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About my libraryThis isn't actually a catalog of books on my shelf, but of books I've read, as I am reading them. Therefore, there are books on here that are not actually mine while there are also many books on my shelves that are not included here.

I'm a children's librarian and have a background in early childhood education so my library contains a fairly large quantity of board books, picture books, early readers, chapter books, and the occasional professional literature regarding child development and education.

In general, my favorite genres tend to be mysteries, science fiction, nonfiction, and the classics canon (especially Victorian-era British novels), but I'll read from just about any genre if the book in question sounds interesting enough. In addition, I am a huge fan of both comic books and audiobooks; I refuse to tolerate the 'that's not reading' argument.

Some of the time, I am making (slow) progress toward reading the books listed in 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. (Note: The original list has been revised to take away/add titles. If you count the number of books on both lists, it totals 1,297.)

GroupsAnglophiles, Children's Fiction, Children's Literature, Comics, Feminist Theory, Girlybooks, I Love Jane Austen, Librarians who LibraryThing, Made into a Movie, Monthly Author Readsshow all groups

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Lois Ehlert, Louise Erdrich, Candace Fleming, Ernest Hemingway, Kazuo Ishiguro, Karen Katz, Kathleen Krull, Steve Martin, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Toni Morrison, Il Sung Na, Jane O'Connor, Leslie Patricelli, LeUyen Pham, Sylvia Plath, David Sedaris, William Shakespeare, Lemony Snicket, Kurt Vonnegut (Shared favorites)


Favorite librariesEast Brunswick Public Library, Manville Public Library, Old Bridge Public Library - Central Library, Princeton Public Library, Somerset County Library - North Plainfield Memorial Library, South River Public Library

Other favoritesCentral New Jersey chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America (CNJ-JASNA)


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Member sinceFeb 20, 2008

Currently readingA History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
Intellectual Freedom Manual by Office for Intellectual Freedom
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
Top 10 London by Roger Williams
Earthly paradise; an autobiography by Colette
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