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CollectionsWhite Wolf (125), Gaming (294), Your library (1,077), Currently reading (4), All collections (1,077)


Tagsrpg (294), fantasy (166), science fiction (142), white wolf (125), history (124), ad&d (57), strategy guide (55), religion (55), classical history (53), vampire (41) — see all tags

MediaNot set (29), Book (1,045), Paper Book (969), Audiobook (2), Sound Recording (1), Other (2), Map (1)

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About meI'm a 30-something married woman with a Bachelor's degree in History. I worked in Corrections for over eight years and now work from home as computer QA/testing/documentation writer. (If you're a fellow history major, you shouldn't be surprised). We have no children but three cats, although children are potentially in our future. We recently moved back to California to be close to family after spending 17 years in Montana.

I've been a member of the SCA for many years, known therein as Athenais Bryennissa, a sometime herald.

About my libraryThe library consists of probably 95% my books; although the husband does have a fair number of his own, he's neither a voracious reader nor obssessive buyer of books in the same way that I am. He hoards his toys the way that I hoard my books, and what's represented here so far is only a fraction of the total. Sadly, a large portion of our novels were lost some years ago in a move, but we seem to have the majority of our hardbacks, gaming books, and of course all of my textbooks and heraldry books. Many of them are in storage, so they may not appear for some time... but they will eventually be here!

GroupsAncient History, Baker Street and Beyond, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Bookshelf of the Damned, Cthulhu Mythos, Heraldry, History: On learning from and writing history, SCA, Weird Fiction

Favorite authorsIsaac Asimov, Phil Brucato, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jim Butcher, Joseph Campbell, Paul Cartledge, Jared Diamond, David Eddings, Bart D. Ehrman, Frank Herbert, James P. Hogan, Robert E. Howard, Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, Stephen King, C. S. Lewis, H. P. Lovecraft, Anne McCaffrey, Plutarch, Terry Pratchett, William Shakespeare, E. E. Smith, Tacitus, G. B. Trudeau, Roger Zelazny (Shared favorites)

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Real nameKristin Gulling-Smith

LocationBillings, MT, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/penumbren (profile)
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Member sinceAug 15, 2007

Currently readingThe Fifth Season (The Broken Earth) by N. K. Jemisin
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Besieged: The Outcast Chronicles by Rowena Cory Daniells
Exile: The Outcast Chronicles by Rowena Cory Daniells

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