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CollectionsYour library (4,298), To read (1,371), Read but unowned (1,514), Favorites (11), All collections (4,299)

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Groups1001 Books to read before you die, BookMooching, Early Reviewers, I heart metadata, Librarians who LibraryThing, Library Society of the World, Pacific Northwest, Powell's City of Books, Science Fiction Fans, Seattleitesshow all groups

Favorite authorsKage Baker, Lois McMaster Bujold, Peter Carey, Jonathan Carroll, Umberto Eco, Greg Egan, Jasper Fforde, Paul Di Filippo, Neil Gaiman, William Least Heat-Moon, Peter Hessler, Barry Hughart, Robert D. Kaplan, Ryszard Kapuściński, Guy Gavriel Kay, Gabriel García Márquez, George R. R. Martin, Ian McDonald, Larry McMurtry, China Miéville, Christopher Moore, James Morrow, Haruki Murakami, Terry Pratchett, Alastair Reynolds, Tom Robbins, Matt Ruff, Marjane Satrapi, Robert Shea, Neal Stephenson, Vernor Vinge, Kurt Vonnegut, Connie Willis, Simon Winchester (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresMystery and Imagination Bookshop, Vroman's Bookstore

Favorite librariesLos Angeles Public Library - Central Library, Pasadena Public Library - Central Library, The Huntington Library, The Seattle Public Library, Central Library

Other favoritesRoyce Hall, UCLA

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Real nameKristin Buxton

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Thanks for the SantaThing picks. The Carroll looks really good. The Flint book really does have an awful cover to overcome though. DAW and Baen really love their schlocky covers.
I hope you enjoy them. Perez-Reverte is someone that a co-worker turned me on to and seemed like a good bet with the rest of your library. Happy Holidays!

Was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Saw you liked Paris Trout, and I thought you might like my novel since it's also southern and a bit dark. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like. Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:


You're welcome! I think Mistborn is probably Sanderson's strongest novel, so it's a good one to start with. If you like it, you should try Warbreaker. It's free on Sanderson's website, and a great read.
I noticed that you were a fan of Ryszard Kapuscinski, so I thought I'd let you know that a small Canadian press, Biblioasis, has just brought out a volume of his selected poetry. It's the only edition of Kapuscinski's poetry available in english. It's called I Wrote Stone, and was translated from the Polish by Diana Kuprel and Marek Kusiba.

His verse is interesting, and as one would expect, thoughtful, philosophical, aphoristic and engaged politically, morally and viscerally with the world around him. It's something all fans of Kapuscinski should read, a book that meant a lot to him, and that he worked very hard to see published before his death. It's a shame, alas, that he did not quite make it.

Anyway, it's available from Biblioasis. Online (, and anywhere else you can find good books. Check it out.

(Sorry: I am an interested party: the publisher. But we're a small, literary press, and we're just doing our best to let anyone who might be interested know about this collection. Pardon my intrusion.)

Dan Wells

I was poking around with the stats and saw that we share a decent number of books, none of which play into my rpg geekery, so I added you to my interesting libraries list. It seems that we share similar tastes across a decently-sized spectrum. Most of the high ranking people I share books with are either roleplayers or star wars geeks, so I thought it'd be nice to see what someone with similar tastes has outside of those geekospheres.
I received the two books you picked for me from Amazon before Christmas. As I am single, living alone, going for Christmas to my niece's, thus Christmas Eve and morning are pretty quiet filled with memories of waking up excited to open the presents sitting under the tree. LibraryThing and you combined to give me at least one really nice surprise this Christmas and I thank you. The two books look very interesting and you did a great job of finding something I might find appealing. When I saw them my first thought was - Yes, I might have picked these myself.

I have two LT Early Reviewers books to finish so I will delay reading these two until I do that but they are next on the top of my TBR pile, which is way big.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday season and that the new year holds many happy surprises for you. Thank you again.
For Pasadena-area bookstores, after Vroman's it gets a little thin. Cliff's Books across the street is an okay used bookstore, but the turnover rate is quite low so I don't go there frequently. Book Alley which used to be down the block from those two just moved to a new larger store near PCC; I haven't been there yet but it looks like they have a lot more room.

There's supposed to be a good used bookstore in Glendale (on Brand, just south of the 134) but I haven't made it out there yet.
Hey -- 6 shared favorite authors. Marry me?
Thanks for reading Foop! and rating it so highly! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
lol, same story as liddle_r. 30 similar books as me and also from Seattle :p You have some great groups listed - I'm going to check them out.
43 same books so I clicked on your name. And then I see you are in Seattle (me too)! Must be something in the water...
I'm neither a current or former grad student. In fact, I never completed college. I never seemed to have the discipline to attend class on a regular basis. I started a business instead. I enjoy what I do but there are times I wonder what my life would be like had I applied myself to my studies and taken advantage of an education.

Hi Kristin,

Thanks for the clarification of The Eagle Has Landed. I see you belong to the grad students group. Are you a current or former grad student?

Didn't Ken Follett also write, The Eagle Has Landed?
Hello, mind if I put you on my watch list? Heh, "watch list" makes me sound like a stalker.
omg you stole my book collection.

You're always toward the top of the list of people with the most shared books with me, and after exploring your tags, even the books that don't overlap seem to represent overlapping interests, so I thought it worthwhile to drop a hello. Of course you read a lot more! If you get a chance, check out my collection and I'd be happy if you dropped a note...
Wow, thank you for telling me about the new PD! I wouldn't have found it for ages, I'm sure! :) Thanks.
I have only The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.
Actually not everyone goes to Tufte's seminars. Me, I only have one, but the other two are on the gonna buy list.
Oh, dear. Now I'll have to go search other editions out. Do you happen to know the publishers? :) And I'll have to check out Loompanics sale, too! Thanks!
No, I only have one of Tufte's books. I want the other two, though!
A woman after my own heart... you, too, own all 3 versions of the Principia. Hail Eris! :)
I just finished entering all of my read books (at least the ones I currently own) and reference books and ended up with exactly 1300 for now. Next, to add all of the unread books.
Yes, everyone who has Tufte's books has all three--it's because you get all three when you go to his seminar.
does everyone who has one of Edward Tufte's books have three of them?

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