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About meI'm a engineer and sf/f reviewer living in Southern Texas. I love books and reading, and have forever. I have a degree in Physics, and a Master's in Electrical Engineering, but I'm also a member of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. I like to say that engineering is my vocation and reading/reviewing is my avocation. My husband Curtis, the love of my life, is also a life time reader, and he's also an engineer (M.S. in Aerospace Engineering).
About my libraryThis is the combined library belonging to my husband and me. The tag "read" means that I have read it, "C read" means my husband Curtis has read it. If only Curtis has read something, the associated rating is his. If we've both read it, the rating is combined, but weighted towards my opinion. "Not yet read" means that I own it but haven't gotten to it yet, "C to read" means the same thing for Curtis. "Reading" indicates what I'm currently reading. If there's no tag about reading status, that's probably one of those books we ended up with by accident, and probably don't plan on reading at all. We're trying to avoid listing all the duplicate books we own (a shocking number, now that we're going through them all), just focusing on the titles we have, minus our combined textbooks which no one is interested in.
Favorite authorsIsaac Asimov, Greg Bear, David Brin, Bill Bryson, Ted Chiang, Greg Egan, Minister Faust, Jasper Fforde, Neil Gaiman, Peter F. Hamilton, Robert A. Heinlein, John Keegan, Madeleine L'Engle, Elizabeth Moon, Christopher Moore, Larry Niven, Terry Pratchett, Tim Pratt, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Dan Simmons, Cordwainer Smith, Neal Stephenson, Charles Stross, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jeff VanderMeer, Connie Willis, Gary K. Wolfe, Gene Wolfe (Shared favorites)
Real nameKaren Burnham
LocationLeague City, TX
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceFeb 12, 2007
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