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CollectionsYour library (3,177), Wishlist (10), To read (47), Read but unowned (9), Books in English (725), Books in Japanese (2,376), Books in Korean (18), Books in Chinese (37), Books in Tagalog (5), All collections (3,192)

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Tagsfiction (2,979), manga (2,336), shoujo (2,084), novel (544), label: hana to yume comics (538), fantasy (268), shounen (253), romance (246), label: margaret (185), juvenile (181) — see all tags

MediaNot set (16), Book (3,175), Paper Book (3,101), Audiobook (2), Other (1), Software (1)

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About meI work in information technology - doing things from technical support to minor development to testing and validation to business and systems analysis, etc - for an independent ethics review board for clinical research studies. I'm somewhat of a collector and a pack rat. I outgrew my apartment quite a while ago... just like I pretty much outgrew my college dorm space (hah). My husband and I hope to eventually find a place that will fit the both of us.

Other than reading, re-reading, and buying more books which might not be read for quite a while, I like languages (trying to teach myself Korean and Mandarin Chinese.. also a couple of programming languages), linguistics, photography, dance (ballroom, mostly), crafts (crochet, knit, crossovers between crochet and knit, origami, etc), watching movies and Asian dramas, traveling (with whatever little chance I get), historical museums, etc. I like going places I've never been before, going to gardens, going to flight museums...

About my libraryI don't have enough shelves for books nor do I have enough wall space for shelves, yet I am a compulsive book-buyer. Once upon a time, my only hobby was reading so it didn't matter if I bought too many, because I read them all. Now, I have a gazillion hobbies (including yarn crafts), and it's hard to balance my time among them.

There are books in every room of my apartment (including the kitchen closet), and, so far, I have only recorded the ones that are in my bedroom (which happen to be the Japanese manga) and a handful of books scattered about my living room. I will continue to record more.

For fiction, I mostly read fantasy, mysteries, juvenile and young adult books, and shoujo manga. I also love reading Latin-American literature and books with a certain rhythm and flow to the language, and have a fondness for a twinge of nostalgia. I tend to avoid gothic novels and romance novels. I also collect language-learning books, travel books, and books for crochet patterns. Yes, I try to collect some juvenile mystery series from the 1940s-1960s (and I would love to have at least one book from The Dana Girls and from Judy Bolton). And, yes, I prefer to read manga in Japanese.

GroupsCrime, Thriller & Mystery, FantasyFans, Manga and Anime Addicts, Manga!, Read YA Lit

Favorite authors津田 雅美, Ai Yazawa, 日高 万里, 仲村 佳樹, Kako Mitsuki, Rin Saito, 望月 花梨, Taamo, David Eddings, Banri Hidaka, Madeleine L'Engle, L. M. Montgomery, Aya Nakahara, Yoshiki Nakamura, Masami Tsuda, Ai Yazawa (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBooks Kinokuniya - Seattle

Homepagehttp://www.hazydaze.net/manga

Also onPlurk, Ravelry, Twitter, Yelp (custom)

Real namedianne

LocationLynnwood, WA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 1, 2008

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