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CollectionsYour library (638), Favorites (10), Kindle (61), Read but unowned (70), Currently reading (2), Read in 2014 (86), Read in 2013 (100), Read in 2012 (52), Read in 2011 (70), Read in 2010 (60), Read in 2009 (62), Read in 2008 (39), Read in 2007 (67), Read in 2006 (89), Read in 2005 (58), Book Group (39), Abandoned (3), All collections (638)


Tagsfiction (542), science fiction (217), fantasy (173), non fiction (97), YA (84), science (34), short stories (32), signed (31), essays (23), memoir (16) — see all tags

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About meI'm a voracious reader but nonetheless I never quite manage to read as much as I'd like. I currently read a wide range of books, though my library does appear to be mostly dominated by science fiction novels due to a few years of reading almost exclusively in that genre. That being said, I do predominantly read SF and fantasy novels still. I also like to read non fiction books, particularly science and history.

About my libraryI started to record the books I was reading towards the end of 2004 and around the same time I switched from predominantly reading library books to buying my own books. Therefore, this is mainly a catalogue of books that I own and have read in the past 6-7 years. Some of them are listed as 'read but unowned' because they represent library books, books lent to me by friends, or books that I read but then passed on to other people.

The rating scale used is an entirely subjective one, where a rating of five stars indicates a book that I loved, four stars a book that I really liked, three stars a book that I mostly enjoyed, two stars a book that I didn't like and one reserved for books that I truly loathed. Most of the ratings are skewed towards the positive end, as I tend not to finish or keep books that I really disliked.

GroupsBBC Radio 4 Listeners, One LibraryThing, One Book, Science Fiction Fans, The Diogenes Club, The Green Dragon

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Iain Banks, Iain M. Banks, Neil Gaiman, China MiƩville, Haruki Murakami, Adam Roberts, Brandon Sanderson, Kurt Vonnegut (Shared favorites)

Real nameKatherine


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Member sinceDec 19, 2006

Currently readingRaw Spirit by Iain Banks
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I just wanted to let you know that I got the SantaThing books you picked out for me! (And, yes, I didn't wait until Christmas to open them, because that's the kind of wild rebel I am.) Thank you so much! They're great choices, and I'm looking forward to reading them.
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