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CollectionsYour library (2,439), To read (142), Currently reading (4), Recently Read (20), Read but unowned (106), Wishlist (175), Reviewed (103), Jane's (171), E-books (9), Favorites (7), Didn't like (44), Parenting (9), Culled (49), All collections (2,764)

Reviews103 reviews

Tagstpb (952), mmpb (780), science fiction (700), hb (580), fantasy (549), nonfiction (532), unread (329), humor (221), short stories (199), ftppl (196) — see all tags

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Recommendations56 recommendations

About meThose who are tempted to draw conclusions about my gender from that of my spouse are encouraged to carefully consider their assumptions.

About my libraryNotes on Collections:

Books in "Your Library" are those I own. The default state, for books not tagged "unread", is that I have read them. This seems obvious to me.

"Recently Read": I started tracking this in September, 2014. I will keep the most recently-read 20 or so books in here. (It will be less to start with as I build up the collection.)

"Read but unowned": As should be obvious, this does not include every book I've ever read. This is not an exhaustive list of every book I've ever read. Including all the crap i read as a kid or in high school (or, for that matter, the high-school required reading) would make this much, much, much longer. This primarily includes books I've read in graduate school and later, plus a few I read in college that I remembered.

"Wishlist": Books on my wishlist are those I have definite plans to either purchase or borrow from the library. Books I'm only considering do not appear in my account.

Notes on a couple tags:

I only use the "LC Challenge" and "Dewey Challenge" tags in my wishlist, to remind myself. To see what books I've actually read for the challenges please see my threads, here and here.

"jane's": Books belonging to my wife, Jane. I've only entered a fraction of her books, those which I've read and enjoyed, (or found useful, in the case of reference books), plan to read, or those I would have bought if she hadn't. I may end up entering her collection in the future.

Zero stars means a book is something that I can't assign a rating to (like an anthology with stories of variable quality), or in a few cases something I'm conflicted about for reasons unrelated to the text. Half a star is the lowest meaningful rating. I am fairly strict about trying to normalize my ratings, so three stars is an average read for me. This means I enjoyed it; it is not a negative rating.

GroupsArr, me hearties!, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Birds, Birding & Books, Board for Extreme Thing Advances, Bug Collectors, Combiners!, Common Knowledge, WikiThing, HelpThing, Dewey Decimal Challenge, Early Reviewers, Ecology and the environmentshow all groups

Favorite authorsIain Banks, Alison Bechdel, Steven Brust, Raphael Carter, Diane Duane, Jasper Fforde, John M. Ford, Neil Gaiman, Daniel Keys Moran, Patrick O'Brian, Terry Pratchett, Vernor Vinge, Gene Wolfe, David Zindell (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresA Different Light Bookstore, A Different Light Bookstore, Book Alley, Bookmans - Grant, Brand Bookstore, Know Knew Books, Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, Mystery and Imagination Bookshop, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Second Story Books, Second Story Books - Rockville, MD, Vroman's Bookstore

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationWashington, DC area

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/lorax (profile)
/catalog/lorax (library)

Member sinceSep 15, 2005

Currently readingHouse of rain: Tracking a vanished civilization across the American Southwest by Craig Leland Childs
Samurai William: The Englishman who opened Japan by Giles Milton
Just enough Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
Hawk by Steven Brust

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