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About meFORMERLY atlargeintheworld

I have a background in Cultural Anthropology and Religious Studies. I've just embraced my calling as a birth groupie by becoming a doula while working towards certification as a childbirth educator and, eventually, midwife. If you know someone in the East Tennessee area who is pregnant, please send them my way!

I also run a wedding business with my mom here on our farm. It's a lot of work but it's so much fun and every day brings a new experience. Come check us out at !

I read everything that crosses my path. I read classics, and children's lit, and popular novels, and textbooks, and crap (which I usually don't know is crap until I start, and then I just can't stop in case there is one redeeming moment). Most books that I really like, I read over and over and over. I hate it when people write in books... that's what book journals are for.

Favorite genres:
dark humor
light fantasy
children's lit
social sciences

About my libraryI used to try to hold onto every book that came my way since I was a kid, but that has changed. Now, I am trying to keep only books that really mean something to me, that I know I will reread, or that I want to have to share with kids. I've been sending lots and lots of books off to new homes and trying to find nice, hardback edition of the books I want to keep. I'm still failing miserably at diminishing the number of unread books I own, but I am getting much better at making realistic decisions about books I'm obviously NEVER going to get around to.

My books have finally gotten an upgrade! I finished my closet library!

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Favorite authorsJean M. Auel, Jane Austen, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Michael Chabon, Jasper Fforde, Ernest Hemingway, John Irving, Gregory Maguire, Gabriel García Márquez, Christopher Moore, Chuck Palahniuk, Elizabeth Peters, Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Brian K. Vaughan, Evelyn Waugh, Bill Willingham (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBook Exchange: Manchaca, BookPeople, Carpe Librum Booksellers, Half Price Books - South Lamar, Hargreaves Books, Hastings Books, Music, & Video, McKay Used Books and CDs, Moe's Books, Parnassus Books, Shakespeare & Co. Books, Southland Books, Union Ave Books, University Book Shop (Otago), University Press Books, Whitcoulls Dunedin

Favorite publishersOtago University Press


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Real nameLeah

LocationMaryville, TN

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Member sinceJun 25, 2008

Currently readingSquire [audio] by Tamora Pierce

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