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Member: melydia

CollectionsRead and Kept (107), Read and Released (730), Currently reading (5), To read (14), All collections (856)

Reviews725 reviews

Tagsaudio (241), fantasy (196), fiction (156), science fiction (88), humor (81), ya (69), young adult (65), nonfiction (47), thriller (44), memoir (39) — see all tags

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About meMy desk is remarkably difficult to find. Other than some unusual hobbies (Markeroni, BookCrossing) I'm rather ordinary.

My reading preferences are as follows:
fiction - sci-fi, fantasy, litfic, humor, historical, thriller
nonfiction - science, math, non-military history
not interested - military books/novels, romance, westerns, most mysteries, maritime fiction

If you want to give me a gift, I'd love to read a book YOU loved or at least made you think.

About my libraryI *think* I have all my books imported here. My collections are as follows: "Read and Released" are books I've read but don't have anymore (BookCrossing, library, etc.); "Read and Kept" are books I've read and put back on the shelf. "To Read" and "Currently Reading" should be self-explanatory. I rarely keep books after reading them.

GroupsBloggers, BookCrossers, Deviant Artists, For BookCrossers: Reduce MTBR Challenge 2014, LibraryThing Challenges, Livejournalers, National Book Festival, Northern Virginia LibraryThingers, Washington, DC

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Robert Asprin, Peter S. Beagle, Cornelia Funke, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Tove Jansson, Katherine Neville, Laurie Notaro, Mike Resnick, Carl Sagan, David Sedaris, Christopher Stasheff, H. G. Wells, Scott Westerfeld, Connie Willis (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresThe Book Thing of Baltimore, Inc.

Other favoritesKensington Day of the Book Festival, BC in DC - Bookcrossers of MD/DC/VA


Also onBookCrossing, DailyLit, deviantART, Flickr, Google, Kiva, Listography, LiveJournal, Tumblr, Twitter

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real namekate

LocationCentreville, VA

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/melydia (profile)
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Member sinceOct 18, 2005

Currently readingLyra's Oxford by Philip Pullman
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh
Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man by Justin Richards
The Lynne Truss Treasury: Columns and Three Comic Novels by Lynne Truss
The Marriage Plot: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides

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Hi Kate,

I remember reading As Nature Made Him and found that book probably one of the most diturbing books I've ever read. Now go to wikipedia and find out what happened to "Brenda" later in life. It's so sad.

I've read your review for Robots of Dawn. Asimov originally wrote the Robot, Empire and Foundation series seperately, but later in life began to tie them together through novels like Robots of Dawn, Robots of Empire, etc. Wikipedia helps clear up the mystery:
yes, and even decades later, his science fantasies seemed to take place in the past. Brian Aldiss wrote that and finally it made an itch stop itching. I love him so.
Didn't see the friends request until now, sorry! I met you at The Book Thing with the bookcrossing group this past summer correct? Starting to list my books, neat to see we have so many in common :)
Librarything’s Le Salon Litteraire du Peuple pour le Peuple is doing a month-long interview with me about my novel The Red Album of Asbury Park Remixed. The interview starts February 1. If the intersection of fiction and music interests you, please drop by. Alex
Not too many fans of Crap Artist.

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