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Member: lilywren

CollectionsYour library (359), To read (56), Read but unowned (4), Favorites (1), All collections (361)

Reviews63 reviews

Tagsfiction (38), spirituality (37), non-fiction (30), sci-fi (29), esoteric (25), crime (20), pagan (18), thriller (15), dystopia (15), mystery (14) — see all tags

MediaNot set (1), Book (360), Paper Book (339), Audiobook (3), Ebook (10)

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About meI used to love books with a passion, one that I am trying to regain. I would relish every Saturday, many years ago, wondering into a book shop (remember them??), taking in the scent of the new books and feeling a slight quiver of excitement as I would choose a new book to read. But that was quite a while back and since the rise of the internet, work, life, stress and finding things lurking behind the cooker that shouldn't be there, well, things like picking up a book has been that little bit harder....
Nonetheless I have found you all here and have begun to feel that old excitement rise as I start to sniff around bookshops again...Ah rejoice! May those crumbs remain ever more behind my cooker...

About my libraryI am particularly fond of Science Fiction (the harder fiction as opposed to fantasy although I may have the odd fantasy book in here!).

I also love the Scandinavian writers that appear to be popular these days.

Gritty memoirs of real life struggles may also pop up in the library, you know stories about drugs, alcohol, mental illness etc all that happy kind of stuff.

Psychology, the dream world and esoteric works used to be a real interest of mine. This has waned a little of late (I can be a bit fickle and changeable) but an interest in such items will be present in the library.

I may also have a few of the 'classics' but you can bet most of those remain unread. I probably have ideas and pretensions way above my station...

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 2014 Category Challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, 50 Book Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Facebook Users, Member Giveaway, ROOT - 2014 Read Our Own Tomes, Science Fiction Fans

Favorite authorsIsaac Asimov, Albert Camus, Philip K. Dick, Hans Fallada, Kurt Vonnegut (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresThe Old Pier Bookshop

Favorite listsBest Contemporary Literary Fiction (Around the Last 30 Years), The Guardian's 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read


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Real nameMelanie

LocationUnited Kingdom

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Member sinceNov 5, 2008

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