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Reviews187 reviews

Tagsfiction (1,524), children's book (1,064), Charlie (974), nonfiction (671), office (412), literature (385), Greek (140), Latin (129), poetry (89), CYOA (81) — see all tags

MediaNot set (31), Book (2,502), Paper Book (2,289), Audiobook (25), Ebook (26), Sound Recording (1), CD sound recording (1), Other (2), Unknown (1)

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About meI'm a one time Classics Professor turned Stay-at-Home Mom/Lady of Leisure. I have a great love for books, naturally, and also lists. Lists of books are right up there for me (I have more than a few books that are lists of books, and I have a feeling that I'm not alone in this here). I have to admit that I'm a bit shy about becoming 'public.' I'm nervous about others looking at my books - is that weird? Anyway, I also love sewing and knitting, watching bad B-horror films, and I quite enjoy teaching as well. However, I'm not fond of talking about myself, so I'll just end this here.

What I'm reading now:

-Uncle Silas (books by year - 1864)
-A Girl Named Disaster (Newbery Honor Book)
-The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas (family bedtime read-aloud)
-Do You Dream of Terra-Two? (audiobook)
-The Duke and I (romance genre list)
-Three Men in a Boat (books I'm reading with my friend, Rob)
-Driftless (challenge read)

Books On Deck:

-(an unread book from my shelves)
-(a book from my Read Soon! shelves)
-The Experience of Insight (Buddhist reading list)
-(cozy mysteries)
-Henry VI Part 1 (Shakespeare re-read)
-Rabbit Run (Banned Books)
-Lud-in-the-Mist (Green Dragon 1001 Fantasy list)
-Wheels within Wheels (Prometheus Award)
-More Fool Me (Fry bibliography)

In addition to these, I have some classics-related texts that I'm working through (quite slowly):
-Asinaria by Plautus (reading in Latin)
-Iliad by Homer (reading in Greek)
-Latin Literature by Gian Biagio Conte
-The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Volume 1 Part 1

About my libraryThis catalog includes both my books and my husband's, which explains the science/humanities mix. As much as I'd like to claim polymath status, those physics books nearly got tagged under 'magic', since that's my general assessment of their contents (For example, here's an actual snippet of conversation between my husband and me: "How do you think magnets work?" My answer: "Magic?").

Groups2018 Category Challenge, 2019 Category Challenge, 2020 Category Challenge, 2021 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2008, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013show all groups

Favorite authorsWilliam W. Batstone, Michael Chabon, David Eddings, Stephen Fry, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Christopher Moore, Hunter S. Thompson, Simon Winchester (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresFrugal Muse, River Lights 2nd Edition

Favorite librariesColumbus Metropolitan Library - New Albany Branch, Mary E. Babcock Library, Platteville Public Library, Schreiner Memorial Library


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Real nameAmber Scaife

LocationColumbus, OH

Account typepublic

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Member sinceMay 29, 2007

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