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Member: glowing-fish

CollectionsYour library (1,502)

Reviews17 reviews

Tagsfiction (89), history (51), graphic novel (42), biology (38), humor (37), military (30), america (27), northwest (21), science (21), sociology (20) — see all tags

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About meI like to read for two reasons: first off, reading books helps us learn about the world and avoid mistakes. Second, I read because it is a habit. I will read anything within reach of my hands. My list probably reflects this. I have added some reference books or anthologies to my list that I have not read all the way through, but read often.

As far as ratings go, I wouldn't really know how to do it. Some books are very nice on their own merits, and it wouldn't be fair to compare them to other books. If I compare "Choose your own adventure #4: Space and Beyond" to the Book of Mencius, Mencius is going to win. But on its own merits, Choose your own adventure #4 is a good book too. If I had to rate books into four categories, it would be "Books I love", "Books that are worth reading", "Books that are worth reading if you have a special interest in that genre/subject", and "books that are not worth reading". I wouldn't have bothered finishing many of the fourth type.

I also like to write postcards or letters to people around the world.

About my libraryThe books I have put in my library are books that are both physically in my possession, and that I have actually read. I am still entering books in.

Some of my books are the same books that almost everyone on this site seems to have and to have read. Others are rather unique.

GroupsAsian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Infinite Jesters, LJ DamnPortlanders on LT!, Oregonians, Pacific Northwest

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Real nameMatthew Harris

LocationHamilton, MT

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Member sinceMay 10, 2006

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Thought I'd give a wave to a fellow Hamilton-ian.
you should read Wittgenstein's Mistress sometime.
yea decided i needed a better name. used to work for gap hence the old name. haven't worked for them for about 6 years. so i needed to rebrand myself.
PS - Very impressed you knew who she was.
You mean, other than not actually being Japanese? Well, you can probably draw your own conclusions about what I look like if you click the Facebook link on my profile. It should show you my picture. Do you actually resemble a glowing fish?
Adding you to my interesting libraries list just because you can write a funny pithy one-sentence review. I love Antoine de st. Exupery but I still thought your sentence about his book was hilarious. Also, our list of shared books is funny in its own right. Several comic books interspersed with the Baghavad Gita and books by Jared Diamond.
I don't think less of you for liking Terry Pratchett.
I'm certainly A David Carter. There are a lot of us. Which one are you seeking?
Hi Glowing Fish, 'tis indeed I, maxClimb. Your library reflects some of the traits you exhibit on e2. That's a compliment, I think.
It is because I am 1337!
No, actually it's coincidence.
I don't buy them all at full price. :)
I do like my graphic novels!!! Apparently you do to!!
I like the idea of books by the yard--I think The Strand actually allows you to do that. The problem of course is that I would then need to by shelving by the yard, and then wallspace by the yard, and the next thing you know I've gone broke for leather bindings and esoterica!
Sorry for the delay in saying "Hello", I've been absent for awhile. Blessings - Archer
Well, i'd nearly forgotten about this toy.
If i get back onto the cataloguing task, we might find more overlap.

We should go for a walk sometime.
I assume you know a bit of Elvish. :) Well, "Amon" does mean hill, and my real name Brynn means hill- so my Elvish name is Amoniel. And Evenstar is like evening star, as in Arwen Evenstar. :)
I read the Metal Gear Worlds of Power book about three times, too. But to be fair, I was young and naive. That being said, I'd probably reread them if I could remember where they are.
*g* That's an excellent question! I actually left almost all of them in L.A. in my parents' closet(s). I was originally allowing myself to take only two books to Dublin, but I think the number grew to five or six before the plane was off the ground. Then I bought another book during my brief stay in London (Glen Duncan's Weathercock). And then I amassed several shelves full while at Trinity—which meant I spent something like $200 shipping everything back to L.A. So, those original two books were like evil, softcover rabbits.

Plus, I still had all the books at my parents' place. Moving house with me is such a party, I gotta tell you.

And now, I am going to check out your library...
很笑 I'm afraid I haven't even read the LOTR trilogy in English, much less Chinese. But I may have to if Frodo really all "hey Xiaojie" to Goldberry. It seems too good to ignore.
Actually, it was already there. I guess we both overlooked it. ISBN 9573317249. The Chinese is showing up properly though.
I have now. Thanks for pointing out the oversite. However, it is the Taiwanese edition which I did not think was that good of a translation.
I have no idea what your comment was talking about! Have I studied what with who? I suspect I haven't...

I have read Space and Beyond, though. A friend of mine has a great song about its author, R.A. Montgomery.
Yes, I'm in Portland. And, cool, I hadn't known there was a multcolib community! Thanks.
It's funny...I used to really like Piers Anthony books, but after a while the Xanth books started to pall a bit and I haven't gone back to reading him. If I ever do go back, though, he'll definitely qualify as a guilty pleasure read. ;)
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