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About meI was raised on books by my dear Mom, have volunteered and worked in libraries since I was 9, and currently work in an academic library as a cataloging assistant. It's in the blood.

Aside from books and reading I also like film, mythology, folktales, animation, comic books, Corgis, and hedgehogs.

My favorite book has to be The Arrival by Shaun Tan, my favorite novel is The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, and my favorite authors include Neil Gaiman, Donna Jo Napoli, Charles de Lint, Karen Cushman, Poe, Roger Ebert, and Jane Yolen. I'm an eager collector of novels based on fairy tales, and I love Terry Pratchett's Discworld series and Charles de Lint's Newford books.

I've also participated in flash-mob cataloging parties, and am proud to have been a part of this group:

About my libraryI'm a compulsive book-hoarder and have had to give up on frequenting used-book stores (Borders and Barnes & Noble are out of the question!) until I make a hole in the unread books that take up most of my closet.

The genres I tend to gravitate to are fantasy, children's, YA, mythic fiction, fairy tale fantasy, and books about books.

GroupsBooks in Books, Children's Literature, Combiners!, Comics, Fairy Tale Readers, Fairy Tales Retold, Feminist Theory, Japanese Culture, Mythology, Phantoms of the Opera

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, W. H. Auden, Cicely Mary Barker, Kate Beaton, Berkeley Breathed, Jan Brett, Karen Cushman, Ellen Datlow, Emily Dickinson, Roger Ebert, Anne Fadiman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Gebert, Kieron Gillen, Rumer Godden, William Goldman, Edward Gorey, Jacob Grimm, Shannon Hale, Heidi Anne Heiner, Jim Henson, Karen Hesse, Trina Schart Hyman, Henrik Ibsen, Diana Wynne Jones, Gary Larson, Charles de Lint, Arnold Lobel, Lois Lowry, Daphne du Maurier, Robin McKinley, Linda Medley, A. A. Milne, Hayao Miyazaki, L. M. Montgomery, Donna Jo Napoli, Audrey Niffenegger, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Greg Pak, Katherine Paterson, Danny Peary, Edgar Allan Poe, Terry Pratchett, Jane Ray, Lotte Reiniger, Louis Sachar, Saki, Marjane Satrapi, William Shakespeare, Shel Silverstein, Gail Simone, Jeff Smith, Noelle Stevenson, Jon Stewart, Natsuki Takaya, Naoko Takeuchi, Shaun Tan, Mark Twain, Brian K. Vaughan, T. H. White, Oscar Wilde, Thornton Wilder, Terri Windling, Jane Yolen (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBeach Book Mart, Book Shop New & Used, Chapel Hill Comics, Edward McKay Used Books & More Greensboro, Foundation's Edge, Heroes Aren't Hard to Find, Mr. Mike's Used Books - Cary, Nice Price Books, Quail Ridge Books, Reader's Corner, The Book Vault, The Bookshop, Ultimate Comics, Ultimate Comics -- Cary

Favorite librariesNorth Carolina State University Libraries - D.H. Hill Library, Wake County Public Libraries - West Regional Library

Other favoritesThe Joel Lane Museum House

Favorite listsBeauty and the Beast Tales, Books as Objects & Metatextual Works, Experimental Literature, Favorite Fairy Tale Retellings, Gimmicks, Miniature, little, tiny characters -- children's/young adult fiction, Stephen King's 'Danse Macabre' reading list, You Couldn't Pay Me to Read That


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Member sinceMay 16, 2007

Currently readingEssential Ms. Marvel Volume 1 by Chris Claremont
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