MembreGoldengrove

Image de profil
Collections
Mots-clés
fiction (198), non fiction (180), 19th century (115), children's (111), sci fi (107), 20th century (92), humour (90), biography (85), Folio (77), D (75), fantasy (73), history (71), England (70), Christianity (68), America (52), cookery (52), 18th century (46), historical fiction (37), London (36), Lewis (32), crime (28), mystery (28), love (27), Rome (27), women (24), adventure (22), magic (22), boy's own (21), Italy (20), natural history (20), music (20), animals (19), 17th century (19), bildungsroman (18), WWII (18), short stories (18), Britain (18), poetry (18), clergy (18), art (16), Africa (15), 1920s (15), Arthur (15), fairy tales (14), gardening (14), feminism (14), dictionaries (13), folklore (13), religion (12), satire (12), family (12), teenage (11), France (11), craft (11), myth (10), 16th century (10), ancient world (10), housework (10), distopia (10), teen (9), social history (9), India (9), historical romance (9), politics (9), cartoon (8), WWI (8), birds (8), Italian (8), thriller (8), Carnegie (8), science (8), romance (7), death (7), navy (7), choral music (7), gothic (7), dystopia (7), stories (7), vegetarian (7), wessex (7), Murder (7), sea (7), mediaeval (7), Paris (6), war (6), book group (6), Christmas (6), science fiction (6), Canada (6), (6), philosophy (6), Dystopia (6), Japan (6), faerie (6), anthology (6), English (6), murder (5), Australia (5), GCH (5), autobiography (5), 15th century (5), food (5), occult (5), church (5), prayer (5), theatre (5), slavery (5), ships (5), ancient Rome (4), encyclopaedias (4), lesbianism (4), flowers (4), clocks (4), China (4), hymns (4), Cornwall (4), diet (4), 5th century (4), steampunk (4), Scotland (4), Russia (4), historical (4), games (4), letters (4), Victorian (4), diaries (3), exploration (3), Teenage (3), Catholicism (3), dark ages (3), Europe (3), archaeology (3), language (3), not owned (3), naval (3), songs (3), fables (3), grief (3), vampires (3), heraldry (3), native americans (3), 12th century (3), time travel (3), allegory (3), 13th century (3), New Zealand (3), pre-history (3), travel (3), childhood (3), detective (3), classics (3), psalms (3), prostitution (3), marriage (3), herbs (3), future (3), witches (3), 1960s (3), Shetland (3), graphic novel (3), 1930s (3), school (3), MSc (3), net galley (2), e book (2), silver (2), phrasebook (2), drama (2), Project Gutenburg (2), children's 19th century (2), surplus women (2), grammar (2), holocaust (2), memoir (2), YA (2), atlas (2), information (2), homosexuality (2), WW2 (2), baking (2), girls (2), bible stories (2), Spanish Civil War (2), Edwardian (2), Egypt (2), Gothic (2), Detective (2), plants (2), lit.crit. (2), reading group (2), carnegie (2), USA (2), Roman empire (2), 14th century (2), devil (2), Greece (2), libraries (2), cyberpunk (2), prison (2), Afghanistan (2), Celts (2), Ireland (2), emigration (2), immigration (2), horses (2), legends (2), work (2), New York (2), anthropology (2), research (2), Nazism (2), fashion (2), spirituality (2), Austen (2), middle ages (2), fairy tale (2), Holy Land (2), Wales (2), folk tale (2), self esteem (2), clothes (2), South Africa (2), horror (2), lent (2), child care (2), epistolatory (2), insects (2), geography (2), e-book (1), medieval (1), Crime (1), History (1), Science fiction (1), schools (1), Art (1), urban fantasy (1), translation (1), sci-fi (1), Humour (1), ghosts (1), Native American (1), Servants (1), Puritans (1), ancient Greece (1), Great Depression (1), angst (1), werewolves (1), Book Group (1), Book group (1), greek (1), Amazon (1), ebook (1), Greek myth (1), secrets (1), Historical (1), Horror (1), Isis (1), Mars (1), diary (1), historical novel (1), Basques (1), Asgard (1), internet (1), Ravensbruck (1), parallel universe (1), parasites (1), apes (1), original sin (1), forgery (1), internment (1), nuclear winter (1), science fction (1), music hall (1), young adult (1), fantsay (1), first peoples (1), folk tradition (1), Picasso (1), folk song (1), vampire (1), Joan of Arc (1), Jane Austen (1), racism (1), Tourette's (1), haunting (1), sociology (1), BC (1), essays (1), 1950s (1), integration (1), dreams (1), gaming (1), cat (1), Plantagenet (1), arctic (1), discworld (1), Norse (1), Mexico (1), Dickens (1), Vikings (1)
Nuages
Nuage des mots-clés, Nuage des auteurs, Miroir des mots-clés
Médias
Groupes
Inscrit depuis
Jun 4, 2008
Nom réel
Penelope Swan
A propos de ma bibliothèque
My books are already arranged in the house by genre and author (they have been since I was about 9), and I love being able to catalogue them as well. It will be a while until they're all on Library Thing - not least because I keep finding ones I haven't read yet...
I am very fond of my books as physical objects, as well as for the treasures inside, especially those I have had for a long time. About a third of my collection is second-hand, and I particularly like to buy copies with inscriptions in them - it gives one such a connection with the previous reader. (I've started to copy these into the 'comments' field, wish I'd thought of it to begin with!) I love to lend books to friends so that we can talk about them.
Currently there is room on the shelves for 2-3 more books - obviously I can't possibly get rid of any, or stop buying them, so I'll have to find room for another bookcase.
I have recently aquired a Kindle - rather to my surprise I absolutely LOVE it! Although it won't stop me buying books, it is a very handy tool for the commuter, and holiday maker, and it means that I can start reading what I fancy straight away. I particularly like being able to raid Project Gutenburg for all those out of copyright goodies...
A propos de moi
I feel very fortunate that I can't remember not being able to read. My parents had a large and interesting library, and reading has always been my greatest pleasure. I will read almost anything - the cereal packet if there's nothing else to hand - and enjoy a wide variety of genres. Although I used to do most of my fiction reading whilst walking home from the school drop off, I'm now in gainful employment so have the luxury of a 45 minute train journey morning and evening. The walking generated more comment!
I'm a Secondary School Librarian and although there are tricky bits, nothing beats being able to talk about, recommend and handle books all day, and when a student discovers a new author or genre because of a book that I suggested, that's the best feeling in the world. I LOVE my job!


Lieu (géographique)
Surrey, England
Page d'accueil
http://swanp.wordpress.com/
Aussi sur
En cours de lecture
Auteurs favoris

Connexions des membres

Ami(e)s
Bibliothèque intéressante
Contacts