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About meI am a runner...
Last race: Lewiston Bridge Run August 27, 2017

About my libraryWhat stars mean:

1 = Books that should not be read.
2 = Books that are bad or forgettable, but more worthy than one star.
3 = Books that are enjoyable, but nothing to write home about.
4 = Books that are hard to put down, and can’t wait to pick up again.
5 = Books I would like to read again.
Update 12/31/2018
Entire Collection
Stars Count Percent
1------- 20-- 3.34%
2-------167-- 27.88%
3-------249-- 41.57%
4-------117-- 19.53%
5------- 46-- 7.68%
Average Rating 3.00333889816361

Books read before joining librarything
Stars Count Percent
1------- 6-- 1.54%
4------- 64--16.41%
5------- 40--10.26%
Total 390 100.00%
Average Rating 3.00512820512821

Books read after joining librarything
Stars Count Percent
1--------14-- 6.33%
5-------- 8-- 3.62%
Total 221-100.00%
Average Rating 3.02714932126697

I read six books over the first six months of 2018. I am glad to say I increased the number, reading nine books over the last six months of 2018. I used to read almost twice as many books per year. Life you know. It was a good reading half as I would recommend six of the nine: A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay, Doc by Mary Doria Russell, Lost by Sharon Bolton, The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey, Commander in Chief by Mark Greaney, and True Faith and Allegiance also by Mark Greaney. It was a tale of two book types though. The other three of the nine books I would tell people not to read: Duty and Honor by Grant Blackwood (just bad), Dead Scared by Sharon Bolton (gave away the ending in the prologue - skip that and it might be a good b00k), and The Thirteenth Tale by DianeSetterfield (had a character that reminded me of my father in law. I get enough of that jackass.)

Overall average rating went up 0.001643983 percent! Awesome. I copied the wrong average rating for the read before collection. I had entered 3.00169491525424 last time. That is wrong. The numbers did not change, but average rating is actually 3.00512820512821. Hey - it is higher so no harm / no foul. The strength of the six books I liked was stronger than the three I did not like as avarage rating for the read after collection increased by a whopping 0.003564416 percent.
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GroupsCrime, Thriller & Mystery, FantasyFans, Historical Fiction, Horror!, King's Dear Constant Readers, Running Readers, Science Fiction Fans, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, David Brin, Max Byrd, Orson Scott Card, John le Carré, Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, Nelson DeMille, William Goldman, John Grisham, Stephen King, Robert Ludlum, Larry Niven, J. K. Rowling, Brandon Sanderson, Jeff Shaara, Dan Simmons, Neal Stephenson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Mark Twain, Gore Vidal (Shared favorites)

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