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Dec 9, 2005
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Julia
Über meine Bibliothek

I have been woefully unmethodical about adding books. I started my LT library by adding textbooks from the last couple of years of college. I've since added a random selection of the books on my shelves as I pull them out to re-read them (or read them for the first time). I catalog books I borrow from the library or from friends in my Read But Unowned collection, and I do not count them in My Library.

Ever since I got my first Kobo e-reader in 2011, I've been on an ebook reading binge (before the pandemic, most of my reading time was on my commute where the convenience of an e-reader is invaluable). I've gotten very good about limiting the number of paper books I bring into the house, but I cannot lie: I am a sucker for an ebook sale.

My Rating Scale:

= One of the best of the year, if not ever.
= A wonderful read, among my favorites of the year.
= A great read; truly enjoyable.
= I'm glad I read this.
= Pretty good, with a few things done well.
= Average, and life is too short to read average works.
= A bit below average. A waste of time.
= Nearly no redeeming qualities. Really rather bad.
= Among the worst books I've ever read.

Talk Group threads:
75 Books Challenge:
2011 thread
2012 thread
    Shakespeare's Sonnets tutored thread
2013 thread
2014 thread
2016 thread
2017 thread
2018 thread
2019 Dick Francis Shared Read thread
2020 Dick Francis Shared Read thread

Category Challenge:
2014 thread

ROOT Challenge:
2021 thread
2022 thread

Über mich

I spent 18 years as a newspaper reporter and editor until I saw the writing on the wall in 2002 and quit. I returned to university full-time to finish the undergraduate degree I abandoned when I was sure I'd be a journalist for the rest of my life, and graduated in 2007 with dual BAs in History and Geography. 

I currently work at my alma mater in the study abroad office, where I do a little bit of everything — database administration primarily but also general admin and the ubiquitous "other duties as assigned." It's a challenging and rewarding job; I enjoy interacting with students and I've got some first-rate colleagues who enhance the highs and temper the lows.

Besides reading (just about anything except graphic novels), I do a little (unpublished) writing, a little knitting, and a little needlework. I also listen to a lot of music. My most fervent fangirling is reserved for Bruce Springsteen, whom I've seen in concert 30 times, most recently his one-man show on Broadway in 2018. I grew up on country music (the real stuff), and I still listen to a lot of really good country and Americana music (I define "good" as "not what you hear on the radio"). If you'd like some suggestions, just ask!

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Bibliotheken: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, Iowa City (Ia.) Public Library, University of Iowa Libraries, West Branch Public Library

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