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...ought to end with "Golightly".
About My Library
My 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)
About Me
I 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?
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