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Member: fallaspen

CollectionsYour library (1,414)

Reviews4 reviews

Tagsfiction (423), Thoroughbreds (258), history (171), pedigrees (111), cookbooks (105), Kentucky (94), horse racing (86), biography (77), England (76), reference (70) — see all tags

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About meA reader, collector, gardener, cook, researcher, writer, film buff and traveller who loves being surrounded by favorite books.

About my libraryMy collection has been slowly but steadily growing for many years. My specific areas of interest include Thoroughbred horse racing and breeding (hence the large number of obscure annuals only horse people would appreciate), Kentucky history, and contemporary Kentucky authors. Also a bit of an Anglophile and enjoy English history, fiction, and the great English mystery writers. Art, architecture and gardening books are other genres I gravitate towards, and of course, fiction. I 'inherited' a large number of books on trees, birds, and plant life. Lots of cookbooks, too. Love finding rare books in out of the way places, especially underpriced ones!

Recently Read Books:
Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
Last Night in Twisted River, by John Irving
Thinks, by David Lodge
The Breakers, by Mary Ann Taylor-Hall
Abbeville, by Jack Fuller
Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Fourth Hand, by John Irving
Silks, by Dick Francis
The Luncheon of the Boating Party, by Susan Vreeland
John Adams, by David McCullough
Ines of My Soul, by Isabel Allende
Memory Keeper's Daughter, by Kim Edwards
The Boleyn Inheritance, by Philippa Gregory
The Undomestic Goddess, by Sophie Kinsella
The Piano Tuner, by Daniel Mason
The Green Knight, by Iris Murdoch
What Came Before He Shot Her, by Elizabeth George
The Birth of Venus, by Sarah Dunant
Swift as Desire, by Laura Esquivel

Groups10,000 Page Club, Anglophiles, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Horses, KentuckyThing, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsIsabel Allende, Stephen E. Ambrose, Albert Camus, A. J. Cronin, Kim Edwards, Dick Francis, Antonia Fraser, James Baker Hall, John Irving, Barbara Kingsolver, Milan Kundera, Jean-Paul Sartre (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBlack Swan Books, Cambridge University Press Bookshop, Davis-Kidd Booksellers - Nashville, Joseph-Beth Booksellers - Lexington, Lyrical Ballad Bookstore, Tattered Cover Book Store - Highlands Ranch, the Morris book shop

Favorite librariesCarnegie Center For Literacy & Learning, Keeneland Library, Lexington Public Library - Central Library, William T. Young Library (University of Kentucky)

Other favoritesKentucky Book Fair 2013

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationLexington, Kentucky

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 2, 2007

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Yes they fixed it! I've got two more books to add :)
No, I haven't been to stores are *bad* for me.....Have been on an online kick, lately. Discovered that if books are in stock at Alibris warehouse, and you buy $50 the shipping is free, so got 24 books for a little over $50.... :-) Also have discovered another used book store in Indiana that saves library books on their way to the landfill, and contributes money to world literacy funds, and also back to libraries that donate their unwanted books to
Hi Neighbor, Love LT and especially England like you say you do too. Just read who owned The Horse and B Grass Country because I had pulled it to do an article for newspaper. I live off Alumni, how about you? haley
Hi, I had to send you a comment on your fantastic thoroughbred collection. I am truely impressed. I have been working on mine but I get distracted by books about other breeds and horse care and what not.You are lucky to live in a place where the thoroughbred is truely king,oh, and not to mention, the Derby! My sister and I were able to get tickets to the Breeders Cup and we are counting the days.I come from good Australian stock and no one more admires thoroughbreds more, where else do they have a national holiday to celebrate a horse race!I will definatley put you on my interesting library list, and maybe you could let me know if you hear of any new books coming out on throughbreds.
Thanks so much for your suggestions. Would love to read it, maybe you would lend it to me after Kate has thoroughly dissected it?? :) Thanks also for turning me on to this site, I am LOVING it!! MIss you and hope to see you soon!
It was great to see that you had put my books on your interesting library list. I scanned through your books - What is your connection to Canada? I noticed some interesting books from or about Canada.
Hello, nice to meet you. It was good to find I'd been added to your interesting libraries list.
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