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About meLife prevents me from reading nearly as much as I'd like - my 'To Read' collection is scary (and exciting!). I've read Ulysses cover-to-cover and readily admit I understood about 5 words. According to Arukiyomi, I've read 11.5% of the 1001 books you must read before you die (2012 edition).
When I'm not reading, look for me in my garden or at the local thrift shops.

About my libraryShelves by IKEA, but not enough of them. Am ambitiously planning to convert an unused closet into a bookcase.
Books are currently catalogued by the fabulous ROYGBIV method.

Historical Fiction is my mainstay. Particular weakness for CanLit, gothic, Victorian and historical thrillers.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, Board for Extreme Thing Advances, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, BookMooching, Booksellers, Canadian Bookworms, Canadian Fiction/Non-Fiction Reading Challenge, Canadian Literature, Gardening, Historical Fictionshow all groups

Favorite authorsJoan Aiken, Isabel Allende, Ivo Andrić, Kate Atkinson, Jane Austen, Louis De Bernières, Enid Blyton, Charlotte Brontë, Geraldine Brooks, Margaret Wise Brown, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Angela Carter, Willa Cather, Michael Cox, Roald Dahl, Tina Fey, Timothy Findley, Anne Giardini, Jessica Grant, Kate Grenville, Joanne Harris, Khaled Hosseini, Helen Humphreys, Wayne Johnston, Sue Monk Kidd, Barbara Kingsolver, Nicole Krauss, Jen Lancaster, Erik Larson, Jenny Lawson, Marina Lewycka, Steve Martin, Stuart McLean, Rohinton Mistry, Kate Morton, Lilian Nattel, Laurie Notaro, Beth Powning, Annie Proulx, Edward Riche, Salman Rushdie, Mary Doria Russell, Lisa See, Vikram Seth, Diane Setterfield, William Shakespeare, Carol Shields, Miriam Toews, Miriam Toews, Sarah Waters, Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAlbany Books, at Second Glance, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Southpointe, Bell's Books, Black Bond Books - Ladner, Black Bond Books - Lansdowne Centre, Blackberry Books Ltd., Browsers' Book Shop, Chapters - Richport, Characters Fine Books & Coffee Bar, Cheese Freaks And Book Nuts, Coles - Bentall Centre, Fireside Books, Gerry's Books, Hager Books, Kidsbooks on Broadway, Lawrence Books, MacLeod's Books, Munro's Books, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Stillwater Books and Art, Tanner's Bargain Books, Tanner's Books, Ted's Paperback & Comics, The Book Shop, UBC (University of British Columbia) Vancouver Bookstore, Wendel's Bookstore & Cafe, Wilkinson's Automobilia

Favorite librariesBlow Me Down Public Library, Calgary Public Library - Fish Creek, Fraser Valley Regional Library - South Delta Branch, Tsawwassen, Lac du Bonnet Public Library, Richmond Public Library - Brighouse (Main) Branch, Richmond Public Library - Steveston Branch, River Heights Library, UBC Library - Walter C. Koerner Library, Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch

Other favoritesDelta Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, Knox United Church, Museum of Vancouver, Delta Hospice Society Thrift Store

Favorite listsBest Historical Fiction, Favorite Childhood Books, Top Five Books of 2013


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Currently readingAusterity Britain: A World to Build by David Kynaston
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