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Member: jshillingford

CollectionsYour library (4,417), Rare/Collectible (565), Read but unowned (31), All collections (4,448)

Reviews1,057 reviews

TagsPaperback (1,977), Hardcover (1,866), Fantasy/Urban Fantasy (1,021), M/M (858), Romance (853), Paranormal (762), Signed (758), Suspense/Thriller (712), Graphic Novel (682), OOP (655) — see all tags

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About meI love to read, but I also collect books. So, some of the books in my library are there not to read, but because of rarity, value or just the challenge of locating one that is OOP. My favorite author is Shakespeare, my favorite genre is urban fantasy (at the moment). However, I read and own books in every genre and go in cycles among them.

I have done reviews for GottaWriteNetwork.com, am a Top 500 Reviewer on Amazon.com as "Jem," and for authors directly, when asked. I also do/have done beta reading for authors. Book collecting is definitely a passion. Some of what I've had to say about it can be found here:
http://jshillingford.livejournal.com/54713.html

I love movies and have a large DVD library as well. And as expected, I love to see movies adapted from books. I love cats, and currently have one - Queen Mab.

About my libraryI have over 2800 print books in a library (and spilling into several other rooms) in my home. I prefer hardcovers as they hold up to shelf wear and re-reading better. Most of my family will say that you can't tell when I've read a book because I am so careful never to crease spines!

Over 600 are signed by the author(s) and/or editors. Most were purchased direct from publishers with bound-in, signed limitation pages. I have a large number of books from Cemetery Dance Publications because I have a lifetime limited edition membership with them. Others were flat signed by the authors I have met in person at conventions, such as Dragoncon in Atlanta, or Shore Leave in Baltimore. Most of my collectible books are tagged as "limited" or "lettered," but I also have quite a few that are valuable because they are out of print, book club editions that are the only hardcover editions, or are signed.

My tags were created to capture format, genre, collectible state, or other notable content. Among them:

HISTORICAL - history, historical fiction & historical fantasy
M/M and YAOI - include characters in gay relationships
ROMANCE/EROTICA - romances and books that include explicit sex
PARANORMAL - books that include vampires, shapeshifters, and/or witches
FORTHCOMING - books I have ordered and paid for that have not yet been published.
OOP - out of print

GroupsM/M Romance... A cocky li'l group

Favorite authorsKevin J. Anderson, Kelley Armstrong, Isaac Asimov, Laura Baumbach, Mychael Black, Ally Blue, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Patricia Briggs, Jade Buchanan, Jim Butcher, Octavia E. Butler, Jacqueline Carey, Shayne Carmichael, Pat Nelson Childs, Michael Crichton, Emily Devenport, David Eddings, Christopher Golden, John Grisham, Ginn Hale, Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, G.A. Hauser, Barb Hendee, W. A. Hoffman, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nancy Kress, Mercedes Lackey, J.L. Langley, Morgan Llywelyn, Louise Marley, Julian May, Anne McCaffrey, Anne Rice, Nora Roberts, Selina Rosen, Sharon Shinn, Ruth Sims, Roger Zelazny (Shared favorites)

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Real nameJ'aime

LocationMontgomery Village, MD

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMay 27, 2007

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