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About meThe photo to the right is from Summer 2005. Four of our cats sat there so lovely-like when I turned around with the camera. Two are young and two are a few years old. Two sets of litter mates, sets not related each other.

I am a wife and mother, of a husband and four children respectively. We homeschool in an eclectic way ... not unschooling or charlotte mason or trivium, but a sort of mix of them for now in the young years. I admire the Charlotte Mason method, and the Bluedorns Trivium methodology, and intend to do more with that when I can get out and "get more books"!

About my libraryMy library is a mish-mosh of everything we own. Through the years we've amassed books various ways and that is not to say we own nearly anything that we wish to. We have many beloved books, but not all we have do we love, nor all we love do we have. I'm gathering what we have from shelves and boxes and loading them to my account here, and I'm becoming quite infatuated with the system and with processing as much as I can, poking around dusty boxes and pulling out old beloved faces and happily plunking out their ISBN numbers, or title names if older friends.
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[Update - September 2013] I was reading more and then for the past many months didn't read anything. Shameful. There are books we have that I can read and I haven't added anything here since 2012, until today.

I finally read a book. Jack Reacher is what makes my clock tick, I fully admit. I ALWAYS read Lee Child's books as soon as I can attain them. So I think what's in order is for a new Reacher book every 6 months ;)

[Update - February 2011] I hadn't been here to Library Thing in a LONNNGGGG time. I thought about it here and there, every so often mostly because of the picture I took of a bookstack for a flickr contest for LibraryThing (I ended up with an honorable mention.) I see that photo on Flickr or on my computer and it makes me think for a moment then forget again.

I got an HTC Evo in September 2010, it can do so much. I was on a website just a week or so ago, and there was a link to someone's blog, and there I saw their recent reads (powered by LibraryThing) and that was it, I went immediately and figured out my login and here I am again. After that epiphany, I thought, wait, I can scan things using my phone ... what if ... so I went to the Android Market on my phone, searched Library Thing and indeed, found an app that does half what I want, scans UPC codes on books to aide in looking them up. Which means, I can easily put a lot of books (especially current ones) into my Library Thing Library. If the book isn't found, right there on my phone I can add the title or something to find the book and add it. I find it so freeing to be able to do that now! (I long had wanted a handheld scanner to add books to LT but I just never got one ...)

I also have a NOOK so I have some ebooks now too. I don't have many, mostly free classics and a few others, I just haven't been able to move away from REAL PAPER very far.

My favorite books to read are Hardbacks with good thick paper. I love ragged edges too.

I HATE trade paperbacks. I like the bigger format softcovers, they are acceptable, whereas trade paperbacks are a pain, and just no fun to read. A larger format better bound softcover, or a hard back, are flawless in how they make me feel reading them. Pleasant, therefore perfect. Trade paperbacks are hard to forget, annoying, difficult even (bound so close to the edge of words ... little white space where it'd count, etc.) Wrestling with books isn't my thing, reading them is.

I'm in need of many more shelves and Library Thing has taken my book passion and revived it so much that I am looking at my old books and excited to dive into their pages again. I don't want them hiding out in the garage any longer.

I love some sci-fi, would like more, just haven't read it yet. I love Cordwainer Smith books and consider that my priority to pass on to others, if you haven't read his stuff, read it!

I love fantasy books. There, I've not delved far into the genre, just getting to things by and by and loving them as I get to them.

I read a ton of books as a child, most all from the library, and am trying to slowly locate many books which I read, in their older forms, for my children to read (yes, and for me to re-read again!)

Our newest love of a particular series is The Inheritance Trilogy, with Eragon being the first book, and the second book released in Aug 2005: Eldest. I've read reviews elsewhere online that trash the books. I'm not in favor of their outlooks. These books are classic fantasy going over one boys life as he grows and changes. So what if the themes are noticeable in other books. That's key to something, it must be something. If it's "popular" then it's not good? Bah. Books borrow from other stories all the time, it's the way of life. Life is the same thing over for every person, with our own little personal unique twists. Christopher Paolini's work in Eragon and Eldest is a young adult writing very well for other young adults, and I myself enjoy it now as I would have then. If there are punctuation, spelling, and grammar goof-ups, I didn't notice. I read fluently through both books, overlooking it if it was there, I surely only noticed a few clunky spots where dialogue could have been more keenly written, but it wasn't pronounced more than that. The story is similar in some ways to many others I could remark about with titles, but that's not needful, as Inheritance Trilogy has it's own unique setting and characters and events. 'Nuf said. For now ;)

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Favorite authorsJane Austen, Lee Child (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Mall Of Georgia, BOOKS For Less - Mall of Georgia, Books-A-Million #149 at Discover Mills Mall, Corner Bookstore & Coffee Café

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Member sinceSep 11, 2005

Currently readingHell's Corner by David Baldacci
Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries, No. 1) by P.D. James
The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition by Stephen King

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