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Member: archerygirl

CollectionsYour library (888), Currently reading (6), To read (193), Comics (borrowed) (50), Comics - to read (7), Comics (owned) (50), Favorites (54), Magazines (38), Kindle - to read (59), Kindle (263), On loan (2), Owned but sold (3), Read but unowned (88), Wishlist (281), All collections (1,551)

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About meI'm a mumble-something geek with an unfortunate addiction to the written word. I've been reading since a teacher showed me how cool it was that the words "A red ball" matched the picture above them. I was initially sceptical about the reading thing because my father had done such a great job of reading books to me, but was won over by the red ball and final, exciting ending where I could identify Roger Red Hat.

The first book that I can clearly remember was "Where the Wild Things Are", but the book that shaped my young reading mind was "The Hobbit".

LibraryThing appeals because I can catalogue my books, export them into Excel for easier ticking off when I move house and find other people with a similar book addiction.

About my libraryMy library is constantly expanding out of its bookshelf space, despite my frequent vows not to buy more books. It's weighted towards the fantasy end of the fiction genres, but there is some sci-fi, crime, historical novels, childrens books and the odd classic. The non-fiction section is rather computer heavy (hazards of my profession), but I'm interested in medieval history, writing and media theory so it's not *all* computers. I'm trying to be logical in cataloging my library on here, working through the shelves in order, but it could take a while :-) It's not helped by my tendency to keep buying more books and reading them rather than inputting all the books that I already own!

As of August 2008 all my books had been catalogued, which means anything new on the list is a new book. As that showed up me buying 23 new books in three months, that may not be such a good thing...

My thread for the 75 books in 2011 group can be found here:

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, Amazon's Kindle, Bikes and Bicycles, Cycles, Cyclists and Bikers, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, British & Irish Children's Fictionshow all groups

Favorite authorsBen Aaronovitch, Jane Austen, Mary Balogh, Elizabeth Bear, Elinor M. Brent-Dyer, Lois McMaster Bujold, Gail Carriger, KJ Charles, Agatha Christie, Aliette de Bodard, Diane Duane, Jasper Fforde, Lynn Flewelling, Mary Robinette Kowal, Mercedes Lackey, Seanan McGuire, Courtney Milan, Naomi Novik, Tamora Pierce, Terry Pratchett, Brandon Sanderson, Noel Streatfeild, J. R. R. Tolkien, Connie Willis, Jacqueline Winspear (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBlackwell's Oxford, Chapters - Mic Mac, Dartmouth Book Exchange, Forbidden Planet - London, Foyles, Hatchards, John W. Doull Bookseller, Strange Adventures, The Cottage Bookshop, Waterstones London (Piccadilly)

Favorite librariesHazlemere Library, High Wycombe Library, Woodlawn branch (Halifax Public Libraries), Woodlawn Public Library

Favorite lists2016 Hugo Eligible Novels, Top Five Books of 2013


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Real nameKatherine Jay

LocationNova Scotia, Canada

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/archerygirl (profile)
/catalog/archerygirl (library)

Member sinceDec 19, 2006

Currently readingThe Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000, 2nd Edition (The Making of Europe) by Peter Brown
Mi6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service, 1909-1949 by Keith Jeffery
The Library: A World History by James W. P. Campbell
Russian History: A Very Short Introduction by Geoffrey Hosking
Sorcerer to the Crown (A Sorcerer Royal Novel) by Zen Cho
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