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CollectionsYA/Children's (38), mystery, crime, detective (66), sci fi, alt hist, alt reality, fantasy, steampunk... (110), Graphic Novels, Illustrated Works, etc. (52), Edward Gorey (16), French (25), Swedish (40), Scotland and Scots (29), Books read once upon a time... (56), non-fiction (98), travel writing (26), reference (12), Your library (487), Read but unowned (126), Favorites (54), To read (3), All collections (583)

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About meAmerican/Swede recently relocated back to Göteborg, Sweden from Scotland. I read in waves, and sometimes have a couple things going at once.

About my libraryA mix of classics, cyberpunk, alternate history (esp. WWII), slightly offbeat or dark humor, graphic novels, modern lit, some utter fluff and more - in a few different languages. Tags & such are uneven and sketchy. My catalogue mainly includes books I own and have read, but also library books I've read since joining LT. Due to having moved a lot, read library books, or shared books around the family, etc. there is a lot missing.

That said, I periodically add books to LT I know I've read (collection: Books read once upon a time). Those will not be the actual publication I've read. It's a bit warts-and-all - i.e., there are books there I would not pick up today, or at least would resist until someone put a copy in my hands for free and I had nothing else to read at the time... But I read 'em, so they're here.

The books in my library are more likely to be rated and better represent (more or less) where my head is at these days.

For an idea of what I've read or am reading:
50 Book Challenge 2008;
50 Book Challenge 2009
My 2010 50 Book Challenge thread
The 2011 challenge

As of 2012, I switched over to Club Read. The 2012 thread is here

2013 is here

And here's 2014

Groups40-Something Library Thingers, 50 Book Challenge, Books off the Shelf Challenge, Club Read 2012, Club Read 2013, Club Read 2014, Dystopian novels, Edward Gorey, Read YA Lit, Reading Globallyshow all groups

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Michael Chabon, Roald Dahl, William Gibson, Karen Elizabeth Gordon, Edward Gorey, Thomas Hardy, Keri Hulme, Harper Lee, David Mitchell, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, David Sedaris, John Steinbeck, Neal Stephenson, Colson Whitehead (Shared favorites)

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LocationGöteborg, Sweden

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/ljbwell (profile)
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Member sinceJan 18, 2008

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Noticed you liked Clockwork Orange, and I 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. Thought you might like my book since it's also about a group of violent kids (and also a bit dark). I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary (and a sample chapter) in case you'd like to read more about the book before you commit:


I'm 60-40 male to female, but most of my "unknown" authors appear to be male so that would go up a bit.

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