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Tagsown (177), Own (106), Nonfiction (97), fiction (91), sci-fi (77), star trek (69), Read (43), Writing (42), science (41), fantasy (34) — see all tags

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About meMy name is Jessica and I’m a bibliophile. They say admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery but I don’t think it helps when you’re addicted to books. At least, I’ve conceded to being an addict for most of my life and I’m still a bibliophile. Despite my addiction, I’m still able to function in normal society. But then maybe I’m not addicted so much as in love. There’s a difference between being a bibliophile and a bibliomaniac. Bibliomania is a brand of obsessive compulsive disorder whereas Bibliophilia is an extreme hobby. Really it’s like comparing a raging alcoholic to a Saturday drunk. It’s all a matter of degrees.

To feed my addiction, I work as a demonstration assistant for the biology department at Purdue University. Think of this as like being a magician's assistant, except nobody saws me in half. I am also curator of our mold and bacteria collection.

About my libraryMy library is an eclectic mix of fiction and nonfiction. Many of my books are acquired from library sales which I anticipate with the same childish glee normally reserved for Christmas.

I collect old science books, writing guides, books about books and fiction with interesting cover art as well as science fiction, particularly those from the Star Trek franchise.

I can't get enough of speculative and interstitial fiction, particularly Kelly Link's short stories. If you haven't read Pretty Monsters, go NOW. Buy it. Read it. Love it.

GroupsAwful Lit., Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Books on Books, FantasyFans, Happy Heathens, Historical Fiction, Non-Fiction Readers, Rare, Old or Offbeat, Science Fiction Fans, Science!show all groups

Favorite authorsRichard Adams, Paul Collins, Lucrecia Guerrero, Kelly Link, Diane Setterfield (Shared favorites)


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Member sinceMay 1, 2008

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