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About meI'm a public librarian specializing in youth services. I love to read, and I'm trying not to feel so guilty about it. Short of therapy, there's the Reader's Bill of Rights.

Books compete with movies and TV for my free time. I also enjoy bicycling, hiking, dancing, dog wrangling, and table tennis.

About my libraryI love my public library and try to avoid impulsive and wanton book buying. The books I acquired while studying linguistics and Italian at university make up the bulk of my home library.

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worked on - books I've been lucky enough to contribute to, usually in a proofreading capacity
inscribed - books I own that were presented to me with an inscription by the giver, or used books I purchased that had been inscribed in some past life
chewed - books that sustained damage during the trying early days of coexistence with my dog Maddy and that I haven't yet had the heart to discard

Groups566Spring2013, Books in Books, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, Italians - Italiani, Librarians who LibraryThing, Oregonians, Powell's City of Books

Favorite authorsM. T. Anderson, Italo Calvino, Daphne du Maurier, Flannery O'Connor, Hunter S. Thompson, Kurt Vonnegut, Colson Whitehead (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresGrass Roots Books and Music, Powell's City of Books (Portland)

Favorite librariesCorvallis-Benton County Public Library

MembershipER. LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

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Real nameKatie

LocationIndianapolis, Indiana

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMar 5, 2007

Currently readingEssentials of Young Adult Literature (2nd Edition) by Carl M. Tomlinson

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