, Dorothy Parker, David Sedaris, John Steinbeck, Leo Tolstoy, John Kennedy Toole, Voltaire (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresHalf Price Books - Flagship, Shakespeare and Company (Paris)

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LocationDallas, TX USA

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Member sinceOct 10, 2006

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