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Collezioni2022 (21), Borrowed (1,937), Boxed (710), In lettura (4), Ebooks (1,013), On audio (721), Owned but unread (462), Read (3,990), Reference (14), Withdrawn (901), La tua biblioteca (1,121), Tutte le collezioni (4,626)

Recensioni75 recensioni

Etichettefiction (1,301), in-place (1,130), American (768), 20th Century (709), British (640), 21st Century (413), children's lit (319), nonfiction (296), read in 2020 (280), read in 2019 (280) — guarda tutte le etichette

FormatoCaricamento in corso

Cloudnuvola dei tag, nuvola degli autori, specchio dei tag

Consigli3 consigli

Informazioni su di meI'm a resources management librarian at an Illinois law school library. I've worked at several Chicagoland public and academic libraries, while also teaching English and history to homeschoolers part-time for several years. Reading in all forms is my favorite hobby, though I also enjoy cooking and baking (often while listening to an audiobook) as well as hiking and nature walks.

I share my flat with three cats, which accentuates the stereotype of the bespectacled, cat-loving, spinster-librarian. Tara and Ralph really don't get on with each other, so both are featured separately (as kittens) among my profile pictures. Among those are also pictures of Tim and Bester, their two feline companions who passed in 2016 and are much missed. Zuki is an older family cat who recently moved in with me, and a photo will be forthcoming.

La mia bibliotecaMost of my physical books (those under the "Your Library" collection) were found at resale shops, library sales, and used book stores. I preorder the new releases of a handful of authors, though. I've also started picking up significantly more e-books and audiobooks, but those are currently added only as I read them and are placed in separate collections, as are borrowed items.

As far as physical storage, my books are (mostly) on shelves all around my flat. I stopped cataloging my acquisitions for a few years, so as of mid-2021, I've begun a weeding and cataloging project, with plans to organize and reduce my physical inventory before my next move, hopefully within the next 12 months. I'm currently deploying tags such as "BRT1" or "LRS2" as location and/or boxing codes.

To explain the large number and odd mixture of favorite authors, I was initially adding just about everyone whose books I enjoyed and had read several of. I've not updated the list much since 2014, so it's not especially representative.

Challenges:
In 2021 & 2022, I've opted to casually complete a few "at-home" challenges in a spreadsheet, rather than official LT challenges.

My 999 Challenge: Completed
My 2d 999 Challenge: Completed
My 1010 Challenge: Completed
My 11 in 11 Challenge: Completed
No LT challenge for 2012: I kept a spreadsheet, though, and read a rather surprising 330 books.
Started a challenge in 2013, but I forgot to keep up with it and instead started a blog, which was not less work, so I put it on hold/abandoned it as well...
My 2014 ROOT challenge: Completed
My 2015 ROOT challenge: Completed
My 2016 ROOT challenge: Completed
My 2017 ROOT challenge: Completed
No LT challenge in 2018
No LT challenge in 2019
My 2020 LT Category Challenge: semi-abandoned but completed offline

Gruppi1010 Category Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, 2015 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), 2016 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), 2017 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES), 2020 Category Challenge, 999 Challenge, ROOT - 2014 Read Our Own Tomes, The 11 in 11 Category Challenge

Autori preferitiMargery Allingham, Hans Christian Andersen, W. H. Auden, Walter R. Brooks, Robert Browning, John Buchan, Frederick Buechner, Lois McMaster Bujold, Robert Farrar Capon, Raymond Chandler, G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Wilkie Collins, Joseph Conrad, Thomas B. Costain, Charles Dickens, Annie Dillard, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edward Eager, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Jasper Fforde, Christopher Fry, Cornelia Funke, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Helprin, Marguerite Henry, O. Henry, Hergé, James Herriot, Georgette Heyer, Anthony Hope, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Victor Hugo, Laurie R. King, Stephen R. Lawhead, Madeleine L'Engle, C. S. Lewis, Hugh Lofting, George MacDonald, Helen MacInnes, Melina Marchetta, Ngaio Marsh, Robert McCloskey, Patricia A. McKillip, A. A. Milne, Walter Moers, E. Nesbit, Baroness Orczy, Tim Powers, Terry Pratchett, Alexandre Dumas, pere, Dorothy L. Sayers, William Shakespeare, Lemony Snicket, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rex Stout, Josephine Tey, James Thurber, J. R. R. Tolkien, Anthony Trollope, Megan Whalen Turner, Sigrid Undset, Walter Wangerin, Bill Watterson, Evelyn Waugh, Charles Williams, Connie Willis, P. G. Wodehouse, Gene Wolfe (Preferiti in comune con altri utenti)

PostiPreferiti | Visitato

Biblioteche preferiteAurora Public Library - Eola Road Branch, Aurora Public Library - Santori Library, Aurora University - Charles B. Phillips Library, Founders Memorial Library - Northern Illinois University, Fountaindale Public Library District, Lewis University - Romeoville (Main) Campus Library, Naperville Public Library - Naper Boulevard Library, Naperville Public Library - Nichols Library, Northern Illinois University - College of Law - David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library, Wheaton College - Buswell Memorial Library

AppartenenzaTinyCat. https://www.librarycat.org/lib/InfoQuest
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Nome veroRachel

LuogoIllinois

Tipo di iscrizionepubblico

URL /profile/InfoQuest (profilo)
/catalog/InfoQuest (biblioteca)

Utente dalFeb 9, 2008

In letturaNicholas Nickleby (New Oxford Illustrated Dickens) di Charles Dickens
Advent and Christmas wisdom from G.K. Chesterton : daily scripture and prayers together with G.K. Chesterton's own words di G. K. Chesterton
In the vanishers' palace di Aliette de Bodard
Exodus for Normal People: A Guide to the Story—and History—of the Second Book of the Bible (The Bible for Normal People) di Peter Enns

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