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CollectionsYour library (954), Read (632), Currently reading (6), Book club (29), Read but unowned (55), Reviewed (61), To review (15), To read (131), Kindle (170), Loaned out (6), Donated (52), Wishlist (9), All collections (962)

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About mePhysicist, programmer, expat. Lecturer in theoretical particle physics at the University of Liverpool.

About my libraryI include here both books I own and books I've read. I used to reserve 1-star ratings for books I disliked so much that I abandoned them partway through. I've now abandoned that scheme, but my rating system is still skewed to a 2-to-5-star scale.

I have a reading log (currently offline) where I comment in a sentence or two on most of the books in my "Read" collection. I have only imported a few of the more substantial comments here, for books in my "To Review" collection. My goal is to expand these into full reviews, but so far that has happened for only a few. My "Reviewed" collection holds the 60 or so books for which I've written full reviews, which I cross-post to Amazon.

Most of my leisure reading during the past few years has been speculative fiction, to take a break from work. I also enjoy quite a bit of non-fiction (history, science, social(ist) commentary) and some fiction from other cultures (Asia, Africa, Latin America).

GroupsJim Butcher, Mathematics, Physics!, Purely Programmers, Road to Reality, Science!

Favorite authorsBen Aaronovitch, Daniel Abraham, Jim Butcher, Jorge Cham, Eric Thomas Chester, Richard Dawkins, Neil Gaiman, Moshe Lewin, George R. R. Martin, Hayao Miyazaki, Tim Powers, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Neal Stephenson, Howard Zinn (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBrookline Booksmith, Lucy Parsons Center, News From Nowhere, Symposium Books

Favorite librariesBoston Public Library


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Real nameDavid Schaich

LocationLiverpool, United Kingdom

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Member sinceJan 19, 2006

Currently readingThe Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark
The Black Prism (Lightbringer Book 1) by Brent Weeks
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown
The Secret History (Vintage Contemporaries) by Donna Tartt
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