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Member: mcfitz

CollectionsRead (32), Your library (814), Wishlist (37), Currently reading (1), Favorites (10), All collections (862)

Reviews24 reviews

Tagshistorical mystery (723), series (591), england (304), roman (72), medieval (55), egypt (37), australia (25), history (23), fantasy (21), civil war (19) — see all tags

MediaBook (862), Paper Book (851), Ebook (6)

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About meI'm a reader, not a collector, but I keep books I really enjoy and know I will read again. I prefer paperbacks to hardcovers, read mostly ebooks using the Kindle app on my iPad, and listen to many audiobooks.

I like to read series books in order. I don't skip ahead and I hate spoilers. If I don't like a book, I don't finish it for the sake of finishing it -- I move on to another. I often have more than one book going at a time, as long as they are different genres.

I buy new and used books, online and at retail stores. I should own stock in I love Half Price Books stores and My husband is a big reader, too, and like many of you, our home is overflowing with books. We need more shelves!

About my libraryThese are mostly my historical mysteries. I also read (some) contemporary mysteries, historical novels, fantasies, adventure/thrillers, many non-fiction histories, and have seemingly endless shelves of reference books on everything from writing and editing to computer (Macintosh and web development, etc.) and nature field guides (mostly birds).

CAVEAT: I have NOT read all of the books in my list. There are many there that I'm waiting to acquire and/or that are on my TO BE READ list.

GroupsAncient History, Bloggers, Build the Open Shelves Classification, Fforde Ffans, Historical Fiction, Historical Mysteries, History: On learning from and writing history, Mac Users at LibraryThing

Favorite authorsSusan Wittig Albert, Rhys Bowen, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lindsey Davis, Jasper Fforde, Nigel G. Tranter, Arthur Upfield (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Bandera, Borders - San Antonio, Half Price Books - Bandera Rd.

Favorite librariesCastroville Public Library, San Antonio Public Library - Central Library

Other favoritesGEMINI INK


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Real nameJanice


Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/mcfitz (profile)
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Member sinceAug 13, 2007

Currently readingThe Tainted Coin (Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon) by Mel Starr

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