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- May 1, 2007
- Real Name
- Nicki Leone
- About My Library
- It has a life of it's own. I'm sorry to say that everything in the "your library collection" is also in the house. I had to move once because the weight of the books cause the floor of my house to drop about four inches below the adjoining walls.
The collections in my catalog:
Your library: my actual library of my actual books. All present and accounted for and taking up a ridiculous amount of space.
Arcs: Galleys, advanced review copies, bound manuscripts, and otherwise not-quite-finished.
Audio Books on tape, CD, iTunes--and because The Arkangel Shakespeare deserved it's own special place.
Wishlist: Abandoned all attempts at keeping one. I do have a running list of books and authors I keep offsite to keep track of books I've heard about that might interest me, or lists of books by writers I'm interested in -- I'm a "completest" about writers that catch my attention, want to read the good and the bad and the indifferent. But the wishlist is climbing towards the 10K figure and would totally swamp my REAL library, so it stays off site.
Little Library: I recently joined the Little Library movement when I put a lending library at the end of my driveway, across from the community boat dock. So these are books I've put there to be taken, (they are not always returned.)
Here's a video tour of the library, where it is distressingly obvious how little housekeeping I do.
Library Tour from Nicki Leone on Vimeo.
- About Me
- I've been a bookseller for over twenty years and I'm really good for nothing else.
- Wilmington, North Carolina
- Also On
- Favorite Authors
- Peter Ackroyd, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, John Banville, Pat Barker, Doris Betts, William Blake, Roberto Bolaño, Emily Brontë, Albert Camus, John le Carré, Willa Cather, Anton Chekhov, Susanna Clarke, Mary Daly, Samuel R. Delany, Emily Dickinson, Philip K. Dick, Annie Dillard, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Dorothy Dunnett, Gerald Durrell, Lawrence Durrell, Umberto Eco, Nawal El Saadawi, Carolyn Forché, Shirley Hazzard, Homer, Zora Neale Hurston, Tove Jansson, Sébastien Japrisot, Rudyard Kipling, Naguib Mahfouz, Andreï Makine, W. Somerset Maugham, John McPhee, Joseph Mitchell, Vladimir Nabokov, Adrienne Rich, Simon Schama, Olive Schreiner, Freya Stark, Wallace Stevens, John Thorne, J. R. R. Tolkien, Barry Unsworth, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Rebecca West, Alec Wilkinson, Jeanette Winterson, Virginia Woolf, William Butler Yeats
- Favorite Lists
- 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (That Are Older Than 200 Years), Adventure Travel & Exploration In Africa, Adventure Travel & Exploration In Asia, Adventure Travel & Exploration In Australia & Oceania, Adventure Travel & Exploration In Europe, Adventure Travel & Exploration In North America, Adventure Travel & Exploration In South America, Adventure Travel & Exploration In The Polar Regions, Afghanistan, Best African Books, Best Dystopias, Books Set in Louisiana, Caucasus, Central Asia, Counterculture History, Garden-essays and books on gardening, Intercontinental Adventure Travel & Exploration, Is the book too misogynist to read/recommend?, Italian Literature, Labor History, Lesser known books of well known authors, Magic Realism, Mongolia, Nature Writing, Recommended Nature Writing, Russian Literature, water on the brain: maritime fiction
- Local Favorites
Bookstores: A Cappella Books, Bookshop by the Lakes, Bound To Be Read, Carlos Museum Bookshop, Charis Books and More, Country Bookshop Inc., Dee Gee's Gifts & Books, Eagle Eye Book Shop, Fiction Addiction, Flyleaf Books, Little Shop of Stories, Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe, Old Books on Front Street, Page & Palette, Park Road Books, Pomegranate Books, Quail Ridge Books, Quarter Moon Books, The Fountain Bookstore, Inc., The Regulator Bookshop
Libraries: Fulton Public Library System-Ponce De Leon Branch, New Hanover County Public Libraries - Main Library, New Hanover County Public Library - Northeast Branch, Pender County Public Library - Hampstead Branch, Pender County Public Library-Central Library, Randall Library, UNC Wilmington
- 50Watts, anjeliki, AsYouKnow_Bob, authorknows, Barnhills, batpoet, bermudaonion, blh518, breezygrl44, brentatozzer, caleath, CameronConaway, capenguin, cgarstang, cindydavid4, clamairy, ClaudiaMoscovici, CorinneT, DaBunny, DubiousDisciple, duga34, EdwardC, FiveBooks, gayla.bassham, GigiA, Gypsy_Boy, HarvReviewer, hasprintwillread, HatarakiMan, HenriMoreaux, huggingthecoast, JaynePupek, jburlinson, Jesse_wiedinmyer, JimVeatch, JKSCommunications, JulieCarter, Kaethe, karenwall, KayeBarley, koalakt, laytonwoman3rd, lisapeet, lisaunger, LolaWalser, LucyLibraryLuggage, LuRits, LyddieO, markgraham67, missysbooknook, mkunruh, Nancy_Sirvent, nathanielcampbell, nikossf, passionmuse, PatriciaSnodgrass, Peycho_Kanev, pitjrw, poemsforkeeps, rabornj, SeanLong, sgardner, Smethers, SPRankin, StormRaven, susanwhit, suzanneadair, TaliaShapiro, terrybanker, theoldman, ThePalmettoQueen, timspalding, unbridledbooks, Val_Nieman, veryan, whitreidtan, WinocaBooks
- Interesting Library
- aliform, ALinNY458, almigwin, alpin, anjeliki, Autodafe, bibliopolitan, binadaat, bleuroses, bongo_x, bookjones, CelesteM, chuck_ralston, cinnamonshops, cnrenner, Crypto-Willobie, Daffobint, dawnlovesbooks, dezert, diwan, elahrairah, elenasimona, elenchus, ellesappelle, Garp83, GeneRuyle, GigiA, Gmmmm, Gypsy_Boy, Hagelstein, HarvReviewer, JaneAustenNut, JaynePupek, JBD1, John, KayeBarley, laytonwoman3rd, LolaWalser, malinablue, marietherese, MatthiasCorvinus, moibibliomaniac, MyopicBookworm, NativeRoses, NicholasOakley, nyrbclassics, ostrom, overlycriticalelisa, PandorasRequiem, paradoxosalpha, PatrickFeeble, PatrickMurtha, PaulCranswick, pilston, Pummzie, Quixada, Randy_Hierodule, SamuelJohnsonLibrary, Sloop, TerryWeyna, trandism, Tullius22, unbridledbooks, WMGOATGRUFF, zerkalo.