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CollectionsYour library (1,090), Reviewed but unowned (1), All collections (1,091)

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TagsFiction (971), Manga (461), Fantasy (283), Seinen (191), Josei (154), Non-fiction (129), Science Fiction (122), Historical Fiction (111), Short Stories (71), Slice of Life (70) — see all tags

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About meA love of books took hold of me early in life, jump-starting my journey through the vast universes of the mind. I was taught to read at age 2 and once I got going, I could never stop. The way human beings store and pass on information is incredible to me, from cuneiform tablets to oral traditions to the internet. This is what enables us to succeed as a society, to constantly build upon the achievements of our ancestors, and I am constantly in awe of the myriad of ways we have found to do so.

My fascination with information of all kinds has led me into the world of computers. Nowadays I work as a software tester. This has given me many opportunities to try out new technologies, especially mobile devices. The greatest professional (and let's face it: super personal) desire I have currently is to try Google Glass. Augmented reality! ヾ(⌐■_■)ノ♪

When my nose isn't in a book or pressed up against a screen, I like to try unusual new cuisines, peruse hole-in-the-wall galleries, and enjoy live theatre. I also routinely play tabletop RPGs and board/card games.

A couple of my favorite places in the world are Longwood Gardens and the Tyler Arboretum. There is a peacefulness experienced while basking in the beauty of nature that I have found nowhere else.

About my libraryThe books I have cataloged here represent my current collection and this is therefore not a full listing of books I have read in my lifetime. (Boy, would that ever be a big project!) When I give a volume away, I remove it from my catalog. Hundreds of books have passed through my hands and gone on to new readers but I cannot resist keeping most that I acquire.

GroupsLibraryThing Gatherings and Meetups, One LibraryThing, One Book

Favorite authorsOrson Scott Card, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Franz Kafka, Vladimir Nabokov, Tomoko Ninomiya, Mari Okazaki, Carl Sagan, Erica Sakurazawa, Brandon Sanderson, William Shakespeare, Jason Shiga (Shared favorites)

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Real nameAlana

LocationWilmington, Delaware, United States

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceApr 30, 2007

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