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About meI didn't read much as a kid. Books were boring, and often difficult, but mostly I'd rather be doing other more exciting things like playing outside. And reading something considered challenging was definitely out of the question unless it was assigned. Even then I tried to avoid it. I remember my grade school teachers requiring us to borrow a library book once a week in the hopes of encouraging more reading, and I dutifully complied. What they didn't see was that I promptly returned the book upon leaving. Once the pressure was removed I discovered I rather enjoyed reading, and in a further twist of irony I eventually married a librarian. She goes by StefanieGeeks on LibraryThing.

These days I read or listen to 3-5 books per month, and nearly all of them are recommendations so if you have one let me know.

3 Most Recent 5-Star Ratings



3 Most Recent 4½-Star Ratings



My Top 5 from LibraryThing Early Reviewers

About my library★★★★★
I intend this rating to be thoughtfully given and deliberately rare. Good books are a treat but great books come alive in a way that nearly defies description. As my wife would say, "When I'm reading something this exciting, I don't want to do anything else." This is the arena of laughter, tears and dreams.

★★★★½
Books given this exceptional rating have moments approaching the sublime, and contain only minor problem areas if any. Their worth outshines any shortcomings, leaving you with an experience that inspires for months and years to come.

★★★★
This is a nebulous category for the majority of everything I read—a ratings equivalent of saying, "I liked it." A good read.

★★★½ or ★★★
Books earning one of these two ratings are usually worth finishing, but often have structural problems such as being somewhat incoherent, disjointed or dreadfully boring. The most common fault in my experience is a serious lack of brevity.

★★½ and less
Sometimes I start a book that just isn't up to quality. Or maybe it doesn't gel with me personally. These ratings vary between "good try" and "not for me" and "should not have been published." My time on this earth is short and there are too many other good books out there waiting to be discovered.

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Favorite authorsJosh Bazell, David Brooks, Orson Scott Card, Agatha Christie, Ernest Cline, Peter Allen David, Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Sam Harris, Stephen King, Jon Krakauer, Michael Lewis, Charles Murray, Patrick Rothfuss, J. K. Rowling, Carl Sagan, Craig Thompson (Shared favorites)

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Real nameDaniel Estes

LocationKansas City, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 13, 2010

Currently readingThe Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do by Judith Rich Harris
Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West by Hampton Sides
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe by Alan Hirshfeld
Dark Tower: The Gunslinger - The Way Station by Peter Allen David

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