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Member: jbleil

CollectionsKindle (56), Your library (295), Wishlist (4), Read but unowned (45), Favorites (9), All collections (302)

Reviews21 reviews

TagsFiction (180), Nonfiction (87), Memoir (20), Classic (11), Contemporary (8), History (6), Children's (5), Reference (4), Mystery (2), Biography (2) — see all tags

MediaBook (302), Paper Book (289), Audiobook (7), Ebook (1)

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About meI am a lifelong reader who worked for more than 20 years in library administration (however, not as a librarian), which afforded me the opportunity to get my hands on books every single day. Since leaving library employment, I've discovered the joys of book ownership, although I'm determined not to let books overtake my house. They must earn a place on my bookshelves by being something I will read again, by being a classic book, or by being something I know I will pass on to friends or family. All else is eventually donated to the public library for its annual book sale.

I recently retired after 12 years as executive director of a very small (3 person) public access television station to spend more time with my husband, my children and grandchildren, reading, and learning more about photography.

About my libraryMy library is fairly evenly divided between fiction and nonfiction, with a scattering of children's books. I mostly enjoy contemporary and literary fiction, with mysteries thrown into the mix from time to time for relaxation and to clear my head after I've read something intense. I also enjoy historical fiction and nonfiction as well as biographies and memoirs. I recently rediscovered the gothic genre. I enjoy talking about books with my two daughters and daughter-in-law and have influenced, and been influenced by, their tastes. I am enjoying very much helping to introduce my three granddaughters to reading and am very much a "book" grandma, starting with cloth and board books and moving on up. I received a Kindle as a retirement gift and am now dividing my reading between books I know I will want to keep and books that for other reasons I can read on the Kindle. It's a work in progress.

GroupsClub Read 2009, Club Read 2010, Club Read 2011, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsLouisa May Alcott, Margaret Atwood, Bill Bryson, John Irving, L. M. Montgomery (Shared favorites)

Real nameJeanne

LocationErie, PA

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/jbleil (profile)
/catalog/jbleil (library)

Member sinceJan 29, 2009

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