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About meI'm a Baby Boomer (not ashamed to admit it). Retired after many years working as one of the faceless swarm of "program assistants" keeping Washington DC moving along everyday. Now I'm back in my home state of Texas, with lots of time to read, and play with my books. I've always been a bookworm and enjoy a variety of genres, although in recent years I've been reading mostly mysteries, true crime, and spooky stuff.
About my libraryThe books that I have cataloged here are mostly (with the exception of the "read but unowned" collection) books in our home library - some were acquired by my husband, some by me, some by the two of us together, and some were thrust upon us by friends or family. I have read many of the books, but there are also many I haven't read yet. If I live to be 600 years old, I may be able to get through most of them.
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Favorite authorsEdward Albee, Woody Allen, Margery Allingham, Kingsley Amis, Aristophanes, Louis Auchincloss, Jane Austen, Alan Ayckbourn, Linwood Barclay, M. C. Beaton, Ann Beattie, Robert Benchley, Jorge Luis Borges, Ray Bradbury, Anita Brookner, Truman Capote, Lewis Carroll, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Arthur C. Clarke, Noël Coward, Will Cuppy, Len Deighton, Peter De Vries, Colin Dexter, Emily Dickinson, Joan Didion, John Donne, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lawrence Durrell, Edward Eager, Harlan Ellison, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Janet Flanner, E. M. Forster, John Fowles, John Gardner, Edward Gorey, Caroline Graham, Ann Granger, Graham Greene, Dashiell Hammett, David Handler, Thomas Hardy, Moss Hart, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert A. Heinlein, Joseph Heller, Lillian Hellman, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, Hazel Holt, Shirley Jackson, Henry James, M. R. James, P. D. James, Jonas Karlsson, George S. Kaufman, John Keats, Carolyn Keene, Garrison Keillor, Jean Kerr, Milan Kundera, Doris Lessing, Ira Levin, Elinor Lipman, Penelope Lively, H. P. Lovecraft, Alison Lurie, Ngaio Marsh, W. Somerset Maugham, Daphne du Maurier, Larry McMurtry, James A. Michener, Arthur Miller, Steven Millhauser, A. A. Milne, Jan Morris, John Mortimer, Kate Morton, Iris Murdoch, Vladimir Nabokov, Joyce Carol Oates, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Jean Plaidy, Edgar Allan Poe, Anthony Powell, Douglas Preston, Barbara Pym, Ruth Rendell, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Philip Roth, J. D. Salinger, Dorothy L. Sayers, Rod Serling, Dr. Seuss, William Shakespeare, Robert Silverberg, Clifford D. Simak, Neil Simon, C.P. Snow, Muriel Spark, Rebecca Stead, Rex Stout, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Thirkell, Dylan Thomas, Hunter S. Thompson, James Thurber, Anthony Trollope, Mark Twain, Anne Tyler, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, Irving Wallace, Evelyn Waugh, H. G. Wells, Eudora Welty, Patricia Wentworth, T. H. White, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, Angus Wilson, P. G. Wodehouse, Larry Woiwode, Tom Wolfe, Virginia Woolf, John Wyndham, Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Main Store, Blackwell's Oxford, Book People, Half Price Books - Cedar Park, Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, National Gallery of Art - Concourse Bookstore, Strand Bookstore
Favorite librariesAustin Public Library - Faulk Central Library, Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library (Alexandria Public Library), Folger Shakespeare Library, Lago Vista Community Library, Library of Congress, San Antonio Public Library - San Pedro Library, University of Texas Libraries - Classics Library, University of Texas at Austin
Other favoritesThe Cloisters (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Museum of Modern Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Museum Store - Washington National Cathedral, The Blanton Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Member sinceJan 23, 2008
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