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About meI've always loved books and wished I could read faster. As a kid it was science fiction/fantasy before school helped me appreciate respectable literary classics. But as an adult I wanted to understand my world, turning me to non-fiction. I now wonder whether fiction can actually teach me more, but there's still so much nonfiction I'm drawn to.

I particularly like Mormon history, which is a field that has been really flowering in recent years. It holds a deep and complex place in my heart, in my mind, in my family, and in my community. I wish I enjoyed reading books more related to my career.

About my libraryMy home library is all filled up now, forcing me to resist thrift stores and subdue my Christmas lists. Most of my titles are related to Mormon history in some way, with a preference for scholarly work in Mormon Studies. And you'd be surprised how much of that is available online, no shelf space required.

GroupsAmerican History, Books and Mormons, BYU Bibliophiles, Combiners!, Common Knowledge, WikiThing, HelpThing, Purely Programmers, Religion Studies, Shelfarians on LibraryThing, Utah Thing

Favorite authorsThomas G. Alexander, Leonard J. Arrington, Philip L. Barlow, Lowell L. Bennion, Matthew Bowman, Carlfred Broderick, Bill Bryson, Richard L. Bushman, Orson Scott Card, Roald Dahl, Eugene England, Kathleen Flake, Terryl L. Givens, Edward L. Kimball, Robert Kirby, Patrick Q. Mason, Benjamin E. Park, Carol Lynn Pearson, Steven L. Peck, Gregory A. Prince, Dr. Seuss, Jan Shipps, Samuel W. Taylor, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ronald W. Walker (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBenchmark Books, Pioneer Book

Favorite librariesChurch History Library, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo City Library, Salt Lake City Public Library - Main Library

Favorite listsBest in Mormon History, Books Set in Utah

LocationSaratoga Springs, Utah

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Member sinceJan 27, 2016

Currently readingChurch History in the Fulness of Times by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Couples: How to Confront Problems and Maintain Loving Relationships by Carlfred Broderick
Planted: Belief and Belonging in an Age of Doubt by Patrick Q. Mason
The Prophetic Book of Mormon by Hugh Nibley
The More Than Complete Hitchhikers Guide by Douglas Adams
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