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CollectionsYour library (2,581), Fiction (1,335), Romance (736), Nonfiction (1,213), Read but unowned (876), Ebooks held (1,021), Tangible books held (722), To read (666), Currently reading (1), All collections (2,582)

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About meSpinster in my forties; when not reading, I love to hand sew and craft (quilting, cross stitch, crochet), explore art museums, and before the quarantimes I was slowly learning to enjoy domestic travel (haven't made it international yet, although I'm not sure if that will ever happen again).

About my libraryAt the beginning of 2020, one intention I had was to write a few sentences here for every book I read this year; hence the increase in reviewing which I've continued since. Little did I know that it would be the only intention I was able to maintain in that crapfest of a year. The “reviews” are really for myself, although I will add things that may be beneficial to others as well, such as some trigger warnings (& people who say they’re not needed can GFY).

I've been deliberately keeping track of each book I've read since 2004 (in an elaborate and anal-retentive system which was streamlined thanks to LT), but there are many others not here that have been lost from my memory. I’ve been adding some as I remember and have been relegating them to decades read rather than specific years. There are quite a number of "library book" tags since I check out so many (hooray for public libraries!), and any audiobook I listen to (I'm learning to really enjoy them) has been checked out from the library as well.

How I star books for myself:
5 stars = Adored it (squee!!!), will reread, likely will buy it if I don’t own it already.
4.5 stars = Loved it, will likely reread, might buy it, missing the internal squee.
4 stars = Enjoyed it, will definitely recommend, but might only buy if I need to complete a collection/series.
3.5 stars = Feel bad about giving it 3 stars but doesn’t deserve 4.
3 stars = A general meh for me, but at least I actually finished the book rather than giving up.
Anything below 3 = Me just playing around with my loathing.

GroupsBarbara Pym, Girlybooks, Virago Modern Classics

Favorite authorsKate Atkinson, Mary Balogh, Kelly Bowen, Tessa Dare, Anne Gracie, Georgette Heyer, Talia Hibbert, Haven Kimmel, Lisa Kleypas, Sarah MacLean, Philip Pullman, Barbara Pym, Julia Quinn, Scarlett Thomas (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresHarvard Book Store, Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe, Schuler Books & Music - Okemos

Favorite librariesArlington Heights Memorial Library, Fairport Public Library, Rancho Mirage Public Library, Rochester Hills Public Library, Troy Public Library

MembershipER. LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real nameAmanda

LocationHenderson, NV

Account typepublic

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Member sinceMar 6, 2008

Currently readingThe Checklist Book: Set Realistic Goals, Celebrate Tiny Wins, Reduce Stress and Overwhelm, and Feel Calmer Every Day by Alexandra Franzen

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