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About meLibrarian in a medium sized academic library.Married for 43 years, 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

You would think working in a library would cure my compulsive book buying habit. But not so far. I am happiest when I am with my family when we aren't all mad at each other. But next to that, I am happiest when I am deeply engrossed in a book.

About my libraryMy library is a result of books bought over the last 20 or 30 years that either interested me, was recommended to me, that I read a good review of, that was assigned to me in college, or that just caught my eye in the bookstore. In my job as a librarian, I read reviews regularly and am quite compulsive at times, so I have many, many more books than I have actually read. That is a great sorrow for me, but I am still working on it.

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Favorite authorsJane Austen, Anita Brookner, Willa Cather, Amanda Cross, Annie Dillard, Umberto Eco, Louise Erdrich, William Faulkner, Penelope Fitzgerald, Elizabeth George, Sue Grafton, John Graves, Martha Grimes, Jane Hamilton, Carolyn G. Heilbrun, Ernest Hemingway, Tony Hillerman, Alice Hoffman, Josephine Humphreys, Zora Neale Hurston, Andre Dubus, III, P. D. James, D. H. Lawrence, Penelope Lively, Gabriel García Márquez, Cormac McCarthy, Ian McEwan, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, Edna O'Brien, Flannery O'Connor, Katherine Anne Porter, Reynolds Price, Annie Proulx, Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers, William Shakespeare, Jane Smiley, Eudora Welty, Edith Wharton (Shared favorites)

Real nameJan Tidwell

LocationSan Marcos, Texas

Account typepublic

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Member sinceFeb 11, 2007

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