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CollectionsTo read (58), not yet released (4), Ordered (1), Currently reading (5), Your library (476), ebooks (126), ebooks to read (23), audiobooks (59), Read but unowned (206), Wishlist (35), star trek (76), AR (458), not in recommendations (52), All collections (1,298)

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About my libraryI am attempting to put in everything that I've read and I currently have or has passed through my library over the years.

All the books in the 'my library' folder are the ones actually sitting on my shelves; the ones that I've felt strongly enough about that I've kept. Stuff in the 'read but unowned' folder are the books that I've read but I don't have on my shelves anymore for whatever reason that I had for moving them on to better homes. The books in the 'wishlist' are those that I have to get around to buying some day.

The books that are only in the 'AR' folder are my brother's and I haven't read them.

My rating system:
5 * Loved it. Why aren't more books like this? Doesn't mean that the book is a work of art, just that I enjoyed it
4 * enjoyed it a lot, good way to waste time
3 * meh, was ok, didn't hate it but didn't love it
2 * didn't like it, I want that time back
1 * really didn't like it, it was bad, would never recommend it. I can't believe I paid for this and wasted my time.
1/2 * argh!! The stupid, it burns! Really, really hated it. Only rating it so you know how much I hated it. Probably didn't even finish it.

GroupsFeminist SF, Science Fiction Fans

Favorite authorsJoe Haldeman, Dan Simmons, Peter Watts, Sean Williams (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresGalaxy Bookshop, Infinitas

LocationSydney, Australia

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJan 29, 2010

Currently readingThe Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, 1) by Patrick Ness
Unfettered: Tales By Masters of Fantasy by Shawn Speakman (Editor)
The Nekropolis Archives by Tim Waggoner
The Outsorcerer's Apprentice by Tom Holt

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Thank you so much for the books! Three are by authors that I've been meaning to read but have not yet got around to. I'm sure the other is good as well, I've just not heard of them. Anyway, thanks and merry christmas!
Thank you for taking the time to pick the books too. And, great literature... to that I say pffftttt :).... I was a Creative Writing major in college and so had to take a boatload of English Lit. classes, so I read enough 'great' (some of which I thought were terrible) literature in those four years to last a lifetime.

Now I'm gonna read mediocre literature, and tons and tons of genre literature. Most of which generally gets poo-poo'ed as 'bad', but, I've found that there are a ton of mid-level authors out there who are just as awesome as the 'great' authors too. They just don't write... literature, they write mysteries, or romance, or science fiction/fantasy.

Now to try and savor the books, and not jump into them right, right, right away (the pile of library books helps in that regard :))
Thanks for your suggestion on my SantaThing page, I'm going to track down The Courier's New Bicycle some point soon!
I'm very happy you enjoy your books. You can see on your Santa page what is the third book, but you also can keep it a surprise. You'll find some suggestions in your santa page and i have some more i have asked some little help :)
Woo! You picked awesome books!! Thank you so much. (When I logged on today and saw that it was you who chose for me I realized, yep, that's why they were so good... :)

I'm very excited to get Elegy, I loved it the first time, and the second, and the third time I read it, so, I'm probably gonna read it more than once, and now that I own it, other people can take it out from the library... :)

I believe that they got Battle Scars for me instead of 13 Hours, but, O'Brien is awesome, so, excited to read that one for the first time too. (and then go find 13 hours as well as the others you mentioned in the comment).

And, I very much like mysteries, so Blind Curves should be very interesting. From the blurb about the book it sounds it for sure.

Have you been to www.stopyourekillingme.com. They update a lot and have awesome lists. Genre lists, like all the forensic mysteries, or the police or PI mysteries, they also have a list of places where books take place not just in the US, but other countries as well, and I think they have a diversity list as well. I mostly use it to read the serieses in order though.

Hope you have, had, or are having a great Christmas Day!!!
Have to say that I loved Death's Head! It's Jack Reacher, in space, with a bad attitude and a big gun... can't think of much that would be better than that!
Thanks for the suggestion on my Santa page for 'An Exchange of Hostages' - I'm actually going to pick it up this week 'cause it sounds exactly like what I've been looking for.
Thanks for the recommendation. My local library system has it and I just put it on hold. So, I'll at least try to start it. I'm not crazy about horror, so, we'll see.... but thanks!

For a random book selection right back, have you read Midshipman's Hope? It's a lot like Star Trek, but with a bit more soap opera-y to it, not to mention much more impressive aliens :). (and it's only the first in a series).
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