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About meThis library belongs to both Bob and Tina (separate collections). We've always thought of them as being 'ours' anyway, but with a Writer and Librarian living together-yikes- the piles of books! He's the Writer, retired Navy, retired HS history/social studies teacher,researching his 2nd book while looking for publisher for 1st (a suspense/thriller). We both love long walks, lighthouses, birdfeeding, gardening (he does all the work, I pick the flowers and vegetables), and READING.
I'm volunteer librarian at our small town library (pop. 1400) here in coastal Maine. I recently helped complete the automation of their small (5000-6000) collection, and keep the computers up and running. I have an MLS from Catholic University ('77) and never really had a chance to be a librarian until we retired here a few years ago. Our grown children and their families live in Virginia, so we travel back there several times a year to visit, but dearly love the New England laid back life style.

I have a blog to keep track of various musings about books that don't necessarily fit into any specific LT thread. It's here at Tutu's Two Cents. Stop by and put in your pennies.

I also do advanced pub reviews for new and recently published books - a wonderful "job" that keeps me reading about 4-6 books a week.

I'm an audio book freak - always have at least 2 going at once, and even read "in the pool" (where I work out 3-4 times a week) thanks to a waterproof arm pouch for my MP3 player. Because my arthritis makes it difficult to hold heavy books (hardbacks), I love reading on my Nook- especially since I can get "loaner" books through our library's download program, and most of the publishers now send their review copies electronically.

I try to review every new book I read, and blab with other LTers at the 75 Book Challenge the current year.

About my libraryThe eclectic collection of two bookaholics. Heavy on history-particularly military, US, Brazilian. Many books in Portuguese (the Branco side of the family). Cookbooks, thrillers, fiction, mysteries, and a fair sprinkling of philosophy, poetry, and religion. Also almost 500 children's books, including classic golden books. Currently about 1/3 cataloged. We also inherited several hundred from a dear auntie on the west coast (talk about shipping costs) who used her weekly Bingo winnings to buy books from the bargain tables at B&N. She died at 94 leaving tons of tbr's and since we both adored her, we feel obligated (hurt me, hurt me, she says) to add those to our tbr list.

We designed and built this house to include a real library with floor to nine foot ceiling shelves, but we've way outgrown that, and have spilled into EVERY room in the house. Thanks goodness for the dumb waiter that goes to the attic! We've now purchased a space heater (for wintah) and fan (for summah) for the attic to allow us to convert the unfinished room into stacks for a library annex.

Someday I hope to be able to finish unpacking and cataloging the 60+ cartons still lurking up there. Wireless laptop helps immensely. I think we'll end up with as many books as they have at the town library!

Groups1010 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2008, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, 75 Books Challenge for 2017show all groups

Favorite authorsDavid Baldacci, Maeve Binchy, Rita Mae Brown, Thomas Cahill, Elizabeth George, Margaret George, John Grisham, J. A. Jance (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresLobster Lane Book Shop, Scottie's Book House

Favorite librariesRockland Public Library


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Real nameTina Branco

LocationSouth Thomaston ME

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Member sinceJul 30, 2008

Currently readingOpen Season: A Joe Gunther Novel (Joe Gunther Mysteries) by Archer Mayor

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