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Borrowed (54), thrillers (34), horse-racing (34), Spenser mystery/thriller series (33), suspense/thriller (29), Regency romance (25), science fiction/political philosophy (22), suspense/thriller/series/Travis McGee (21), contemporary romance/supernatural/Barbara Mertz (20), series mystery/China Bayles/herbal lore (17), mystery/thrillers/series/Matt Scudder (16), mystery thriller series/Alex Delaware (16), Espionage thriller/1940s and 1950s/ Tommy Hambledon series (15), suspense/thriller/series (14), contemporary romance/British/ no explicit sex/ Borrowed (13), science fiction/fantasy (12), Poldark series (11), late 18th -early 19th century England (11), historical novel (11), historical fiction (11), legal thriller series/ Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi (10), children's classic/American pioneer life after the Civil War (10), historical romance (9), humorous thriller series / Stephanie Plum bounty hunter (8), food history (8), contemporary romance/British/ no explicit sex (7), science fiction series/ Miles Vorkosigan (7), mystery/thriller/Deep South (7), Jesse Stone mystery/thriller series (7), children's classic/modern classic/fantasy (7), romantic suspense - thriller (6), historical romance/well-written & well-researched/ medieval England (6), British mystery (5), mystery/thriller (5), world history (5), British history (5), Sunny Randall mystery/thriller series (5), humorous tales of a 1950s Italian priest (5), mystery thriller series/Peter Decker (5), contemporary thriller (4), mystery/thriller series/FBI Special Agent Pendergast book (4), Owned (4), suspense/thriller/series/Jane Whitefield (4), mystery/series/humor/Bernie Rhodenbarr (4), historical romance/Amelia Peabody (4), humor (4), American history (4), current events (4), food history/world history/recipes (3), science fiction/series/Heris Serrano/strong heroine (3), world history/food history (3), suspense/thriller/short stories (3), true crime/forensic profiling (3), world culture (3), science fiction series/ Vorkosigan universe (3), contemporary thriller/genetic manipulation (3), mystery thriller short stories (3), historical romance/thriller/elements of the supernatural (3), To be Read/American history/atheism (3), 1950s American life (3), historical romantic thriller (3), On Wish List to be Owned (3), Islamic culture (3), Borrowed/mystery/thriller series/FBI Special Agent Pendergast book (3), historical fiction/ancient Greece (2), swashbuckler (2), exceptionally well-written (2), historical mystery/Jane Austen as sleuth (2), classic mystery series (2), Regency England (2), suspense/thriller/series/Keller (2), fictionalized (2), early 20th century (2), Borrowed/On Wish List to Own (2), legal thriller series/Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi (2), historical fiction/Spanish conquest of Mexico (2), early Roman emperors (2), Borrowed/ classic adventure tale (2), feminist history (2), Roman history (2), Borrowed/contemporary suspense thriller/mystery series/Quinn Parker series/On Wish List to Own (2), pirate swashbuckler (2), social history (2), feminism (2), medical thriller (2), with recipes (2), children's literature/Jewish tenement life in turn of the century NYC (2), British mystery/romance (2), short stories (2), Borrowed/contemporary thriller (2), science fiction/series/Esmay Suiza/strong heroine (2), contemporary thriller/mutated gorillas (1), contemporary thriller/nanobots (1), contemporary medical thriller/viruses from space (1), historical fiction/alternate version of Beowulf (1), contemporary thriller/Japanese business culture (1), contemporary thriller/genetic manipulation/dog as hero (1), contemporary thriller/extraterrestrial contact (1), contemporary thriller/time travel (1), contemporary thriller /sexual harassment (1), Borrowed/contemporary suspense thriller/Doc Ford series (1), based on four real-life histories/heart-breaking (1), Borrowed/contemporary history/Islamic culture (1), Borrowed/contemporary thriller/Elvis Cole series (1), fantasy/horror short stories (1), science fiction/political philosophy -- 1st Heinlein book ? (1), life pre-and post-Civil War (1), set in Sarasota (1), FL (my current county of residence) (1), classic children's literature/ turn of the 20th century China/ growing up/ (1), legal thriller/ mystery / set in Sarasota (1), Borrowed/contemporary history/slavery in the Arab world (1), fictionalized story of a chimpanzee raised in a human family (1), Sunny Randall mystery/ thriller series (1), historical fiction/based on BBC series Upstairs /late 19th century Britain (1), contemporary American history (1), Borowed/contemporary nonfiction/Spiritualism/Life after Death/On Wish List to Be Owned (1), Borrowed/ contemporary thriller/atheism & religion (1), Borrowed/ mystery/thriller (1), mystery/thriller/ southwest archaeology/Anasazi Indians (1), mystery/thriller series/Agent Wyman Ford/sequel to THE CODEX (1), contemporary mystery/thriller/ESP (1), historical fiction/the life of Alexander the Great (1), horror/the supernatural/demonic possession (1), Borrowed/contemporary thriller/Lucas Davenport series/police procedural (1), Borrowed/contemporary thriller/Einstein (1), food history/American history/recipes (1), Borrowed/social history/fiction/circus life (1), Borrowed/ Scottish police procedural (1), Borrowed/ classic adventure tale/ On Wish List to Own (1), Borrowed/Scottish police procedural (1), Social history/American history/Amish customs (1), Borrowed/classic literature/women's fiction mid 1800s (1), Borrowed/nonfiction/adoption/special needs child/autobiographical (1), chatty notes and recipes from a lover of food (1), Borrowed/short crime stories based on traditional fairy tales (1), Borrowed/contemporary suspense thriller/Jack Reacher series/On Wish List to Own (1), Borrowed/Western/gunslingers (1), Borrowed/fantasy/retelling of the Beowulf saga (1), Borrowed/period mystery/post WWI England coal strike (1), Borrowed/period mystery/Mary Russell series (1), Borrowed/true crime thriller/spiritualism/mediums (1), Borrowed/contemporary thriller/Priestly pedophilia/A Jumbled Mess of a Book (1), Borrowed/contemporary thriller/A Jumbled Mess of a Book (1), and words (1), from the 1900s through the 1960s (1), medical science/emerging viral threats (1), historical fiction/aftermath of Alexander the Great's death (1), medical thriller/bioterrorism (1), Borrowed/classic literature/escapism (1), mid 20th century America (1), humorous essays on English history (1), romantic thriller/late 18th century Cornwall/ supernatural elements (1), historical romance/thriller (1), Borrowed/contemporary medical thriller (1), historical fiction/story of Theseus (1), historical fiction/the early life of Alexander the Great (1), American social and food history (1), Borrowed/contemporary crime stories by new writers (1), Borrowed/contemporary thriller/Keller series (1), historical fiction/the tale of the end of the Golden Age of Athens (1), American cultural and food history (1), food history/American history19th century recipes (1), Mary Poppin's recipes with accompanying stories (1), Current Events/World Culture/Women's Issues (1), Early Reviewer copy/contemporary murder mystery (1), American social and food history /1950s and 1960s (1), literary excerpts about food (1), historical fiction/historical romance/Elizabethan England (1), humorous thriller series /Stephanie Plum bounty hunter (1), To be Read/current events/Islamic extremists (1), with photographs (1), science fiction/alternative history (1), Elizabethan adventure (1), British mystery/history/Richard III (1), mystery/British/humor (1), historical mystery/British cozy (1), Victorian series mystery (1), To be Read/Home Repair is Homicide series (1), To be Read/popular author/suspense thriller (1), suspense/thriller/British/horse-racing (1), LOST (1), To be Read/thriller/series/Jack Reacher (1), mystery thriller series/Evan Tanner (1), mystery thriller series/Chip Harrison (1), volume 1 only/classic mystery series (1), pastiche of Sherlock Holmes/modern (1), To be Read/American history (1), murder/mystery/Jerusalem (1), mystery/thriller/Petra Connor (1), To be Read/feminism/current events/U.S. history (1), mystery thriller series/Alex Delaware. Owned (1), and recipes (1), early American history (1), historical fiction/the Sun King/Louise de la Valliere (1), Renaissance Italy (1), murder mystery (1), 1970s (1), commentary (1), 19th century literature (1), women's studies (1), science fiction (1), Civil War (1), Russian history (1), tribalism (1), gardening (1), horror/supernatural (1), food in literature (1), Restoration England (1), interracial marriage (1), Charles II (1), Elizabethan England (1), American social history (1), political commentary (1), fundamentalism (1), FL (1), Africa (1), mystery thriller series/Lucas Davenport (1), legal thriller series /Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi (1), humorous thriller series/Stephanie Plum bounty hunter (1), contemporary romance/British/no explicit sex (1), contemporary romantic thriller (1), historical fiction/historical romance/Regency England and Revolutionary France (1), historical fiction/historical romance/late Victorian era England/historical thriller (1), Mary Todd's Family and President Lincoln (1), mystery/thriller/contemporary (1), science fiction series/Miles Vorkosigan (1), science fiction/ Vorkosigan universe (1), contemporary romance/British/ no explicit sex / Borrowed (1), forensic mystery/thriller series/ Nick Polchak/ Borrowed (1), historical fiction/ part of the BBC series (1), children's literature/growing up in Plymouth Plantation/ Owned (1), historical fiction/War of 1812 era (1), historical fiction/War of 1812 era/America (1), retitled as The Master of Penrose/historical fiction/War of 1812 era (1), historical fiction/ War of 1812 era/British (1), historical fiction/romance/thriller/early 19th century Portugal (1), historical fiction/romance/British/late 18th century (1), contemporary romantic thriller/mystery (1), historical fiction/life of boy emperor Varius Antoninus/Roman history (1), Italy and England / mid to late -1700s (1), science fiction/fantasy classic (1), religion (1), classic children's literature/life in late 17th century Connecticut colony/ Owned (1), Borrowed/ On Wish List to be Owned (1), white slavery in Jamaica (1), horror/classic (1), the Borgias (1), France 1523 (1), historical fiction/life and times of Louis XI (1), France 1400s (1), Spanish conquest of Mexico (1), 1500s Spain (1), the beginnings of the French Revolution (1), privateer romance (1), "The Merry Monarch" (1), period writing/feminist literature/mid-Victorian era America (1), pact with the Devil (1), historical fiction/Queen Isabella's fight to defeat the Moors/ Owned (1), historical fiction/ France and Constantinople 1400s (1), To Be Read/historical fiction/life and travels of Marco Polo (1), historical fiction/alternative life of Queen Guinevere (1), historical fiction/early British history/pre-Norman conquest (1), historical fiction/conquest of Babylon (1), first English settlers in Virginia/ historical romance (1), historical fiction/historical romance/late Elizabethan era (1), period writing/the blood and thunder stories of L.M. Alcott/mid-Victorian era/post-Civil War America/feminist literature (1), contemporary thriller/Carol Starkey series (?) (1)
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Jun 8, 2008
Real Name
Rachel Wasserman
Sobre Minha Biblioteca
My library extends from childhood favorites (The Wind in the Willows, the Miss Bianca books, a few of Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's classics) to works on social history (my particular love). I enjoy classic sci-fi (Heinlein, Zelazny, the great Orson Scott Card, Doris Egan, Lois McMaster Bujold), fantasy (Marta Randall, Marion Zimmer Bradley, the inimitable Tolkien and JK Rowling's Harry Potter,and of course Terry Pratchett's Disc World delights)to mysteries and suspense thrillers. I enjoy dipping into an Edgar Wallace (no, I'm not that old, but I am an antiquarian in some ways)and own almost all of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe oeuvre. I still adore Manning Coles (set pre and immediately post WWII), and once in a while indulge in a little masochistic Matt Helm (say what you will, Donald Hamilton was a hard-headed realist who could write darned well). I enjoy Harlan Coben, adore Lee Child, was an aficionado of both Dick Francis and Robert K. Tanenbaum's work until their writing style changed so drastically -- Francis b/c old age and then death prompted other, and far less gifted writers to insert their words under his name; Tanenbaum for what I can only assume were personal reasons after the loss of his partner; and even read a Regency romance or two (the EARLY Roberta Gellis's, Georgette Heyer, Sheila Bishop).

A few things to note about my library catalog. I'm still in the process of adding books, both those I own and those I've borrowed from the library. I have read almost every book on in my library list, even if I haven't always rated it. I do NOT own every book in my catalog, mostly because as a single mom and a high school teacher in southwest Florida, I hover between being poverty-stricken and barely making ends meet. So, since I am on a draconian budget (and have been for much of my adult life) I am an avid and frequent borrower from the public library system. I can't afford new books -- even paperback prices are usually beyond my budget. So I prowl through used book stores, and try to restrict my book acquisitions to those I know that I'll want to read, and reread.

I'm in the process of adding the tag "Borrowed" to my catalog to indicate that these are books I do not own.

Unlike many LTers, I have only a small pile of TBR books -- those few I have on hold through my local library system, or the few I've purchased b/c I know they'll make great additions to my classroom library. I'm thinking of emulating the few teachers I've met on LT who post lists of their classroom book collections and their professional reference shelves. (So many tags, so little time!)

I'm always looking for interesting books to tempt my students to read. I am close with a number of my students, and my room is always open to them at lunch (I haven't eaten in the teacher's lounge for almost the ten or eleven years I've been teaching), so I get to know what interests them.

And one other thing about my reading habits -- I am an avid reader, but that includes rereading old favorites. See ABOUT ME for more on that.
About Me
I am a high school history teacher in Sarasota, Florida, and an inveterate, voracious, almost omnivorous reader. During the school year I read one or two new books a week (new in the sense that I haven't read them previously), and average between four and seven new books a week during my summer break. My addiction to the written word dates back to third grade; and while I haven't yet gotten to the point of holding up convenience stores to support my habit, it is indicative that most of the used bookstores in the area know my face if not my name! Thank God for Goodwill -- great hardcovers for as low as $2.99. And I've already had to replace my library card, as it was practically worn through (not an easy feat since it's plastic!). But as much as I LOVE to read, I love to TALK about what I've read just as much -- and herein lies the problem. I have had enormous difficulty in finding kindred spirits in this area, both in the flesh and on-line. While many folks do indeed love to read, it seems darned few are either interested in or capable of engaging in a literate and articulate discussion about what they've read. I've joined both Shelfari (ugh!) and individual author e-groups, and have been frustrated beyond belief by the inability or unwillingness of most of my correspondents to engage in any kind of in-depth discussion about the books we have in common. So. . .dialogue definitely desired!
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