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CollectionsBooks (760), Audiobooks (480), Ebooks (182), Currently reading (8), Queued (6), To read (747), Wishlist (104), To re-read (12), Books in French (39), Your library (2), Owned (99), All collections (1,717)

Reviews743 reviews

Tagsaudiobook (431), crime (368), sci-fi (334), urban fantasy (227), fantasy (160), 1010 challenge (159), 11 in 11 (152), apocalyptic (149), non-fiction (139), vampire (134) — see all tags

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Recommendations33 recommendations

About meWhen you read any of my posts/opinions/reviews, please keep in mind:
a) I am not an expert in anything and don't profess to be
b) I read genre fiction and I don't think less of myself because it "ain't literature"
c) I don't have "proof" for anything I say because: see a) & b)

About half my reading is done via audiobook format while I do other things (train for marathons, for example). I like my books mature, easy to read and moral-free. Other than very rare exceptions I don't read short stories at all.

Other than children's books, anything with teen angst (YA), historical fiction, and traditional romance - I'll read mostly anything.

About my libraryWe have a loose household rule that we're not supposed to buy/keep books so most of my reading comes from the library and my audiobooks come from Audible.

Books are grouped by their format (Books, Audiobooks and Ebooks)

To Read
To-read books to which I already have access.

To-read books to which I don't yet have access (i.e. I must go buy them).

Books in French
I've started reading books in French because I like the challenge, and it forces me to savor the story 'cause it takes me so darn long to read it.

a.k.a Dystopic, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopia and etc. I use the one tag "apocalyptic" which includes any material that has the ending, new beginning, or post-ending of humankind/earth as we know it as its topic.

A catch-all for any mystery, detective, crime or non-horror thriller I read. (I don't read cozies).

Reacher Replacement
I love Lee Child's Reacher character and am constantly on the lookout for similar types of characters.

13 in 13 (and 11 in 11 and 12 in 12, etc)
An LT challenge wherein I am attempting to read a set number of books in different categories.

Includes any book with a religious basis, premise or over-arching theme, regardless of genre or religion.

The rest of them
The tag name should be self-explanatory.

Star Ratings
I don't expect a genre novel to be great literature, but I do expect it to be logical and sensible and written with some minimum of skill.

1 star means the book was unpleasant to read.

2 stars means the book wasn't worth the time to read. I won't read anything else by an author to whom I've given 2 stars or less.

3 stars is what I'd consider an average book which was acceptably written but which is not particularly engaging and would neither encourage nor discourage me from reading more by that author or in that series.

4 stars is slightly above average for its genre and indicates that I'm very likely to read more books by the author and/or from the series.

5 stars means the story stuck with me and/or it really surpassed my expectations and/or it made me think about something in a different way. I will try to find more books by these authors.

Groups2014 Category Challenge, Audiobooks, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Science Fiction Fans, The 11 in 11 Category Challenge, The 12 in 12 Category Challenge, Vampire Fiction

Favorite authorsLawrence Block, Lois McMaster Bujold, Orson Scott Card, Lee Child, Stephen King, Sharon Shinn, Maria V. Snyder, Jeanette Winterson (Shared favorites)

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LocationFredericton, NB

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceApr 15, 2009

Currently readingVicious Circle (Felix Castor) by Mike Carey
Forced to Kill (The Nathan McBride Series) by Andrew Peterson
Dead Eye: Pennies for the Ferryman by Jim Bernheimer
I Hear the Sirens in the Street: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel (The Troubles Trilogy) by Adrian Mckinty
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
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