Joined Wednesday, April 16, 2003
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First, I have been told that I must explain my screen name because there has been speculation about its accuracy. A good friend of mine claims she is going to end up a "crazy-cat-lady" - living out her golden years alone in a house with 60 cats. I am well
on my way to ending up in a house stuffed with books, so that must make me a crazy-book-lady. My "craziness" is with regard to books and reading, not a general description of my mental state, but that is just my opinion...
I only register books that I plan to release, not my whole TBR pile, so my BC shelf is only a fraction of my total collection (sound familiar?). I also collect New Canadian Library editions. (Published by McClelland & Stewart, starting in the 1960s, these are paperback editions of important Canadian literary works. Each decade, the books have been published with a distinctly different cover layout. Lucky for me, NCLs are usually cheap, especially the older editions from the 1960s and 70s. Edited to add: 2008 was the 50th anniversary of the New Canadian Library series, and to celebrate they have released some of the books in trade paperback editions which are more expensive than the pocket paperbacks...damn...)
This shelf is not necessarily a reflection of my reading tastes (initially, that was the case, but has become less so as the years have gone by).
Click here for a list of the books I read from 2004 to mid-2010. Recently, I have been tracking my reading on www.goodreads.com as crazy-book-lady.