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Tagsreligion (306), antiquarian (286), Penguin (253), NYRB (205), children's (186), medieval (167), Poe (109), British (108), Gothic (107), American (100) — see all tags


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About meI studied archaeology in college. I love cemeteries and am a lapsed member of the Association for Gravestone Studies.

About my libraryI have a thing for darkly atmospheric books. Poe was my first love, and I followed the Gothic path to authors like the Brontes, Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker. I love 18th and 19th-century British lit as well as writings from Colonial America. A book's page texture and font are important to my initial enjoyment of a book (though of course the story is paramount), which is why I have so many Penguin books. I've recently begun reading French decadent literature (Huysmans is a must-read!). I find books on psychology, medicine, the occult and mild-altering substances fascinating. Archaeology has a respectable showing in my library, most especially books pertaining to American historical archaeology.

GroupsAntiquarian Books, Archaeologists, Cemeteries & Gravestones, Edgar A. Poe, The Brontës, The Chapel of the Abyss, TinyCat

Favorite authorsAnne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe (Shared favorites)


Real nameLori Baluta

LocationTakoma Park, MD

Account typepublic

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Member sinceJul 11, 2006

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