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About meA Warrior and a Scholar.
It's pretty obvious my primary reasons for reading are escapist, rather than intellectual. These days I spend most of my time reading fanfiction online. It's never ending and doesn't take up much space, except possibly on my hard drive for favorites I don't want to disappear. A lot of books are available online now too. After my run in with the limitations of paper, I'm a bit more inclined to favor electronic books, however, I'm still waiting for them to work the bugs out and bring down the price before I indulge in that particular piece of modern technology.
I find it amusing that my lifelong dream for a software version of the card catalog has finally come true, with many improvements. Not to mention that the new ebooks are very similar to a little device I imagined as a girl; one that would allow me to read books on a compact screen no matter where on earth I happened to be, via satellite (was my reasoning at the time). Considering that laptops were a new commodity then, current technology surpasses certain aspects of my imagined Petal (Portable Library), though they haven't gotten around to including fingerprint security technology in the package. I suppose it really isn't necessary for just an ebook however. I'm still waiting for a true internet electronic library though. There are quite a few things that come close, but nothing as extensive as I'd envisioned... yet.
About my libraryThis is my personal library, considerably pared down from my younger days, more suitable for apartment living. Also, a recent run in with the foxing mildew, presumably due to conditions in my old apartment has cut down on the numbers even further. I also donated a lot of books before moving that I hadn't read in many years. If only I'd known about bookswap.com then! So I'm left with my favorite fantasy novels, a lot of childrens books and mostly stuff with a nostalgia factor.
LocationMission Viejo, CA
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Member sinceMay 19, 2010