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CollectionsYour library (1,042), Wishlist (313), Currently reading (6), To read (90), To Read AGAIN (9), Read but unowned (15), Favorites (15), Writing/Editing (36), Language (6), Korean Writers (21), Japanese Writers (40), Religion (7), Sports (4), Collectible (First Ed, Autographed) (10), Graphic Novel/Comic (12), Christopher Moore (18), Terry Pratchett (44), Neil Gaiman (7), Dean Koontz (8), Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire (10), A. Lee Martinez (3), Carl Hiaasen (9), Dresden Files (9), X-Files (7), Sano Ichiro (17), Area 51 (10), Noel Hynd (5), Robert B. Parker (1), James Bond (2), Hard Crime (24), Haruhi Suzumiya (10), The Remaining (4), Archer Mayor (6), Oliver Pötzsch (5), Tim Dorsey (6), Listened on Audio Book (only) (18), Need to Review (2), Review/No Obligation (5), Reviewer Book Not Received (4), Started to Read but Couldn't Finish... (1), Books I got rid of... (31), Books I wrote... (1), All collections (1,410)

Reviews48 reviews

TagsKindle (40), Steampunk (26), Light Novel (19), Zombies (9), Shamisen (1), Manga (1), Zombie (1), Jack McKinney (1), Sherlock Holmes (1), Short Story (1) — see all tags

MediaNot set (3), Book (1,416), Paper Book (974), Audiobook (7), Ebook (432)

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Recommendations33 recommendations

About meReader, writer, dreamer, Shamisen lover/player (三味線)

Rest in Peace Sir Terry Pratchett (12 March 2015). From the Carpet People, to Disc World, to Good never disappointed. We will all miss you and your creative genius.

I am wondering why people reviewing books here and on other websites feel obligated to give 4 or 5 star reviews to books that deserve 1 or 2 stars. Many times I have asked myself, "Am I reading the same book this person reviewed???" Give an HONEST are not helping other readers or the author by inflating your rating to save people's feelings from being hurt. If an author wants good ratings, he/she should write a good book/story. Put time into it, don't just throw an e-book up on Amazon because you can...
I find myself wishing for the days when authors had to struggle to get a publishing house to even look at their manuscript. Now anyone with a computer can be a "published author". Are there some first-time e-book author success stories? YES, of course...but they did it the RIGHT way, they probably at least edited their work.

About my libraryMy STAR Ratings:
1.5 - Horrible
2 - Pretty Dang Bad
2.5 - OK
3 - Decent
3.5 - Pretty Good
4 - Really Good
4.5 - Awesome
5 - One of the Best!

GroupsAll Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, British & Irish Crime Fiction, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Historical Mysteries, Hogwarts Express, Japanese Culture, Korean Authors and Literature, Post-apocalyptic Literature, Steampunkshow all groups

Favorite authorsMr. Kyle M Abbott, Renni Browne, John le Carré, James Church, P.C. Doherty, Alan Gordon, Keigo Higashino, Brian Jacques, Natsuo Kirino, Seanan McGuire, Miyuki Miyabe, Christopher Moore, Yi Munyol, Ryū Murakami, Robert B. Parker, Laura Joh Rowland, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ko Un (Shared favorites)

Favorite publishersAngry Robot, Orbit Books

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Member sinceApr 8, 2012

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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Loups-Garous (Novel) by Natsuhiko Kyogoku
Enter the Saint (The Saint Series) by Leslie Charteris
Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It by Gabriel Wyner
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