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CollectionsYour library (735), Wishlist (38), To read (271), Read (98), Read but unowned (196), Borrowed (289), eBook (67), AudioBook (3), From Jen's Library (16), Never Finished (6), Favorites (2), All collections (1,060)

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Tags* (455), Young Adult (319), Fiction (296), Fantasy (164), Australian Author (143), ~ (104), Non-Fiction (94), Dystopia (93), Historical Fiction (86), to-read (71) — see all tags

MediaNot set (5), Book (1,055), Paper Book (954), Audiobook (4), Ebook (55)

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About meI am 30 and live in Sydney, Australia. I currently work in Admin, but have just finished a Diploma of Library & Information Services at TAFE, so I am a qualified Library Technician. I am about to head overseas for 6 weeks, and once I get back will start looking for a job in a library. I love reading and buying books - can't help myself.

About my libraryNearly all of my books are new (I don't know why, but can't seem to "do" second-hand books). Will buy a book if it looks interesting. Have a lot of Fantasy, Chic-lit, and Popular books. Am trying to collect all those books I have read in the past and loved.

Books about Books
As part of my Diploma of Library and Information Services course, one of the subjects was "Promote Client Access to Literature." Our major assignment was to create a promotional annotated bibliography on an aspect of literature for a target client group in the form of a website. My aspect was "Books about Books", based around 3 aspects of this topic:
* Bibliomemoirs - memoirs of books and reading;
* Lost in a good book - literally or metaphorically; and
* The destruction and rescue of books.

Here is my final list (unfortunately the website is not live, but I hope to put it up at some stage):


1. Everything I needed to know about being a girl I learned from Judy Blume by Jennifer O'Connell(ed.)
2. Ex libris : confessions of a common reader by Anne Fadiman.
3. My reading life : adventures in the world of books by Bob Carr.
4. Outside of a dog : a bibliomemoir by Rick Gekoski.
5. Reading by moonlight : how books saved a life by Brenda Walker.
6. A reading diary : a year of favourite books by Alberto Manguel.

Lost in a Good Book

7. Book lover : a novel by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack.
8. The book of lies by James Moloney.
9. The book of lost things by John Connolly.
10. TheEyre affair by Jasper Fforde.
11. Firmin : adventures of a metropolitan lowlife by Sam Savage.
12. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.
13. The neverending story by Michael Ende.
14. The uncommon reader by Alan Bennett.

Destroying and Rescuing Books

15. Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress by Dai Sijie.
16. The book thief by Markus Zusak.
17. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
18. People of the book by Geraldine Brooks.
19. The shadow of the wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
20. Shelf Monkey by Corey Redekop.

I know there are heaps more books I could have included, but we were limited to 20!

Groups50 Book Challenge, Australian LibraryThingers, Librarians who LibraryThing, Name that Book, Vampire Fiction

Favorite authorsBryce Courtenay, Diana Gabaldon, Philippa Gregory, Robin Hobb, Robert Jordan, Tobsha Learner, Alberto Manguel, Robin Maxwell, Stephenie Meyer, Maria V. Snyder (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBasement Books, Berkelouw Books (Leichhardt), Borders - Sydney - Skygarden, Galaxy Bookshop, Shearer's Bookshop

Favorite librariesAshfield Central Library (Ashfield Library), Campsie Library (Canterbury City Library), Leichhardt Library (Leichhardt Library Service)


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Real nameAnne

LocationSydney, Australia

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMar 25, 2007

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