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CollectionsYour library (1,053), Read but unowned (562), Currently reading (6), Wishlist (28), ROOTS Read (98), ARC (96), Book Group Books (64), Library Book (90), Kindle (94), SantaThing Gifts (14), Short List (9), Get Self/Borrow (18), To Finish (4), Concord Free Press (3), Favorites (81), All collections (1,671)

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About meDay-to-Day: I am a lawyer, working for the courts. My job involves a lot of reading, researching, writing, reviewing, and of course analyzing law.

Interests: Aside from reading, I have a plethora of interests ranging from socializing to coffee drinking to hiking to singing (especially harmonizing) to cultural activities of all kinds to shopping to snow-boarding (just learning) to sporting events to ... Yes, I have a broad range of interests. I also greatly enjoy just sitting in front of the fireplace reading a book, lying in a hammock in the backyard reading a book, sitting in a hottub reading a book, going to coffee shops to read books, shopping for books, discussing books, reading about books, and thinking about books. I like books a lot. ;)

Specifically about books: I love books that are unique and inspired. I can forgive almost any writing style if the story is good enough. And I find that even the most beautiful writing cannot make up for a flat tale. I am open to suggestions and only wish I could find enough time to follow through on all of them. I have a tendency to choose speculative fiction and sci-fi when left completely to my own devices, but I am generally open to almost anything (see exceptions in "About my library," below).

Also, I really enjoy traveling and hope to someday see all of our states!

visited 40 states (80%)
Create your own visited map of The United States
These are the 10 I haven't yet been to/through: Vermont, Oregon, N. Dakota, N. Carolina, New Hampshire, Maine, Idaho, Arkansas, Alaska, and Alabama

About my libraryEclectic. I like to have and read a little of almost everything. I am willing to read pretty much anything (especially if it comes recommended highly enough) *except* for porn, mindless romance, and rape-fantasies or anything nearing there. In perusing my library, you will find mostly fiction with a strong influence of sci-fi, fantasy, and magical realism. You will also find "drama" (real-life type novels), mystery (both literary and cozy), thrillers, historical fiction, young adult, children's, cookbooks, memoirs, history, law, latin american literature, russian literature, other-country-literature, etc.

Groups2015 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), 2016 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), 2017 ROOT (READ OUR OWN TOMES), All Writers Considered, ARC Junkies, Early Reviewers, Gothic Novels, One LibraryThing, One Book, Reviews of Early Reviewers Books, ROOT - 2014 Read Our Own Tomesshow all groups

Favorite authorsTed Dekker, Charles Dickens, Philip Roth, J. K. Rowling, Matt Ruff, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jeff VanderMeer (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBird Song Used Books, Bookworks

Favorite librariesErnie Pyle Library


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Real nameA. Allen


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Member sinceJun 27, 2007

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