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CollectionsYour library (923), eBooks (96), All collections (1,019)

Reviews161 reviews

Tagsfiction (785), unread (390), murder (237), thriller (220), non-fiction (196), crime (180), detective (135), USA (108), classic (107), history (99) — see all tags

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About meI am a 30-something Scotsman living in Würzburg, Germany, with my lovely wife and my crazy dog.

Check out my book review site at http://www.obsessedwithbooks.net .

About my libraryI have a mixture of print books and eBooks (Kindle). I have never liked audio books so I have none of those. I prefer fiction books about crime, espionage, and general thrillers.

GroupsAntiquarian Books, Bloggers, Books Compared, Books in Books, Bug Collectors, Can you recommend....., Crime, Thriller & Mystery, CueCat questions and help, Early Reviewers, Historical Fictionshow all groups

Favorite authorsSteve Berry, Michael Bond, John Buchan, Eoin Colfer, John Connolly, Jeffery Deaver, Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexandre Dumas, Jasper Fforde, Ian Fleming, Ken Follett, Frederick Forsyth, Michael Gregorio, John Grisham, Robert Harris, Stieg Larsson, Jo Nesbø, George Orwell, Philip Pullman, M. J. Rose, John Sandford, Bernhard Schlink, Daniel Silva, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Robert Louis Stevenson, Markus Zusak (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBuchhandlung Hugendubel

Favorite librariesBritish Library, Library of Congress, National Library of Scotland, Stadtbücherei Würzburg

Homepagehttp://www.markoneill.org

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Real nameMark O'Neill

LocationWürzburg, Germany

Emailmarkmarkoneill.org

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/obsessedwithbooks (profile)
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Member sinceNov 16, 2007

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Thank you! Um, actually, we have more than that, since I haven't catalogued my husband's books (he's a massive SF fan) and there a number of children's books in the loft which I've somehow failed to log. I suspect we probably have something like 2000 books in the house. You'll just have to start thinking of more creative places to hide yours!! :)
Hello

I finished The Boy in the Striped Pajamas last night and read your review today!
It really is an incredible book. And, the ending was truly unexpected.

I'm a member of the 75 challenge group. We are a lively, friendly, well-read book, please feel free to join us if you think it is something you would like to do.

Feel free! My roommate gets so mad at my book buying habits but I'm trying to be better. I'm trying so hard this year to not buy any books at all (or mooch any from BookMooch) and to really work on getting through the books I already own. I'm also trying to use the library more. I've worked there for a couple years now and never really got into the habit of borrowing books until recently. It's shameful...
You sound like you have the same problem with the books that I have - you can't stop buying them! I went through my collection and tagged my books as either unread or read and came out with 350ish uread and 90ish read (though I swear I've read more than 90 - I, like you, immediately get rid of books I don't love). Erg...

I hope you stick with LibraryThing. I've only been here a couple weeks or so, but it feels like a dream come true. I never even knew a place like this existed!
I just thumbed up your review of Naked Prey & I gotta say that I TOTALLY agree. The whole domestication of Davenport has been a disaster and I stopped reading when he got serious about Weather (what a stupid name). Then on vacation I found Naked Prey and read it for a lark. Loved it. This is largely due to Weather's absence. I, too, wish that Sandford would kill her off. Problem is, Davenport would be wrecked as well. Remember what happened to him early on? Weather's death would probably kill him. At least Sandford can get her out of the way though. Maybe he realizes he made Lucas boring.
anyway...cheers,

Kris
Thanks for the invite. I just read your profile, and most of it sounded familiar ;-) Love Paddington Bear, and I practically forced my kids to read it. The language is way ahead of that found in many adult books these days, and the humour is wicked.

Good to hear about the Gutenberg work, and if you're a Windows user you might like my free yBook software for reading offline (when you're not proofing, that is ...)

Cheers
Simon
Hi! I love children's books and for me, it's not just the stories but also the charm of the illustrations. Try it! It could become an obsession!
Hello,
and thanks for adding me to your 'interesting libraries' list. I am always pleased when someone does this as it shows that I must be doing something right.My collection of books has taken many years to put together,but has been a labour of love I assure you.
I certainly like your profile page with it's striking picture to head it. I also see that you like the crime and mystery genre,and you might like to take a look at my 'Crime Fiction' tag. There is also a fair few under the headings - Biography,Autobiography and Classical Literature/Classic Fiction-all of which you mention as interesting to you.
Anyway thanks again,and I hope to hear from you soon.
All the best from the UK.
Hi obsessedwithbooks, I like your handle (and also your city, but that's another story). I have a feeling you haven't listed all the books you've read so far. :-) You just joined yesterday, really?
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