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Member: beniowa

CollectionsYour library (1,243)

Reviews1 review

TagsFantasy (423), Science Fiction (345), Tor (116), Mystery (99), Humor (93), Signed (86), Bantam (71), Fiction (67), Dragonlance (64), Urban Fantasy (64) — see all tags

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About meI'm a young professional living in Coralville, Iowa.

About my libraryI've been an avid reader ever since I was a kid. As I grew older, I started with science fiction and then eventually I worked my way into fantasy through Dragonlance. Most of my collection is fantasy and scifi, however, I also have a wide variety of other books. I just have one problem: I buy books faster than I can read them. Which of course means I have hundreds sitting around waiting to be read. If they are listed here that means I've read them and I'll add the rest when I get around to them. But seeing how I keep buying more it'll probably take forever.

"I was put on Earth to read a certain number of books. Right now I am so far behind I will never die."

GroupsFantasyFans, Historical Fiction, Iowans who LibraryThing, Midwest Writers/Readers, Science Fiction Fans, The Riyria Revelations, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsBen Aaronovitch, Daniel Abraham, Paolo Bacigalupi, Lauren Beukes, Tobias S. Buckell, Jim Butcher, C. J. Cherryh, Lindsey Davis, Guy Gavriel Kay, Paul Kearney, Scott Lynch, George R. R. Martin, China MiƩville, K. J. Parker, Terry Pratchett, Christopher Priest, Catherynne M. Valente, Howard Waldrop, Chris Wooding (Shared favorites)


LocationCoralville, Iowa

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJan 3, 2007

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You should give it another go, Killing Rites was pure awesomeness. It was one of my top reads last year and was on par with the best of The Dresden Files (excluding Changes).
Ben, have you really not read Killing Rites, yet? You need to get on that!
You are EVERYWHERE, dude!!! :>) Good to see you here.
Cool library! You and I are on the same reading wavelength, methinks, with the same buying to reading ratio "problem."

I happened upon your library by deciding to see who else owned Fenrir by M.D. Lachlan and I will be coming back to see what else you own that I may have missed, to further my endless quest to bankrupt myself via book collecting. Right now I'm taking a break from assembling the second of four bookcases I just bought so I can spread out the 500-ish books that are currently on top and in front of others in my current bookcases. The 500 books should fill 3 of the bookcases and leave me one to expand into for a while.

Well, that's probably more information than you really cared about, so I'll leave you with a recommendation for Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence; I thought it was a pretty good read and I suspect you'd like it.

Take it easy,
Thanks, Ben. I ordered it yesterday.
Oh, I would buy it too if I found it :) And add yet another book to my TBR pile - and, I suppose, add a year or two to my life ;)
"I was put on Earth to read a certain number of books. Right now I am so far behind I will never die."

Haha XD Couldn't have said it better!
I know, I know... I always seem to put off short fiction for long. I also haven't read Gaiman's Fragile Things, Buckell's Tides of the New Worlds, Abraham's Leviathan Wept, GRRM: A Retrospective, or Warriors.

Although now that I've been shamed, I'll have to read it.
What did you think the flaws of the first book were?

I did a review and the guy wrote back to me...
Thanks for the add, ben. Cheers!
Of course you may add me as a friend! :)
Hey, Ben! Get ready for snow :)
I took both of the modern Britain classes he taught and a readings class.
You have the Briggs history of Britain, 1783-1867? Did you take Cox's class??
*laughs* I didn't realize anyone else knew the Tower series existed :)
Thanks for the link.
Just wandering past from Talk. I like the quote on your profile. DO you knwo who its from?
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