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Member: KingRat

CollectionsYour library (1,632), Short Works (731), Digital copies (342), Borrowed (7), On Loan (4), To read (1,176), Currently reading (2), Read (1,232), Started not finished (18), Favorites (32), All collections (3,188)

Reviews601 reviews

Tagsfiction (2,420), in library (1,457), read (1,121), white author (851), not read (776), short story (706), science fiction (649), non-fiction (600), collection:short works (585), not in library (315) — see all tags

MediaNot set (706), Book (2,477), Paper Book (2,161), Audiobook (16), Ebook (13), Sound Recording (1), Other (4), Map (3), Calendar (1)

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Recommendations15 recommendations

About meI read at a young age.

About my libraryI generally try to tag books by category, genre, and subject generally following BISAC subject headings. However, this task is incomplete.

I have essentially two sets of collections. No book should be in two collections of the same set. If it is, I've made a mistake.

The first set is of all the books I have in my possession. Borrowed, Digital copies, and Your library. Borrowed are books from the library or friends, digital copies are e-books and audio downloads that could disappear in a hard drive crash, and Your library has all the books I have physical copies that aren't borrowed.

The second set are the collections that indicate if I've read it: Started not finished, read and owned, read but unowned, currently reading, and to read.

There's a little bit of intersection between the two. e.g, to read and read and owned should all be in your library or digital copies. I don't currently use wish list.

Pay very little attention to the ratings I enter for books. I use them so that the recommendation engine can take them into account. Two or less means I wasn't fond of the book. 2.5 to 3.5 is an okay but not great book. Four and above I liked bunches. Beyond that, whether something is worth 4.5 stars or 5 stars for example is pretty much a guess that depends on my mood that day.

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Favorite authorsRussell Banks, Octavia E. Butler, Ted Chiang, John Christopher, James Clavell, Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. Le Guin, China MiƩville (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresElliott Bay Book Company (Seattle), Michael's Books, Seattle Mystery Bookshop, Third Place Books, University Bookstore

Favorite librariesSeattle Public Library (Central Library)

Other favoritesTown Hall Seattle, Benaroya Hall


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Real namePhilip Weiss

LocationSeattle, Washington, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/KingRat (profile)
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Member sinceJul 24, 2006

Currently readingStreetlethal by Steven Barnes
Teach Yourself Swedish by Vera Croghan

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