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About meSWHetM (blah blah woof woof)

SCA: Joined in 1977, with a break 1998-early 2013 (Ian Jameson)
SF Fandom: Joined 1979, inactive since 1998.
MLS UArizona 1988, Chicago Public Library 1988-1994, Oregon Historical Society Library 1994-2000, some regional on-call 2001-2003ish
HAM Tech-class license April 2001, inactive

Not horribly active in anything these days, combination of ADD, Narcolepsy, SAD, allergies, arthritis, OCPD. if it weren't for my being innately cheerful I'd really be depressed, as it is a certain level of depression is unavoidable. So I read silly books, and feel better.

About my libraryMainly in boxes at this time, something about having just moved, which has resulted in *GASP* WEEDING the collection.

It's big, ok? 30yr+ runs of Astounding/Analog, F&SF, long runs of IASFM, Galaxy/IF, etc. Tons of SF/F books, significant amounts of Harlequin/Silhouette Romances ($0.49 @ local Goodwill made this *very* affordable!), significant European pre-1700 history/culture, large woodworking/homebuilding/maintenance collection, etc.

As I add items, it is brought home to me just how diverse my collections are, the breadth and depth; it really *is* a research library! Also how unique some of the items are. Which results in a fair number of manual entries, aided and abetted by my desire to use this as a partial insurance inventory [if I list it in here, I have it, and the edition matches].

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Favorite authorsLloyd Alexander, Jerome Beatty, Jr., Steven Brust, Lois McMaster Bujold, C. J. Cherryh, Peter Dickinson, Marie Ferrarella, Helene Hanff, Georgette Heyer, Barry Hughart, Muriel Jensen, Diana Wynne Jones, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Sorche nic Leodhas, Ellen Kindt McKenzie, Robin McKinley, Elizabeth Moon, Andre Norton, Tamora Pierce, H. Beam Piper, Dennis Schmidt, Sherwood Smith, Barbara Willard, Patricia C. Wrede, Carolyn Zane (Shared favorites)

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Real nameJohn Robert Mead

LocationTacoma, WA

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Member sinceJul 23, 2006

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Wonders never cease, someone else has _The Woods Behind the Barn_ :).
Thanks for the heads up on the Dennis Schmidt correction (it was/is an Amazon.com import error, but who knows how long it would have taken me to catch it?). I think the easiest way to find these errors is to examine the books that LT claims only you own, because I went from sole ownership of Mr. Schmidt's book to sharing it with 8 others after correcting the author name.

Also, you're definitely right about the difference(s) between Schmidt, Dennis and Schmitz, James H., but I like them both :)

Thanks again.
And just looked at your notes -- I've got a pretty good run of Astounding myself...

And I haven't even started on my research type books.
Correction made and thanks! I know there's a lot of weird stuff in this, I keep my primary information in Readerware, and clean that up as I go, but all I do here is export ISBNs for more recent material, and the initial import was around 4500 books. But it makes a nice backup and I think this has the potential to be an interesting community.
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