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About meHowdy. I like books.
I used to read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy, but I'm trying to branch out.
I don't read much nonfiction, but I would like to.
(I find myself drawn to pretentious lists of 'greatest books,' though I often find that they are rather limited in scope and really favor old white dudes.)
About my libraryI have mostly added all my books - there's a few shelves that have been neglected.
I'm tired of experiencing that horrible brainfog when I can remember that I read a book, and something about it, but not enough useful things (like the title or perhaps the author) to be able to actually identify it. So I catalog all the books I read - ILL books, ebooks, and audiobooks included.
My physical organizations scheme is mostly 'wherever there is room.'
I am learning to let go of books that are not that great.
I have to stop going to book sales.
Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Terry Pratchett (Shared favorites)
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceJan 6, 2011
Currently readingGravity's Rainbow (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Thomas Pynchon
The Annotated Lolita: Revised and Updated by Vladimir Nabokov
The Best of Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, The Hunting of the Snark, A Tangled Tale, Phantasmagoria, Nonsense from Letters) by Lewis Carroll
The Complete Poems: Anne Sexton by Anne Sexton
Corelli's Mandolin: A Novel by Louis de Bernieres
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