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CollectionsYour library (1,856), Wishlist (35), Currently reading (8), To read (634), Give away (94), Read but unowned (404), Favorites (98), All collections (2,352)

Reviews19 reviews

Tagsscience fiction (336), fantasy (257), contemporary fiction (136), ebook (116), development (109), magical realism (103), science (102), french (101), !sell or give (95), !locate (94) — see all tags

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About meI love books. Seems obvious since I'm here and this is the first site where I have bothered to spend time actually building something.

Lets get the key hobbies out of the way... When not at the computer or reading a book or laughing with friends... I am a film buff, an amateur photographer, a mountain climber and hiker (with the camera!). This year is the year where I rediscover hobbies I have left behind in the past few years.

I'm endlessly curious. I like exploring, from little known places to independent music, alternative films, small publishers... This carries over to the computer where I have a keen interest in independent shareware, independent games, alternative websites and communities.

About my libraryI read a lot of fiction - modern and contemporary fiction mostly. I have a large number of science fiction and fantasy, and a lot of magical realism/modern myth. I also am reading quite a lot of african fiction. But I would say speculative/anticipation fiction is my predilection - i.e. scifi

On the non fiction the topics would be community, science, media and internet, linguistics, feminism, development, ecology, and quite an interest in books about myth.

I have far less non fiction than fiction as I used to get them from the library whereas I would buy fiction to read it in the original language. For the same reason I own very few books in french even though it is my first language.

I find it very hard not to buy books. There is no better place to whittle away a spare hour than a bookstore or library. I had to give myself a rule that I cannot buy more than 3 books in any bookshop visit, and I am sticking to it. Although make an exception for second hand/charity shops, i.e. if the books are cheap.

I have also given myself the rule to not buy new books unless I have read at least one book on my TBR pile (my 888 challenge is almost entirely from my tbr pile) or reread 2 books I have already read.

Books snatched on bookmooch and similar places are not limited in the same way, so I acquired 159 in the past year and gave away about the same number.

GroupsAll Books Africa, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Banned Books, Books off the Shelf Challenge, Books that made me think, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, CueCat questions and help, Early Science Fiction, En français, Feminist SFshow all groups

Favorite authorsChinua Achebe, Iain Banks, Pat Barker, David Brin, Lois McMaster Bujold, John le Carré, C. J. Cherryh, Anne Cuneo, Aliette de Bodard, Fannie Flagg, C. S. Friedman, Ursula K. Le Guin, Alice Hoffman, Barbara Kingsolver, Nancy Kress, Ken MacLeod, Lisel Mueller, Sara Paretsky, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Terri Windling, Janny Wurts, Marguerite Yourcenar (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresSalts Mill, The Thumbed Page

Favorite librariesIdle Library

Homepagehttp://www.iphi.net

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Real nameJoelle Nebbe-Mornod

LocationBradford, UK

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceFeb 25, 2007

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