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CollectionsYour library (148), Currently reading (5), 2019 (14), 2018 (42), 2017 (53), 2016 (16), 2015 (12), 2014 (23), 2013 (34), 2012 (46), 2011 (38), 2010 (46), 2009 (16), 2008 (4), 2007 (12), 2006 (5), Favorites (117), All collections (354)

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Tagsfiction (232), author -- white (173), spec fic (132), nonfiction (115), audiobook (58), queer (56), Bechdel test win (54), 11 in 11 Challenge (47), Bechdel test fail (41), science fiction (39) — see all tags

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About meI think about structuring things for a living. I think about math, science, and social rules for fun. I socialize with privileged university intellectuals, yuppies, poor gay instrumentalists, and portly old white men who operate ham radios. I do my very best to educate myself and understand all sides before weighing in on an issue, and I avoid Kool-Aid as best I can.

About my libraryThis is a collection of the books that I have read for pleasure since 2006 (before the advent of the Collections feature -- and I *am* proud of such a long period with LT ;)), and not a collection of all the books that I own.... I started this account back then in order to better generate recommendations and for me to better keep track of what I was reading. More recently I've started reviewing everything I read.

I prefer books with strong plots or nonfiction content and that trade in exploring shades of grey rather than in black-and-white. An Important Message is likely to ruin a piece of fiction for me. I like smart spec fiction of any sort, with well-developed and reflective worldbuilding especially.

I keep to the Yelp 5-point rating scale because the verbal descriptions help me stay consistent:
1 - Eek! Methinks not.
2 - Meh. I've experienced better.
3 - A-OK.
4 - Yay! I'm a fan.
5 - Woohoo! As good as it gets!

(Yep, this means my ratings have a bimodal distribution.)

I've decided to try to increase the number of books and diversity of what I read by participating in some of the challenges that can be had around here. You're welcome to stop by my current thread or to leave a note below.
-- pammab's 2019 Challenge thread
-- pammab's 2018 Challenge thread
-- pammab's 2017 Challenge thread
-- pammab's 2014 Challenge thread
-- pammab's 2013 Challenge thread
-- pammab's 12 in 12 Challenge Thread
-- pammab's 11 in 11 Challenge Thread
-- pammab's 1010 Challenge Thread

Groups2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 2017 Category Challenge, 2018 Category Challenge, 2019 Category Challenge, Feminist Theory, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, Second Life, The 12 in 12 Category Challenge

Favorite authorsLois McMaster Bujold, Mina de Malfois, Diane Duane, William Dufris, Nicola Griffith, Neal Stephenson, Vernor Vinge (Shared favorites)

MembershipER. LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/pammab (profile)
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Member sinceMay 26, 2006

Currently readingThe Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
Being Human by Peter David

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