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CollectionsYour library (259), Favorites (14), All collections (259)

Reviews259 reviews

Tagsclassic (80), 501 Must-Read (69), fantasy (68), non-fiction (37), sequel (37), sci-fi (30), young adult (29), modern fiction (25), historical fiction (20), history (14) — see all tags

MediaBook (259), Paper Book (229), Audiobook (1), Ebook (23)

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Recommendations91 recommendations

About me42, married male sci-fi/fantasy fan who also enjoys history (fiction and non-fiction) and the classics. 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), 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).

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.

Five stars = very impressed, one of the best I've read. Doesn't have to be perfect.
Four stars = met my expectations; I will recommend this one.
Three stars = a bit disappointing, take it or leave it.

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, 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, Joseph Conrad, 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, Gene Wolfe (Shared favorites)

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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

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LocationNorth Bay, Ontario, Canada

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 14, 2007

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