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CollectionsYour library (1,824), Your elibrary (9), on order (4), Wishlist (69), Loaned to friend (2), Recordings: Music (1), given away, lost, etc. (9), Currently reading (18), To read (147), Reading intermittently (19), Languishing unfinished (30), Read but unowned (21), My lost baby books (6), Favorites (3), John's childrens books (10), All collections (1,920)

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About meRetired. Librarian. Canadian. Spinster. Senior citizen.

About my library13.8.2021 Your library has reached 1600 titles.
I enter every book that I acquire into LibraryThing. The longer I have been retired the more I enjoy the cataloguing features of LT. From time to time I have a go at adding the books I collected before I joined. I don't know how to describe objectively my collecting/reading interests.
But this is what I wrote when I first joined LT:

My personal library is never going to be catalogued! I spent 34 years in library cataloguing and don't want to bring that "burden" into my personal collection. But I'll probably be tempted to use it for drawing attention to my "finds" from my recreational reading of Canadian or French books.

The library I used to work for is: Big. Academic, post-secondary. Part of the central library system within a larger decentralized campus libraries setup. The group of librarians I work with are using LibraryThing for our small in-house professional reading collection.

The librarian volunteer at our parish church library was thinking of converting cataloguing to LibraryThing. So I needed to become more familiar with it.

Groups2016 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), Book Care and Repair, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Bookspotting, Church Libraries, Librarians who LibraryThing, TinyCat, Unique Library Thing Book Group, Written in Stone - The Literary Cemetery

Favorite authorsAnne Hébert, Anne Huré, Rose Macaulay, Monarchist League of Canada, Barbara Pym (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBata Shoe Museum. Museum Shop, Crux Books, De Rijksshop (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam), Librairie Générale Français, McGill University Bookstore, Monk's Cell Book & Gift Shop at Holy Cross Monastery, Queen Books, The Cookbook Store

Favorite librariesLiterary and Historical Society of Quebec Library, McGill University - Macdonald Campus Library, Reigate library, University of Toronto - Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto - Robarts Library

Other favoritesCoach House Books, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Coach House Books


Real nameFelicity Pickup

LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada

Account typepublic

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Member sinceApr 19, 2007

Currently readingChristianity: The First Three Thousand Years by Diarmaid MacCulloch
Richard Hooker: His Life, Work, and Legacy - Essays in Honour of W. David Neelands by Daniel F Graves
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The Great War and medieval memory : war, remembrance and medievalism in Britain and Germany, 1914-1940 by Stefan Goebel
Fashion victims : the dangers of dress past and present by Alison Matthews David
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