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CollectionsYour library (379), Favorites (20), All collections (379)

Reviews379 reviews

Tags501 Must-Read (121), classic (94), fantasy (82), sci-fi (59), non-fiction (49), first-person (42), modern fiction (42), historical fiction (29), ebook (29), young adult (28) — see all tags

MediaNot set (1), Book (378), Paper Book (338), Audiobook (3), Ebook (31)

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About me46, married male sci-fi/fantasy fan who also enjoys the classics and history (fiction and non-fiction). I sometimes value sheer entertainment over other qualities, but I've a big appreciation for good technique.

My primary goal for maintaining this profile is a personal memory aid (I can always use more of those). It records what I've been reading (regardless of whether I borrowed or own it).

Quote: "Every man should keep minutes of whatever he reads. Every circumstance of his studies should be recorded; what books he has consulted; how much of them he has read; at what times; how often the same authors; and what opinions he formed of them, at different periods of his life. Such an account would much illustrate the history of his mind." - James Boswell

Someday, one of these days, sooner or later, I might write a novel myself. Or die first, one or the other.

About my libraryI've read and own considerably more than what's listed here but I'm only adding as I read, while sometimes deleting titles that prove forgettable. I average one or two books a month (15-20pgs in 30min is fast for me). For that reason I'm very careful about what I choose, which is probably (and happily) why I give so many positive reviews. Discounting the occasional impulsiveness, I can pretty much tell you the titles I'll be reading several months in advance.

5 stars = especially memorable (perfection not required)
4.5 stars = more than I expected, impressed me
4 stars = met my expectations, I recommend this one
3.5 stars = let me down in some minor way, not quite right
3 stars = disappointing, below expectations

If I read anything worse, you probably won't hear about it.

Groups501 Must-Read Books, All Writers Considered, Bestsellers over the Years, Book Listers UNITE!, Book reviewers, Canadian Bookworms, Canadian Literature, Cats, books, life is good., Famous voluminous novels, FantasyFansshow all groups

Favorite authorsIsaac Asimov, Simone de Beauvoir, Pierre Berton, Jorge Luis Borges, Thornton W. Burgess, Italo Calvino, Agatha Christie, James Clavell, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, Stephen R. Donaldson, Umberto Eco, Steven Erikson, E. M. Forster, Elizabeth Gaskell, Mark Helprin, Frank Herbert, Henry James, Gary Jennings, James Joyce, Guy Gavriel Kay, Harper Lee, George R. R. Martin, Ayn Rand, J. K. Rowling, Paul Scott, John Steinbeck, J. R. R. Tolkien, Paul O. Williams, Tad Williams, Gene Wolfe, Austin Tappan Wright (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAllison the Bookman, Bearly Used Books, Chapters - Kanata, Chapters - Pinecrest, Chapters - Sudbury, Coles - Northgate Square, The Owl Pen, Value Village

Favorite librariesNorth Bay Public Library

Favorite lists501 Must-Read Books, Best Fantasy Novels, Classics you know you should have read but probably haven't, Frequently sought stories - Name that Book group, Recommend the 20 best books you've read in the last five years

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LocationNorth Bay, Ontario, Canada

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Member sinceDec 14, 2007

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