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Member: Xiguli

CollectionsYour library (1,171), Read but unowned (1), All collections (1,171)

Reviews11 reviews

Tagschildren's (79), illustrated (54), stories (31), thriftscore (25), read but not owned (22), promo (20), poetry (20), unread (18), boxed set (13), really oughta re-read (10) — see all tags

MediaNot set (4), Book (1,165), Paper Book (1,088), Audiobook (4), Ebook (1), Other (1)

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About meI can only spend so much time in self-absorbed documentation of my life.

About my librarySelf-absorbed documentation of my books, however, is a different story.

Too much stuff, that's what I have. Which means that if I own it, I probably either like it or haven't yet read it. So a rating of a mere three stars is meant to convey that it's a perfectly good book, worth reading. Four stars are for books I find amazing, that really opened up my mind or captured something exquisite. And 4.5-5 stars mean that a book is shamelessly beloved or was deeply formative and essential to my happiness. It doesn't mean I think it's great literature, since I'd say To the Lighthouse and The Monster at the end of this Book are both fives, but they're clearly very different kinds of accomplishments.

As a decade-long bookstore lackey, I checked out many, many books, often brand new releases. Since those had a time limit, that's what I read. But you can't work in a bookstore and not hand a chunk of your paycheck right back every week, so now I own a lot of books that will be enjoyed when their time is right.

GroupsGeeks who love the Classics, Girlybooks, Hands Across the Sea Book Club, Happy Heathens, National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo), Writer-readers

Favorite authorsLouisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Donald Barthelme, David Berman, Francesca Lia Block, Jorge Luis Borges, Anthony Browne, Italo Calvino, Raymond Chandler, Colette, Philip K. Dick, Dave Eggers, Jules Feiffer, Nikolai Gogol, Edward Gorey, Chuck Klosterman, L. M. Montgomery, Dorothy Parker, Sylvia Plath, Philip Pullman, Vladimir Radunsky, Anne Sexton, Shel Silverstein, Lane Smith, Tomi Ungerer, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAcequia Booksellers, Bird Song Used Books, Book Stop

Real nameLisa


Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/Xiguli (profile)
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Member sinceApr 23, 2006

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