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CollectionsYour library (246), Favorites (14), All collections (246)

Reviews246 reviews

Tagsfantasy (57), 501 Must-Read (56), classic (47), sci-fi (23), sequel (20), young adult (20), history (16), historical fiction (12), Malazan (10), biography (9) — see all tags

MediaBook (243), Paper Book (227), Audiobook (1), Ebook (9), Unknown (3)

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Recommendations80 recommendations

About me42, married male sci-fi/fantasy reader who also enjoys history (fiction and non-fiction) and the classics. I generally value sheer entertainment over other qualities, but I've a rapidly growing appreciation for good technique.

My primary goal for maintaining this profile is a personal memory aid (I can always use more of those), but I'm also fond of making lists in general so this helps feed that obsession. It records what I've been reading (regardless of whether I borrowed or own it).

About my libraryI've read and own considerably more than what's listed here but I'm only adding as I read, while deleting anything that proves forgettable. I average one or two books a month. 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 pretty much know what I'll be reading several months in advance.

Five stars = very impressed, one of the best I've read
Four stars = met expectations; I will recommend this one
Three stars = a bit disappointing, take it or leave it
Two stars = very disappointing, regret reading
One star = (I won't read these; life's too short)

Groups501 Must-Read Books, All Writers Considered, Bestsellers over the Years, Book Listers UNITE!, Book reviewers, Canadian Bookworms, Famous voluminous novels, FantasyFans, Geeks who love the Classics, Historical Fictionshow all groups

Favorite authorsIsaac Asimov, Pierre Berton, Jorge Luis Borges, Thornton W. Burgess, Italo Calvino, Jacqueline Carey, Agatha Christie, James Clavell, Charles Dickens, Stephen R. Donaldson, Umberto Eco, Steven Erikson, E. M. Forster, Mark Helprin, Frank Herbert, Henry James, Gary Jennings, James Joyce, Guy Gavriel Kay, Harper Lee, Ayn Rand, Michael Scott Rohan, J. K. Rowling, Paul Scott, Robert Silverberg, Dan Simmons, John Steinbeck, J. R. R. Tolkien, Tad Williams, Alette Willis (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAllison the Bookman, Chapters - Kanata, Chapters - Pinecrest, Chapters - Sudbury, Coles - Northgate Square, Gulliver's Quality Books and Toys, Second Story Books, The Book Market - Bell's Corners

Favorite librariesNorth Bay Public Library

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationNorth Bay, Ontario, Canada

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 14, 2007

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