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May 11, 2007
About My Library
I started this profile to keep track of what I own, but have decided to also use it as my primary tool for recording what I read. I do not read ARCs.

Most of the Physical Science, Engineering and Business/Management books are my husband's. Most of the Literary/SF/Fantasy/History/Other are mine. Most of the older (pre-1950s) books belonged to my husband's grandmother, Jeanette, and are tagged Jeanette's Collection. I've also cataloged our daughters' books in an effort to decide what to keep and what to cull as they get older.

Housekeeping Notes
Have rated books that I can remember reading. I don't post reviews (too many others do that and far better than I can) but I do make comments in the comments field -- mostly first impressions and notations to my future self (which can be spoilerish, so watch out). I enter these piecemeal, as my time is never my own and often interrupted, and I'm a deliberative thinker who needs time to digest what I read.

Century tags: Period covered in the book (not author's lifetime).

Children's books are those I think appropriate for toddlers through 1st or 2nd grade, and which are not chapter books (for the most part).

Juveniles are chapter books and those I think appropriate for roughly age 7/8+.

eReader Devices: Kindle, iPhone and iPad-mini.

Read but unowned includes books in all formats (incl audio) borrowed from a library or subscription service such as Scribd.

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Ratings
★★★★★ Excellent / Sui Generis / Remains on my long-term favorites list for its category
★★★★ 1/2 Very Good / Possibly a contender for 5 stars after further reflection
★★★★ Good / Satisfies/ Resonates / or, rounded up to four because in spite of some issues, still does something quite nice
★★★ 1/2 Good, but with minor quibbles; or, not quite considered a four due to my own idiosyncratic reading tastes
★★★ Solid for its category; does what I expect, but doesn't stand out from the crowd; mixed/uneven -- liked some things, not others; or, rounded down to three because not quite up to my expectations for the author or category
★★ 1/2 Didn't do much for me, but I recognize it has qualities I am not appreciating
★★ Meh… too problematic
★ 1/2 Makes me groan, possibly a wall-banger
Fundamentally flawed or unforgivably formulaic; a waste of time

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About Me
Average citizen here, married with children, work full-time, try to fit in reading whenever I can. I'm a slowish reader, much more likely to sip my books than swallow them whole. No matter how rabid I think I am, my rabidity doesn't even come close to what is consumed by so many others. I like to stop and smell the roses, too. I've also discovered I'm not much of a social reader. I like discussing books with other people, but I'm easily lost in the crowd and group reads often leave me feeling dissatisfied.

Favorite Categories
I read a little in most major fiction categories, but literary, classics, historical, fantasy, science fiction and some romance are primarily what I gravitate toward. For non-fiction, I enjoy history, bios of historical figures, travel literature, and the occasional natural history or popular science selection. Topics of special interest to me are mythology, folklore, archaeology, and anthropology, though I really haven’t scratched more than the bare surface in most of those categories. I bear no specialized knowledge of any particular subject. My guilty pleasures are adventure novels, and one of my first loves was the Gothic.

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The Beautiful South (Georgia USA)
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