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About meThe older I get, the more I try to hide from the extroverts.

One of my biggest pleasures in life is opening a new book.

I live in the sticks on 8 acres with my husband, our 12 1/2-year old kitty Inara Starbuck and new kitties Zoe Rose, 16 months old, and Washburne Ryder, 4 months old. Oh, and let's not forget Freddie Mercury the Betta Fish. *smile*

Our 26-year old daughter lives in Wilmington NC. She is now enrolled in college working towards a 2-year degree in business administration. We're very proud of her for going back to school on her terms and with such a practical goal in mind.

I retired on January 29, 2016. I'm not bored yet and don't plan on being any time soon. Too many books, too many fun things to do.

And, finally, it's not a day if I haven't had a chance to read. I am always looking for new authors and areas of interest.

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About my libraryExcept for 16 books that I keep in LT to keep the Early Reviewer Gods happy but don't physically own, every book in my library is somewhere on a shelf in my house. I only use this LT account for my cataloged library.

So. What I own is eclectic. Shabby, brand new. Big, little. Straight, gay. Kid books, grown up books. Fiction, nonfiction, reference, old family Bibles, self-published books of poetry by friends of the family, and my grandmother's records book.

My collection is a combination of what I love to read and books I've inherited from family members. Some books I look at and say "Where did YOU come from?" Maybe they just migrate in.

I'm fortunate to have a husband who knows how important books are to me. The Library is 2 walls of floor to ceiling books. There are shelves upstairs in the parlour, shelves in the sunroom, shelves in daughter's former rec room/currently Karen's Retreat. And I just co-opted one bookshelf in my husband's moribund Media Room. Being surrounded by books is very important to me. In addition to being a bibliophile, I am a bibliomaniac.

Groups100 books in 2014 challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 2016 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), 2017 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES), 2018 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES), 2019 Category Challenge, 2019 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES), 2020 ROOT CHALLENGE, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012show all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Rita Mae Brown, Bill Bryson, Agatha Christie, Michael Connelly, E. E. Cummings, Joseph J. Ellis, Sue Grafton, Georgette Heyer, Michael Malone, J. K. Rowling, J. D. Salinger, Dorothy L. Sayers, Kurt Vonnegut, Simon Winchester (Shared favorites)

Favorite listsBook Riot's 100 must-read works of Jewish Fiction, Cheesy pleasures and odd lots!

MembershipER. LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

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Real nameKaren

LocationPittsboro North Carolina

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