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CollectionsYour library (3,452), Kindle (47), Little Free Library (4), Read and gave away (166), Gave away (9), Read but unowned (52), Wishlist (8), no cover pic (405), Family (10), Friends/Colleagues (43), Professors (7), DVD (1), Sent to Norma (157), Currently reading (2), All collections (3,783)

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Tags20th c (1,777), fiction (1,449), American (1,265), British (770), TBR (676), 21st c (453), poetry (412), theatre (400), drama (390), 1990s (362) — see all tags


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About meI'm a recently retired community college professor (by training a medievalist; by practice a generalist and feminist: literature and humanities). My husband is a semi-retired repertory actor. We're transplanted Floridians, but we've been here for over 30 years, and our children were raised here. I became passionate about Florida when I started putting together an anthology of Florida poetry -- traveled around the state, learned the history, and came to savor the fragrances, bird song, winds rustling through the palms, and subtle and not-so-subtle seasonal changes. As someone who grew up in western NYS where winter lasts from Halloween until past Easter, I relish Florida weather -- despite the hurricanes.

About my libraryThis is really our library -- we met as English majors at Hobart and William Smith -- the books have travelled with us for over 30 years from Geneva to Baltimore to Cleveland to NYC to Florida. Lots of fiction and poetry and drama. And, of course, Floridiana.

The authors named favorites are those who were important to me at one point or another in my life.

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GroupsAtwoodians, Club Read 2009, Club Read 2010, Club Read 2011, Club Read 2012, Club Read 2013, Club Read 2014, Club Read 2015, Club Read 2016, Club Read 2017show all groups

Favorite authorsLouisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Andersen, Margaret Atwood, L. Frank Baum, Elizabeth Bishop, William Blake, George Borrow, Bertolt Brecht, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Joseph Campbell, Angela Carter, Geoffrey Chaucer, Isak Dinesen, Margaret Drabble, Louise Erdrich, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Connie May Fowler, Marie de France, Northrop Frye, Athol Fugard, Nadine Gordimer, Olga Grushin, Hermann Hesse, Zora Neale Hurston, Henrik Ibsen, Henry James, Tove Jansson, Carolyn Keene, Milan Kundera, D. H. Lawrence, Lois Lenski, Doris Lessing, Astrid Lindgren, Thomas Malory, Gabriel García Márquez, L. M. Montgomery, Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, William Shakespeare, Ntozake Shange, George Bernard Shaw, Johanna Spyri, Amy Tan, Olga Tokarczuk, Leo Tolstoy, Sigrid Undset, Derek Walcott, Joy Williams, Tennessee Williams, Christa Wolf, Virginia Woolf, William Butler Yeats (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresA. Parker's Books Inc., Barbara Berry's Bookshop, Bookstore1Sarasota, Brant's Used Books, Chautauqua Institution Book Store, Elysian Fields, Haslam's Book Store, Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

Favorite librariesSarasota County Libraries - Selby Library, State College of Florida Library: Venice, Venice Library

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Real nameJane Anderson Jones

LocationSarasota, Florida

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Member sinceMar 4, 2007

Currently readingThe Brothers Karamazov (Vintage Classics) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet by Jennifer Homans

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