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CollectionsYour library (2,150), Wishlist (302), Removed from library (93), Borrowed (long-term or once) (12), In storage @ unit (547), In storage @ attic (346), In storage @ Harrison (92), Rachel's (260), Reference bookcase (51), Belief Systems (70), Science (67), Gaming (360), History and Culture (Humanities) (130), Magical Arts (149), Crafts (140), Read but unowned (21), Favorites (46), Read out loud together (36), Currently reading (10), To read (41), My eBooks (1), All collections (3,552)

Reviews75 reviews

Tagsfiction (799), speculative fiction (667), RPG (398), fantasy (347), wish (279), science fiction (266), graphic novel (241), ogl (226), d20 (196), history (149) — see all tags

MediaNot set (52), Book (3,485), Paper Book (3,406), Audiobook (4), Ebook (2), Other (15), Map (1)

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About meI am a severe biblioholic working at Barnes & Noble. My user name is bastardized Welsh for "raven-wing". I am a some-time polymer clay artist, bookbinder, calligrapher, photographer, and novice student of medieval swordsmanship. I live a rather non-traditional, polyamorous lifestyle, and I believe strongly in two quotations from Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel Saga: "All knowledge is worth having," and "Love as thou wilt."

About my libraryI am a major role-playing gamer (D&D, etc.), mythology buff, and student of medieval and ancient history. I have a definite habit of buying more books than I will ever read; some of them because I really would like to read them, and some because they might be handy to have around for browsing or referencing. This is why I love books of the "Complete Dictionary of..." variety.

The knitting books in my catalog and most of the classic SF are more my lady's thing than my own, but I am into a number of other crafts (calligraphy and polymer clay, especially) and some of the SF as well. Also, I'm really not sure how we've ended up with so many cookbooks, as we rarely really cook.

I use tags prefixed with asterisks to describe something regarding the physical qualities of a book, such as "*signed" or "*do not own", and tags prefixed with @ to indicate the location of books in storage. The tag "wish" is so I can tell what's only in my Wishlist when I'm using LT Mobile. I've started using the ratings stars to rank the priority of items in my Wishlist, so don't think 1 or 2 stars on an item there means I don't like the book--it's something I want, just not necessarily soon.

GroupsAlternative Sexuality, Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts, Archaeology, Arthurian Legends, Battlestar Galactica, Book Arts, Book Care and Repair, Book Collectors, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Brightsshow all groups

Favorite authorsJacqueline Carey, Daniel C. Dennett, Kim Harrison, Robert A. Heinlein, Ewart Oakeshott, J.R.R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Evansville, Book and Music Exchange, Book Nook, Comic Quest, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Used Book Warehouse of Evansville

Favorite librariesNew Harmony Working Men's Institute

Other favoritesGen Con Indy 2014

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Real nameJosh

LocationEvansville, IN, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceSep 28, 2006

Currently readingMedieval Swordsmanship: Illustrated Methods and Techniques by John Clements
Weird Like Us: My Bohemian America by Ann Powers
The Book of Vice: Very Naughty Things (and How to Do Them) by Peter Sagal
Sword Fighting: A Manual for Actors and Directors by Keith Ducklin
The Great Beyond: A Guide To The Multiverse (A Pathfinder Chronicles Supplement) by Todd Stewart
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