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Member: Helcura

CollectionsYour library (4,989), eBooks (805), Audiobooks (83), Dead Tree Books (64), Read but unowned (748), Video (151), Vintage (25), On Loan (16), Free Range (6), Favorites (1), To read (69), Wishlist (103), All collections (5,797)

Reviews246 reviews

Tagscomics (1,635), SF (923), comic strips (631), Kindle (474), imported (433), DPL (404), Cartoons (356), Fantasy (327), manga (309), Mystery (300) — see all tags

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Recommendations9 recommendations

About my libraryI'm a big reader of cartoons, comic strips and speculative fiction. I'm starting to become very fond of manga as well. Then there's my frivolous side, which enjoys neuropsychology, archeology, paleontology, geology, general medicine, biology and classic natural science.

Reviews and Ratings: I've started using a new system for reviews and ratings, but things are pretty mixed up right now as I've not switched everything over, so it's not 100% accurate:

5 stars - Major favorite. Worth owning and reading over and over
4.5 stars - Favorite. Worth owning and re-reading.
4.0 stars - Worth owning.
3.5 stars - Worth reading more than once, but you can let the library store it for you.
3.0 stars - Worth reading once.
2.5 stars - Worth reading if you're particularly interested in the topic.
2.0 stars - Not really worth reading, unless you're stuck in an airport waiting for a late flight.
1.5 stars - Only read if it will be covered on the exam.
1.0 stars - You'll be sorry, and your eyes will burn.
0.5 stars - Abominable. For the goddess' sake don't go in there!

As to reviews, I generally just put opinions in reviews, and leave synopses for the description field.

Tags: Right now, I'm using SF as a generic tag for speculative fiction. I hope to eventually go through the entire library and add more specific tags. Same goes for Comics, which includes cartoons, comic strips, webcomics, etc.

GroupsAfrican/African American Literature, Ancient History, Archaeology, Australian LibraryThingers, BDSM Bibliophiles, Bioethics, Book Arts, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Cartoons, Colorado Bibliophilesshow all groups

Favorite authorsCat Adams, C. T. Adams, Garrison Allen, Patricia Briggs, Fred Gallagher, Morgan Hawke, Mohammed Jones, Robin McKinley, Cherise Sinclair, Thorne Smith (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresCapitol Hill Books, Fireside Books and Coffee, Tattered Cover Book Store - Colfax Avenue (Denver), Tattered Cover Book Store - Historic LoDo, The Book Rack: Denver, CO

Favorite librariesDenver Public Library - Central Library, Denver Public Library - Virginia Village Branch Library

Other favoritesMileHiCon 2011

Favorite publishersOrbit Books

Also onAmazon, Craftster, delicious, Facebook, Pinterest, WikiThing (LT)

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LocationDenver, Colorado, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJan 17, 2007

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just got back from my holiday abroad...really glad you liked my picks :)

"I feel a little bit like my cat when presented with more than one bowl of food..."

LOL enjoy!
Hello Helcura, just curious... You have an image titled 'board and bracket bookshelves' Can I ask, is this a term in common use in the USA? I can't find it in any sort of widespread use on the internet, which is odd because it describes 'what it is' so well. I was wondering if you constructed it (the phrase rather than the bookshelves!) yourself, or heard it in conversation.

Just by way of explanation, I have been putting together some notes on various types of bookcase construction and looking for some generic term to describe this kind of shelving system. Your phrase fits the bill perfectly. Hope to hear from you, best regards, Nandadevi (John Mack).
Thank you very much for choosing my Santa Thing books. I really appreciate it!
Thank you, I hope you enjoy the books :) I was really nervous picking them, because the genres you were asking for were way, way outside my area of expertise. But I thought they looked cool, and we have a lot of other books in common, so I hope they're entertaining and interesting!
From one of your reviews... "Unlike most postmodernist literature, this book is only half crap."

Thank you, thank you for stating a simple truth few will say aloud, and for making me laugh.
New Erotica book Review blog.

I am looking to gain followers.

If you are interested please visit

If you follow, I will follow back.

Do you still have bookmark files? Someone was asking for them... looks like the University of Denver account no longer exists... I believe you could now upload them directly into the wiki.

Thank you. He will be missed.
I hope you will enjoy both books. I don't normally read books on that particular topic, but from the descriptions they both sound so good, I might have to. Happy Holidays!

-Literary Feline
Thank you for you recommendation for my Secret Santa! I can't tell you how much I appreciate it (her tastes are foreign to me!). I also added Isis by Clegg, bringing the total to just under $25. :o)
...In the meantime, your method makes good use of the benefits of LT. Putting a code in the title (e.g. "Movie Vampire Vixens" or "DVD Vampire Vixens" might help on the combining end, if more people start adding their movie libraries to LT.

I probably should do that; it wouldn't be that hard, because they are all tagged "movie". Sounds like a project.
I notice on your WikiThing page you're having trouble displaying URIs without getting them truncated. I've finally figured out that you have to embed HTML to stop the format being recognised. There are some hints and tips on my profile page.
Thanks for your thoughts. I think this author may well improve with experience as well. However, I found Jennifer Wingert, Linnea Sinclair and Sandra MacDonald to have stronger first novels in that general category, all of which are pretty lightweight for sf from a woman's point of view. I definitely like seeing more and more of these coming, although wish they could get out of the romance tropes more to find their own strong fusion. Thanks again for commenting.
LOL--you are too kind! Thank you! ::blushing:: If only I could manage to get it done for all of my books. Or even most of them. But alas, time has been spotty, and LT's multifarious (a word that I love in part because of its phonetic next-door-ness to "nefarious") updates have made my home 'puter very froggy and uncooperative when it comes to updating. But I figure if I'm gonna tag, i'm gonna tag! : ) I find it useful when it comes to going back through books I've read in search of something, which I do more often than I should, I expect.

One thing I need to do before things get too much worse is add rudimentary tags to the items in my wishlist account. If only to help myself when it comes to shopping. : )
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