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CollectionsYour library (720), Currently reading (4), Read but unowned (83), Owned but unread (38), Donated (13), Officially unfinished (10), On hiatus (15), Wishlist (59), All collections (778)

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Tagsfiction (474), ebook (401), nonfiction (245), memoir (122), humor (104), history (99), civil rights (72), library (59), mystery (58), war (49) — see all tags

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About meThe profile photo is Willow in repose. We recently lost our precious 3-legged Gracie to old age. So we now have 4 cats, each with the proper number of legs. Note: my husband and I have 2 legs each.

Update: We suddenly again have 5 cats! Now with 20 legs total.

I am a scientist looking to enrich her life through reading new and interesting books. When I was little, I wanted to be either an astronaut or a librarian -- can't remember which came first. Fear of flying (among other things) kept me from being an astronaut. LibraryThing is wonderful for the mildly compulsive, cataloging aspect of my nature. I joined LibraryThing when I purchased a Kindle. I wanted a way to view my library as a single unit, not hard copy vs. electronic. I also like seeing the covers. I purchase almost 100% electronic now as a defense against my "significant other" who is rapidly filling all the horizontal spaces and closets with hardcopy books. Between the 5 cats and I don't know how many books, there is barely room for the 2 of us in a 4-bedroom house!

About my libraryMy library contains books I own (both read and unread) as well as books I do not own but am sure I have read. The physically unowned books are in My Library, on the theory that if they have passed over my eyes and into my head, I "own" them on some level. This makes me feel good - that I have ownership of the ideas, even if I do not have a physical copy. I have not listed my professional books. There are also many books I have not entered, even though I have read them, because I don't remember them very well. My Wishlist is the only collection not included in My Library. I would use Wishlist more if I could exclude it from Collections, but "so it goes," to quote one of my favorite authors.

P.S. Please feel free to let me know if I have misspelled an author or title, or in some way incorrectly combined or separated my books on the main work pages. Thanks.

GroupsAmazon's Kindle, Atwoodians, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, Cats, books, life is good., Club Read 2011, Club Read 2012, Girlybooks, Jewish Bibliophiles, Kindley Book Club, Knitters Inc.show all groups

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, James Baldwin, Pearl S. Buck, N. A. Granger, Barbara Kingsolver, Chaim Potok, Kurt Vonnegut, Elie Wiesel (Shared favorites)

Favorite listsSlipstream Literature, Top Slipstream or Interstitial Fiction

LocationSomewhere in the western hemisphere

Account typepublic

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Member sinceMar 17, 2008

Currently readingKarl Marx by Francis Wheen
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The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir

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