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CollectionsYour library (2,676), Wishlist (224), Currently reading (17), To read (321), Read but unowned (2), Favorites (69), Genre (1,562), Comics (126), Maps (69), Audiobooks (85), eBook (19), All collections (2,903)


TagsSF (1,261), Non-fiction (543), TBR (321), Fantasy (290), Fiction (257), AC (239), Comics (127), 2014 (109), 2010 (109), To scan (97) — see all tags

MediaNot set (5), Book (2,834), Paper Book (2,688), Audiobook (86), Ebook (27), Other (64), Printed music (1), Map (62), Calendar (1)

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About meI'm 40something years old and live in lovely Catford in SE London. I used to work in IT but I'm feeling much better now.

About my libraryIf you notice any errors or problems in the data in my catalogue, do feel free to let me know.

I've entered most of the books I own. Looks like a bit more than half of them are science fiction, which is something of a surprise, as considerably more than half of what I read these days is SF. Though I've made a resolution to apply myself to some of the TBR non-fiction stuff in there, so that I can claim that it's not just there to make me look like a more rounded individual.

As for about the library, rather than about the books... Most of the collection lives in a spare bedroom on a load of mismatched secondhand shelving (Freecycle is your friend!). Plans are afoot to do it properly, with floor to ceiling bespoke bookcases, and maybe a moose head over the fireplace (or maybe not). I'll get round to it one of these days...

GroupsAstronomy & Astrophysics, BBC Radio 4 Listeners, Bikes and Bicycles, Cycles, Cyclists and Bikers, Bits for Brits, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Brits, Combiners!, Gardening, Group Reads - Sci-Fi, It's a LondonThingshow all groups

Favorite authorsKage Baker, Ted Chiang, Greg Egan, Michael Flynn, Tove Jansson, Graham Joyce, Ken MacLeod, Martin Millar, Christopher Moore, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Kim Stanley Robinson, Neal Stephenson, Charles Stross (Shared favorites)


LocationCatford, UK

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceOct 31, 2007

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