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About meI studied Cultural Heritage and love to read. I work as a software tester. I'm a fan of Bette Midler (that explains my four copies of A view from a broad). I love history, especially the middle ages (preferably early middle ages). I also crochet, knit, cross stitch (forever working on a replica of The Lady and The Unicorn: A Mon Seul Desir now), and sew.

In my spare time I channel my LT grievances into my own digital book catalogue, written in MySQL and PHP (Laravel). For me these grievances are:


  • import/export/backup

  • registration of stories/novelettes/novella's/poems in magazines, anthologies and collections

  • registration of magazines/magazine issues

  • stats about my collection and reading behavior

  • clean data about works/editions and "authors"

  • registration of lists/awards

  • link/dataloading from known trusted sources (ISFDB + WWE)



It's also a great side-project for me to learn more about database design, PHP development, MVC frameworks, servers, automated tests, code quality, repositories, scripts, scraping, connecting databases, data quality, mobile development etc. The code/design isn't (and won't be) available online, but I am always happy to talk to people about it.

About my library

Now reading
Mountain To Be Read (2507 as of 2018-07-04 and mostly growing)

What kind of books do I like?
My taste in books has changed a lot over the years. When I started really reading a lot (as a young teenager) I loved fantasy. My dad gave me some books of his to read, even though he liked SF better. In my late teens/early twenties I read a lot of historical fiction (early medieval/medieval period) and historical adventures (Da Vinci Code and anything like it). Slowly I gravitated back to fantasy, and discovered science fiction.

Science fiction is my main passion now. I collect it, analyse it, read it, love it. I try to read outside of my own bubble, from fantasy and horror, to main stream literature.

I used to read almost exclusively books I own, and almost never borrow. I am always "a bit" behind in reading of my shelves, although recently I have been trying to at least read what I have last bought first, before buying more. My collection is mainly science fiction. When collecting I nearly always buy second hand, in English. I don't mind the edition or form (hardcover/paperback) that much, but do have a soft spot for old books and pretty editions.

Anything I read before I started keeping lists of dates read I give the read dates of 2003-01-01/2003-01-02, even if the book is published after that time. I just have no clue when I read them. I need to work on tagging. I'll at least keep genre tags (my own genres :D) and am working on subject tags, at least for time, location and historical personalities.

My Challenges
100 books in 2014
100 books in 2013
100 books in 2012
100 books in 2011, and the 2nd thread - Completed July 26th, 2011
100 books in 2010 - Completed October 6, 2010
1010 Category Challenge - Completed September 23, 2010
50 books in 2009 - Completed September 8, 2009
75 books in 2009 - Completed November 19, 2009
Books from the 1001 Books you Must Read Before You Die list

My Reading Stats
My 2009 reading
2009 stats: 86 books, 35344 pages. 3 books in Dutch, 83 in English. 30 non-fiction, 56 fiction.
My 2010 reading
2010 stats: 132 books, 42788 pages. 15 books in Dutch, 116 in English, 1 in German. 15 non-fiction, 117 fiction. 12 graphic novels. 114 'real' books, 18 e-books.
My 2011 reading
2011 stats: 153 books, 61669 pages. 86 books in Dutch, 67 in English. 8 non-fiction, 143 fiction. 2 graphic novels.
My 2012 reading
2012 stats: 91 books, 30290 pages. 35 books in Dutch, 56 in English. 3 non-fiction, 88 fiction.
My 2013 reading
2013 stats: 104 books, 40094 pages. 35 books in Dutch, 69 in English. 103 fiction. 1 graphic novel.
My 2014 reading
2014 stats: 101 books, 37227 pages. 17 books in Dutch, 84 in English. 101 fiction.
My 2015 reading
2015 stats: 36 books, 14334 pages. 6 books in Dutch, 30 in English. 36 fiction.
My 2016 reading
2016 stats: 23 books, 8782 pages. 1 book in Dutch, 22 in English. 23 fiction.
My 2017 reading
2017 stats: 21 books, 6717 pages. 4 books in Dutch, 17 in English. 20 fiction. 1 graphic novel

Groups100 Books in 2013 Challenge, 100 books in 2014 challenge, Hacking LibraryThing, Litsy, Medieval Europe, Nederlandstalige lezers, Science Fiction Fans, Spam Fighters!, The Diogenes Club, TinyCat

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Isaac Asimov, Margaret Atwood, Iain M. Banks, Greg Bear, Steve Berry, Alfred Bester, Max Brooks, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Arthur C. Clarke, David Eddings, Stephen Fry, Neil Gaiman, Ursula K. Le Guin, Joe Haldeman, Frank Herbert, Tom Holland, Kazuo Ishiguro, Elizabeth Kostova, Bette Midler, China Miéville, Rita Monaldi, Haruki Murakami, Rick Riordan, Patrick Rothfuss, Neal Stephenson, Thomas Thiemeyer, J. R. R. Tolkien, Philipp Vandenberg, John Wyndham (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresFoyles, Foyles (old Charing Cross branch), Paagman Centrum, Strand Bookstore, The American Book Center, The American Book Center, The Book Exchange, Waterstones Amsterdam

Homepagehttp://www.divinenanny.nl

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Real nameSara Raap-van Bussel

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Member sinceJul 22, 2006

Currently readingMiddlemarch by George Eliot
The Big Book of Science Fiction by Ann VanderMeer

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