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CollectionsYour library (738), Wishlist (35), Currently reading (3), Fiction (2), Textbooks (19), Books read as a child (93), Non-fiction (41), All collections (890)

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Tagsmovie (133), adapted (129), made into movie (129), audiobook (83), read in 2013 (75), read in 2012 (53), science fiction (51), 2013 (50), read in 2015 (48), read in 2007 (48) — see all tags

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About my library

I catalog every book I have ever read, or that I can remember reading with a few exceptions. I do not catalog children's books that I read to my kids. I have left off some from many years ago because my memory is just not that good. I started making a list in 1998, so from there on, my list is very good. I use the "Date Read" field religiously.

I physically own many of the books in my library, but not all. I consider reading a book to be mental ownership, and would like them included in my recommendations.

I have only rated the books that I have read since 1998. I had my own website which cataloged the books very similarly to LT. When I entered a book I tried to get the book a rating based on other books that I read. Basically, my books are sorted from my favorite to my least favorite book that I actually finished. If I don't/won't/can't finish the book, it does not get a rating and I remove it from my catalog. So in my old system, the best book I had read since 1998, "A Prayer for Owen Meany", got assigned a 10, the worst book since 1998 ( I won't list the name here ), gets a 1. All my other books are evenly spaced between 1 and 10. When I joined LT, I converted that scale to the 5 star ratings. When I finish a book, I just have to find out where in my list it should fall, and give it that number of stars. I confess, it is not always easy, and more importantly, my feelings about a book change over time. At one time in my life, I was a big Tom Clancy fan, now, not so much. I try to leave the ratings alone and let them reflect how I felt about the book when I finished it and it was fresh in my mind.

GroupsAmerican Postmodernism, Birds, Birding & Books, DFW LibraryThingers, Hatrack, I use LibraryThing as a book journal., Literary Snobs, Made into a Movie, Name that Book, Orson Scott Card, Photographyshow all groups

Favorite authorsUrsula K. Le Guin, John Irving, Kazuo Ishiguro, Steven Millhauser, David Mitchell, Haruki Murakami, Neal Stephenson, Kurt Vonnegut, Gene Wolfe (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBookBuyers - Mountain View, Books Inc. in Mountain View, Borders - Sunnyvale, Half Price Books - Ridgmar Mall Area

Favorite librariesArlington Public Library - Woodland West Branch, Mountain View Public Library

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LocationHurst, Texas

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJun 29, 2006

Currently readingThe Holy Bible by
Tennis 2000: Strokes, Strategy, and Psychology for a Lifetime by Vic Braden
Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf by Ben Hogan

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