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About meI studied Cultural Heritage and love to read. I work as a software tester. I'm a huge 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 knit, cross stitch (working on a replica of The Lady and The Unicorn: A Mon Seul Desir now), crochet 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 things are: import/export, registration of stories/novelettes/novella's/poems in magazines, anthologies and collections, registration of magazines, stats about my collection and reading behaviour, clean data about works/editions and "authors" and registration of lists/awards. 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 (2400 as of 2018-04-03 and mostly growing)

What kind of books do I like?
Ever since I started to really frequent LibraryThing I have started to read more and more. Slowly I see that my taste in books is changing. I used to love (and still like) my historical adventures (when they keep their facts at least a bit straight). I still like historical fiction (but not so much the romance or murder mysteries that just happened to be set in an certain time period), especially about the middle ages. I also like fantasy and science fiction, although lately I am moving more and more towards SF, away from fantasy. I am now trying to read more "regular" novels and classics, to broaden my horizons. That way I found out that I love Jane Austen and Charlotte Brönte, and I cannot wait to try more of their works. I also found out that nineteenth century novels are quite readable, so I will enjoy more of them in the coming years.
I also read a lot of non-fiction, mostly about medieval history, but also about popular science.

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.

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 Lists
My 2009 reading
2009 stats: 86 books, 36271 pages. 3 books in Dutch, 83 in English. 30 non-fiction, 56 fiction.
My 2010 reading
2010 stats: 132 books, 42083 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, 60416 pages. 86 books in Dutch, 67 in English. 8 non-fiction, 143 fiction. 2 graphic novels.
My 2012 reading
2012 stats: 91 books, 30162 pages. 35 books in Dutch, 56 in English. 3 non-fiction, 88 fiction.
My 2013 reading
2013 stats: 104 books, 39806 pages. 35 books in Dutch, 69 in English. 103 fiction. 1 graphic novel.

Groups100 Books in 2013 Challenge, 100 books in 2014 challenge, Hacking LibraryThing, Librarians who LibraryThing, Litsy, Medieval Europe, Nederlandstalige lezers, Science Fiction Fans, Spam Fighters!, The Diogenes Clubshow all groups

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)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresAthenaeum Boekhandel, De Slegte Den Haag, Foyles, Foyles (old Charing Cross branch), Kooyker Leiden (voorheen Polare), Paagman Centrum, Scheltema, Strand Bookstore, The American Book Center, The American Book Center, The Book Exchange, Van Stockum Boekverkopers, Van Stockum Boekverkopers, Waterstones Amsterdam

Favorite librariesKoninklijke Bibliotheek - National Library of the Netherlands, Openbare Bibliotheek Hoorn (Centrale)

Other favoritesMuseum Meermanno|Huis van het boek


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Member sinceJul 22, 2006

Currently readingMiddlemarch by George Eliot
The Big Book of Science Fiction by Ann VanderMeer
The People's Republic of Everything by Nick Mamatas

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