Recent Book Activity
I Should Have Stayed Home: The Worst Trips of the Great Writers
Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail
Encyclopedia of the Opera
Universe Opera Guides: Die Zauberflöte and Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Vinegar Girl: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Surviving Visions: the Art of Iri Maruki and Toshi Maruki
The Flowers of Hiroshima
Uppity Women of Ancient Times
The Culture of Ancient Egypt
The Beebo Brinker Chronicles
The Invisible Woman - The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens
Tale of Two Cities
Bread & Wine: An Erotic Tale of New York
Phyllis Schlafly: The Sweetheart of the Silent Majority
Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta
The Oxford Murders
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"They tried to bury us, but we are seeds" - image by Ukrainian artist Polina Albertini.
I blog about books and other things literary at Reading My Life Away. Drop by for a visit!
There is never enough bookshelf space in my house! See my bookshelves on flickr.com, and note the piles of books on the floor!
MOJOSMOM TURNS 55
The year I turned 55, I released 55 books during the week beginning July 12th. Each has, in addition to a regular BookCrossing label, a special "Mojosmom Birthday Release" label, and is so designated in the release notes.
Best thing I ever did when I moved to my last apartment was to have floor-to-ceiling bookcases built in my study (it's not as grand as it sounds, but I love it - thanks to these guys: 57th Street Bookcases). Having moved again, I'm having them back again.
My collection tends toward literature, with a hefty helping of art & architecture, textiles, Japanese art, travel, history, and books on books. Actually, I'll read just about anything, if it's well-written. I am lucky enough to live in a neighborhood with good used and independent bookstores.
What else? I love opera, jazz,early music, and theater; fortunately, we have plenty of all in Chicago.
My books at LibraryThing.com
Any book marked PC is part of my private collection and is NOT available for trades, rings, rays, RABCKs. Don't even ask. I don't like to say, "NO", but I will.
AVL means that I have finished reading a book and have no specific plans for it. It does NOT mean "up for grabs".
A TBR book is just that - to be read. I'll decide after I read it whether it will be part of my personal collection, reserved for someone else, or released in the wild. (The exception is that a ring/ray book will automatically become RES when I have finished it.)
RES means that I have a specific release planned for the book.