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CollectionsYour library (2,024), Money and Poetry Book Project (7), All collections (2,024)

Reviews79 reviews

TagsLiberty Fund (233), fiction (205), early modern (195), poetry (143), mystery (138), sci-fi/fantasy (128), humor (123), 19th century (118), history (108), literature (96) — see all tags

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About meAcademic. Writer. Reader. Knitter. Gardener. Cook. Mom. Wife. Liberty Fund Fellow.

About my library
--Symmetrical book stacking, just like the Philadelphia Mass Turbulence of 1947.
--You're right. No human being would stack books like this!
(Ghostbusters)

GroupsFree State Project (FSP) Readers, Poetry Fool, Romance - from historical to contemporary, The Globe

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URLs http://www.librarything.com/profile/sskwire (profile)
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Member sinceJun 18, 2008

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Hi, Sarah!

If I'm not mistaken, Alexei met you at a conference this weekend? It looks like we have some tastes in common!

Alexei mentioned that you're interested in depictions of business in period fiction, so I thought I would list a few relatively obscure books with business/econ themes in case any of them are new to you. Based on your library, I think you'd find most of these enjoyable, and they're mostly available on Project Gutenberg as well:

Frances Hodgson Burnett, "That Lass O' Lowrie's" and "Haworth's"

Booth Tarkington, "The Turmoil" and "Rumbin Galleries"

Holman Day, "King Spruce"

Clarence Kelland, "Scattergood Baines"

Kathleen Norris, "The Treasure"

Paul Leicester Ford, "The Honorable Peter Stirling"

Charles Reade, "Hard Cash" and "Put Yourself in His Place" (I just rated "Put Yourself in His Place," and my library listing includes an excerpt of his description of a trade union dispute)

E. P. Roe, "What Can She Do?" and "Barriers Burned Away"

I would also particularly recommend Nevil Shute's "Ruined City" -- in addition, of course, to "A Town Like Alice") -- and you might also enjoy Russell Kirk's collection of ghost stories, "Ancestral Shadows." Finally, although Trollope is not exactly obscure, I wanted to mention his longish short story or short novella, "Why Frau Frohmann Raised Her Prices," just in case you've missed it in his voluminous oeuvre.

Best wishes,

Arianne
Hi friend, send me some poems
I visited your page because we both received "Falling Cloudberries" as Early Reviewers.
You need to convince the powers to put "The American Nation", and other "coming soons" on the LT Early Reviewer Programs.
Hi, I just joined this site. I noticed that you're a poetry fan. Have you read Unexpected Light? Here's a link: http://www.cechaffin.com
I would love to get involved in Liberty Fund conferences or any other Liberty Fund activities. IMHO it is the best foundation in existence.
"Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they have become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny."

-Mahatma Gandhi
It is nice to meet up with you here, Sarah.
I shall have to log and read my comments more frequently.

Sean

Well, lucky you. Yes, I'm aware of the online library but I don't particularly like to read books online. I use online books mostly as reference to determine whether I would like to actually purchase the book.
I am envious -- you have the full collection of books from Liberty Fund! That has been one of my favorite publishers for over (let's say many) year, and I have been buying its books gradually. When do you find time to read?
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