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Member: FicusFan

CollectionsYour library (6,982), Currently reading (17), Still Reading (7), To read (2,121), Read (193), Oops (5), Read 2014 (84), Read 2013 (131), Read 2012 (46), Read 2011 (55), Read 2010 (150), Read 2009 (149), Read 2008 (97), Book Groups (400), Book Group - Fiction (166), Reading Unknown (9), Untagged Books (3,231), Stinkers (160), Reference (62), Duplicates (48), Quit (30), All collections (6,982)

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Tagsfiction (3,255), TBR (2,119), SFF (1,521), mystery (872), historical (728), read (574), modern day (538), March 24 (535), non-fiction (478), fantasy (469) — see all tags

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About meAvid Reader. Favorite reads are historical fiction, sf/f, mystery, world fiction, history, science, memoirs.

Love cats, chocolate, Scuba Diving, Foreign Travel and the New England Patriots - not necessarily in that order.

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Lost in a Good Book


Completed Reading Table by Quarter


What I am Reading Now:



The Imperfectionists
By Tom Rachman



The Devil of Great Island
By Emerson W. Baker



The Sound of Building Coffins
By Louis Maistros

Still Reading

Justinian's Flea
by William Rosen

The Complete Stories of Truman Capote
by Truman Capote

The Lion of Saint Mark
by G.A. Henty

Cork Boat: A True Story of the Unlikeliest Boat Ever Built
by John Pollack

Recently Completed Reading:



Picking Cotton
By Jennifer Thompson-Cannino



Children of the Street
By Kwei Quartey



Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows



Kage
By John Donohue



A Dance With Dragons
By George R.R. Martin


My Wishlist


My Wishlist Account: imaginaryFicus


2010 100 Book Challenge Thread



2009 100 Book Challenge Thread


***** Quit 2009 *********

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith

The Last of the Angels
by Fadhil al-Azzawi
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***** Quit 2010 *********

Sky People
by S.M. Stirling
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***** Quit 2011 *********
A Place of My Own
By Michael Pollan
Their Eyes Were Watching God
By Zora Neale Hurston
The Winner Stands Alone
By Paulo Coelho
Let The Great World Spin
By Colum McCann
Agaat
By Marlene Van Niekerk

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About my libraryI joined LibraryThing in July '06. Since then I have been adding only the new books I buy, and the older books that I read. I have over 5,000 books cataloged on an Access Data Base, and having to put tags on them all is a daunting task. I may do it at some point.

I have been cataloging my books on Access since about 2001. Besides my own books I have the books of both my parents (deceased) in my library. I grew up with a library in the house, though my parents didn't catalog theirs.

Update 2007: I have started to add my book catalog to my on-Line account. I am adding them a letter at a time (author's last name). I am up to "P" as of the end of July. I still add the new books I buy, but am working my way slowly through my older books.

Update: 2008: Still adding the old books. So far I am up to the letter "T", so I should finish soon if keep at it, and don't have anymore printer/internet problems. Now if only they would fit in my house as easily as they fit on these pages :)

Update April 2008: I have finally uploaded all the books in my library (except for my un-cataloged box; kept because of my irrational fear that something bad will happen if I am ever completely done.)

Now I am working on getting everything spiffy. Love the series function. Still not ready to start the tagging project.

Update 2009: While my books have all been on LT since 2008, I only started seriously using all the features in the summer of 2008. Specifically doing reviews, and entering both starting and ending reading dates.

I also forgot to update books that I had read in the early part of the year (2008). Starting in January 2009, I have gone back and marked those 'Read' that I have missed (added Tags, Stars, and Date Ended). I have the date read from my Access Database, though I only record month and year.

LT requires day, so I have arbitrarily picked the first day of the month as the completion date. Obviously I could not have read all the books listed on the same day. So please note that most Ending Dates in 2008 that are the first of the month are simply place holders for completion sometime in the that month.

Update 2010: I am going to try some group reads this year.


Of Course There is Always Room For More ...
Why Can't My Home Have Virtual Shelves ?


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What Type of Reader Are You?
Your Result: The Fantastical Reader
You enjoy reading about adventures and fantasy. Nothing is too unbelievable for you!
Magical creatures and hidden secrets just make a plot even more compelling.

Result Breakdown:
60% The Fantastical Reader
44% The Down-to-Earth Reader
40% The Mysterious Reader
40% The Master Reader
20% The Fun Reader
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In which Game of Thrones house do you belong? Your Result: You belong in HOUSE STARK - Winter is Coming

House Stark is the most influential and notable power in the North. From their stronghold at Winterfell, the Starks guard the old ways against the dishonourable and fractious houses of the Seven Kingdoms. Their devotion to honour and the old gods wins them few friends in the court of King’s Landing and beyond, but this very same dedication to tradition commands respect from the lords of the North. Those Northmen who bend the knee to Eddard Stark have been hard won with respect, devotion, and justice. His sons show signs that they too will be well-respected and beloved leaders in the North upon ascending to the lordship of this enduring and storied house.



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Groups100 Books in 2009 Challenge, 100 Books in 2010 Challenge, 100 Books in 2011, Alexander the Great, All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans, All Things New England, Ancient Egypt, Ancient History, Anglophiles, Archaeologyshow all groups

Favorite authorsWilhelmina Baird, Nancy Baker, Robert T. Bakker, Don Bassingthwaite, Elizabeth Bear, Brendan Behan, Anne Bishop, Gillian Bradshaw, Christine Brennan, Bob Brier, Poppy Z. Brite, Tedy Bruschi, Lois McMaster Bujold, John Burdett, Jim Butcher, Octavia E. Butler, Richard Lee Byers, L. Sprague de Camp, Orson Scott Card, Jeanne Cavelos, Ann Chamberlin, Suzy McKee Charnas, C. J. Cherryh, James Clavell, Barbara Cleverly, Nancy A. Collins, Storm Constantine, Julie E. Czerneda, Kara Dalkey, James F. David, MaryJanice Davidson, Lindsey Davis, Samuel R. Delany, J. M. Dillard, Allen Drury, Gerald Durrell, P. N. Elrod, Janet Evanovich, Nancy Farmer, Mick Farren, David Feintuch, Jasper Fforde, Lynn Flewelling, Michael Flynn, Leslie Forbes, Mark Del Franco, Valerie J. Freireich, C. S. Friedman, Stephen Fry, Brad Geagley, Pauline Gedge, Roberta Gellis, Mary Gentle, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Phyllis Gotlieb, Robert Graves, Simon R. Green, Jim Grimsley, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Tate Hallaway, Barbara Hambly, Laurell K. Hamilton, Kim Harrison, Mo Hayder, Gillian Rubinstein, Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Georgette Heyer, Joey W. Hill, Cecelia Holland, Tanya Huff, Walter H. Hunt, Charlie Huston, Marie Jakober, Tove Jansson, Gary Jennings, Gwyneth Jones, J. V. Jones, Dara Joy, M. M. Kaye, Guy Gavriel Kay, Frances Parkinson Keyes, Elizabeth Knox, Sally Kohonoski, Ellen Kushner, Donna Leon, Simon Levack, Morgan Llywelyn, Karin Lowachee, Eric Van Lustbader, Elizabeth A. Lynn, George R. R. Martin, John Masters, Susan R. Matthews, Colleen McCullough, Mil Millington, Elizabeth Moon, Christopher Moore, Richard Morgan, Janet Morris, Haruki Murakami, Linda Nagata, Sharan Newman, Audrey Niffenegger, Larry Niven, Albert Noyer, I.J. Parker, Severna Park, Eliot Pattison, Sharon Kay Penman, Marge Piercy, Ricardo Pinto, Sylvia Plath, Terry Pratchett, John Preston, Ian Rankin, Kathy Reichs, Mary Renault, Lane Robins, Madeleine E. Robins, Laura Joh Rowland, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Mary Doria Russell, Sean Russell, Geoff Ryman, Marella Sands, Steven Saylor, David Sedaris, Anya Seton, Susan Shwartz, Dan Simmons, Wm. Mark Simmons, Susan Sizemore, Joan Slonczewski, E. E. Smith, Martin Cruz Smith, Wen Spencer, Nancy Springer, John Steinbeck, Jennifer Stevenson, Sean Stewart, Kyle Stone, S. Andrew Swann, S. C. Sykes, Amy Tan, Cecilia Tan, Judith Tarr, Karen E. Taylor, Sheri S. Tepper, Jeffrey Thomas, Will Thomas, Carol Thurston, Sue Townsend, Karen Traviss, Peter Watts, Liz Williams (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresAnnie's Book Stop, Annie's Book Stop, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Nashua, Borders - Nashua, Mori Books - Just Read Books, New England Mobile Book Fair, Pandemonium Books and Games, Toadstool Bookshop - Milford

Favorite librariesNashua Public Library

Other favoritesReadercon 21, Boskone 47 @ Westin Waterfront Boston, Hotel, Arisia 2011

Favorite publishersAngry Robot, Orbit Books

Homepagehttp://ficusfan.livejournal.com/

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Member sinceJul 23, 2006

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