I keep track of my books at Goodreads, but I’m still a pencil and paper person and love list making.

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 So my tracking system for taking to the library is a little black book (4.5 x 6.5 inches)  with a page for each author and a list of the books I’ve read.  This is a little binder with rings that open and shut so pages can be added.  The author pages are all alphabetical and the current ones I’m reading have a little stickie on the edge so they can be found easily.  The books in the series are listed and then checked off when read.

I would love to do a review of a print copy of your book if you are an author.  As you can see mysteries are my favourite genre. I also have a large collection of gardening books and craft books.

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Canadian authors

Alan Bradley – Flavia deLuce

Nicola Furlong – Sisterhood of Shepherds

Mike Martin – 

Gardening books

Pressed flowers

mushrooms and fungi

Growing and using herbs

Pressing Flowers in the Microwave

Growing Succulents Indoors

Propagating Succulents

crafty books

Super Cute Felt Animals by Laura Howard

intersting reads

wonderful stories by Maeve Binchy

Mistress of Pulrudden by E.V. Thompson

Reading Accessories

crochet bookmark    magnetic bookmark

button bookmark

Mystery Series I enjoy

Books by the Bay series by Ellery Adams

The Book Retreat mysteries by Ellery Adams

A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery by Ellery Adams

Meg Langslow mysteries by Donna Andrews

A Novel Idea Mystery by Lucy Arlington

Aunt Dimity by Nancy Atherton

A Victoria Square Mystery series by Lorraine Bartlett

A Booktown Mystery series by Lorna Barrett

Fethering Mysteries by Simon Brett

Agatha Raisin by MC Beaton

Hamish MacBeth by MC Beaton

A Threadville Mystery series by Janet Bolin

Molly Murphy by Rhys Bowen

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen

The Cat Who by Lilian Jackson Braun

Kate Shackleton by Frances Brody

The Amish Mysteries by Vanetta Chapman

Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs

The Orchard Mystery by Sheila Connoly

Museum Mysteries by Sheila Connolly

Penny Brannigan mysteries by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Cornish Mysteries by Carola Dunn

Daisy Dalrymple mysteries by Carola Dunn

Needlecraft mysteries by Monica Ferris

Phryne Fisher by Kerry Greenwood

Death on Demand by Carolyn Hart

Manor House and Pennyfoot by Kate Kingsbury

Ivy Beasley series by Ann Purser

New Brooms – Lois Meade by Ann Purser

The Knitting mysteries by Maggie Sefton

Gaslight Mysteries by Victoria Thompson

A Cotswold Series by Rebecca Tope

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Thyme and Seasons Herb Shop – China Bayles by Susan Wittig Albert

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