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- Apr 4, 2007
- Real Name
- Phyllis, aka the delightful Ms. P.
- About My Library
It's a foundling home for books. We are trying to be more selective, but they keep following me home. My book collection is split between the cabin in the sky, which holds mostly read books, and the retirement home along the Matanzas River which holds the unread books. Stuffed to the gills, I don’t have room to properly display any of them.
I've despaired of digital books. So don't go there.
- About Me
Book hoarder, lapsed historian, former frustrated bureaucrat, former assistant beekeeper, budding genealogist. Hopefully cured of a tendency to make ridiculously bad life choices, the kind that creates execrable, tortured poetry. Recently retired and not doing a darn thing. Writing a novel and shopping for an agent.
Currently reading, watching, and listening to:
I write like
The Varielle Awards for Literature for 2022 are announced. 2022 wasn't a good reading year. I got through very few books, though some of them were massive.
Book of the Year - In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin Her murder by the Syrians/Russians was a loss to the world, but what a dame. I want to be a foreign correspondent in my next life.
Best Larking about on a Spiritual Quest Award goes to - A Fortune-Teller Told Me
Best I'm Going to Run Away from Home and Start a New Life Award goes to - An African in Greenland
Best War Narrative goes to - The Day of Battle
Books read 2023:
According to www.mymentalage.com I'm really only 34. We'll just leave it at that.
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- Currently Reading
- Favorite Authors
- Ambrose Bierce, John Biggins, James M. Cain, Laurie Colwin, Bernard Cornwell, Harry Crews, Lindsey Davis, Margaret Drabble, M. F. K. Fisher, George MacDonald Fraser, Charles Frazier, Carlos Fuentes, Robert Graves, Barry Hannah, Ben Hecht, Katherine Howe, A. J. Liebling, Rose Macaulay, Patrick O'Brian, Leo Perutz, Mary Renault, Sir Walter Scott, J. R. R. Tolkien, Barbara W. Tuchman, Esther Tusquets, Marianne Wiggins, P. G. Wodehouse, Marguerite Yourcenar
- Favorite Lists
- Local Favorites
Bookstores: All Books & Comics, Appalachian State University Book Store, Atlantis Books, Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar, Bauman Rare Books, Beach Video & Used Bookstore, Black Mountain Books, Blackberry Books Ltd., boekhandel Raaklijn, Book Buyers, Book Exchange, Books 'N Friends Used Bookstore, Books and Beans, Casa del Llibre Barcelona, Come In (llibreria anglesa), De Reyghere Boekhandel, Diana's Bookstore, Edward McKay Used Books & More Winston-Salem, Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle), Foggy Pine Books, Foyles, Foyles Bookshop Royal Festival Hall, John Sandoe Books, Key West Island Bookstore, Lenny's Rare Books, Lenoir-Rhyne University Book Store, Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe, Manteo Booksellers, Mediterraneo Bookstore, Muses, Next Door Used Books, North State Books, Second Read Books, Sherman's Books and Stationery, Bar Harbor, South Kensington Books, Standaard Boekhandel Brugge-Steenstraat, Strand Bookstore, Taschen Store London, The Captain's Bookshelf, Walls of Books, Cornelius, Waterstones London (Piccadilly)
Libraries: Appalachian Regional Library - Wilkes County Public Library, Appalachian State University - Belk Library and Information Commons, Blowing Rock Community Library, Carl A. Rudisill Library - Lenoir-Rhyne University, Catawba County Library System - Conover Branch Library, Gaston County Public Library, Hickory Public Library - Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, Lincoln County Library - Florence Soule Shanklin Branch Library, The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County - Mountain Island
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