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About meBook lover. Thrifter. Role-player. Slash supporter.
I enjoy playing videogames, watching genre shows on netflix and want to try anything having to do with arts and crafts. I love Doctor Who, Supernatural, and Buffy as well as a whole bunch of various anime. I used to collect comic books when I was younger but lost them all and I’ve just started getting back into them a little bit in compiled book form.
About my library
My library is made up of fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, art, crafts, home & garden, graphic novels, and manga for the most part, with a few here and there from various other small interests.
I have been actively collecting a personal library only over the last ten years and due to space problems had to cut back and be more selective about the types of books I have on my physical shelves, This lead to my buying a e-reader instead of buying paperbacks. I read mostly for pleasure so that is reflected in how I rate books. I tried to be as descriptive as I could with ratings listed.
Some notes about my library.
The tag R# equals number of times read (R1 for read once, R2 for read twice and so on). My "read but unowned" section contains all books that I've owned but have gotten rid of for some reason (given away, sold for space, or hated). I've not necessarily completed reading all of these books. I'll probably add library books there also at some point.
★: Unreadable for me. These are books that I can’t read for one reason or another, be it just confusingly bad plot or writing. I will not keep this book, likely did not finish it. In non-fiction, a book that was near useless to me.
★+: Un-enjoyable. Not necessarily unreadable but there is likely something here that kept breaking my suspension of disbelief or that I found repetitively annoying during reading. It is likely not something I even managed to finish.
★★: Mediocre. This was somewhat disappointing, I would describe this as a forgettable or boring sort of book with no or few interesting points to it. In non-fiction, a couple points had good information but not a decent resource.
★★+: Readable, but I would not recommend it to other people. This is likely not something that I would ever read a second time.
★★★: Acceptable. I liked the book, but it’s pretty middle-road. several interesting points and worth a read through. In non-fiction, a fairly decent resouce.
★★★+: Acceptable, Average but with some rather redeeming qualities; recommended with reservations.
★★★★: Good, recommended. I might of had some issues with this book but overall liked it. In non-fiction, covered the topic broadly, a lot of good information included.
★★★★+: Very Good, this is a book I greatly enjoyed. Not something I was necessarily in love with but pretty close.
★★★★★: One I loved in particular and couldn’t get enough of for some reason. If I could only take one box of books with me to move this would be one of them.
GroupsFantasy Forum, FantasyFans, The Green Dragon, Urban Fantasy, Vampire Fiction
Favorite authorsElizabeth Bear, Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Lynn Flewelling, Charlaine Harris, Sarah Monette, Anne Rice, Hiroaki Samura, Ayano Yamane (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Preston & Park, Lone Star Comics # 8
Favorite librariesPlano Public Library System // Maribelle M. Davis Library
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Member sinceJul 2, 2010
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