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CollectionsYour library (672), Wishlist (1), Currently reading (1), All collections (672)

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Tagsown (608), paperback (456), read (242), hardcover (154), partially read (139), fiction (106), unread (99), 1 reading (83), Religious Studies (81), reference (72) — see all tags

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About meI like languages and theatre and religious studies and art and music and travel... I like good food and wine, dancing and singing, learning, growing, and exploring... I like reading (obviously) and writing... baking... coining words... using excessive ellipses... and running amok with decoupage glue. Other things I like include lilies, frosted mugs, sepia tones, office supplies, and shiny things. When I grow up, I want to be Amélie.

Some day I want to build a small castle in the mountains of central Pennsylvania - complete with secret passageways, a wine cellar, and a library with a brass spiral staircase and thousands of leather-bound first editions.
::sigh:: Wouldn't it be nice to be wealthy?

About my libraryMy original intention for this account was that it should be a collection only of books that I had actually read (and so it was for the first 11 months of its existence), but after having to pack my treasures into boxes for a cross-country move and put many of them into storage, I found that there was a more pressing need just to have them all catalogued somewhere!

So... in this account you'll find all of the books that I had with me in my last apartment, and many books that I have read but do not own - these are labeled "borrowed." I have a good dozen boxes of books in storage in Pennsylvania (most of them young adult, reference, or ones that I had read prior to my last move & assumed I'd not read again for a while) that will just have to wait 'til a later a date to be catalogued. (I miss them. ::sniff::)

The (fairly loose) rubric I use for the star-rating system:*
.5 - I hated this book! What a waste of time!
1 - I really didn't like it.
1.5 - Wasn't terribly impressed; didn't care for it.
2 - ::shrug:: I feel kind of indifferent toward this book. / It's not really my thing.
2.5 - I didn't particularly care for it, but I may just have been in the wrong mood for this book.
3 - Well, it's worth a read, but there are a lot of books I'd recommend first!
3.5 - It was a pleasurable reading experience, but I probably won't read it again for quite a while!
4 - I liked it! I'll probably read it again some day!
4.5 - I really enjoyed this book, but it doesn't *quite* make favorite status!
5 - I loved this book! Read it, read it!!

*I use this rubric for non-reference books only. Reference books are given ratings based on nothing more than how cranky/sleepy I am when I'm using them, and how quickly I find what I am looking for. ;o)

Groups18th-19th Century Britain, All the World's a Stage, Arthurian Legends, Banned Books, Biblical History, Happy Heathens, Irish & Celtic Studies, Language, Medieval Europe, Medieval manuscriptsshow all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Truman Capote, Robin McKinley, Christopher Moore, Ayn Rand, Tom Robbins, J. K. Rowling, William Shakespeare, J. R. R. Tolkien, Oscar Wilde (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresRavenswood Used Books, The Book Cellar

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Real name...ought to end with "Golightly".

LocationChicago, Illinois!

Account typepublic

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Member sinceMay 10, 2006

Currently readingThe Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World by Judika Illes

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