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CollectionsYour library (1,439), Edited (1), Indexed (5), Reviewed (30), Writings (1), eBooks and PDFs (17), Early Reviewers (34), To Donate or Sell (10), Wishlist (14), Read but unowned (8), Favorites (179), Incomplete Series (304), Series (380), D's Books (1), Leland House (5), All collections (1,465)

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Tagsfantasy (386), series (197), favorites (178), history (169), science fiction (155), incomplete series (136), adventure (123), magic (90), quest (85), reference (84) — see all tags

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About meCurrently a blogger, photographer, indexer, editor, writer of creative non-fiction (emphasis on "nature writing"), and occasional teacher of history, environmental studies and writing. In other words, I collect information and observations and wrap them up neatly for later consumption.

My professional background is in environmental history and the American West. My hobbies are mostly craftsy and outdoorsy. I'm a Green and pantheist Unitarian Universalist, if labels matter to you.

About my libraryScience fiction and fantasy predominate among the books for pleasure reading.

The rest can be roughly divided into sporadic enthusiasms, crafts and hobbies, and the detritus of my academic life (all the required texts from my graduate and undergraduate years, plus a good number of books in my own fields of interest).

They include foreign languages, knitting, crafts, recorder and guitar, photography, yoga, camping and backpacking... Plus there are children's books, poetry, and things about cats, and a whole wad of reference books.

Some days, the only thing that I think holds it all together is me.

About my ratings: 3 stars is a neutral rating. The book is okay. The number of the stars to the right or left of it suggests which way I tend to feel about it; the more stars, the stronger the feeling. There probably won't be many 1s, as such books would get sold at the earliest opportunity. (Even the 2s are pushing it.)

A note about three non-subject tags: series, incomplete series, and wishlist. The first two refer to books that are parts of trilogies, duologies, on-going-series, etc. An incomplete series is one where I don't have all the books, either because I haven't bought them, or because they haven't been published yet. "Wishlist" tags books I do not own, but would like to have. If I have read them, they will have a star rating; if I haven't (like if they're unpublished book 3 in a trilogy) they won't.

GroupsKnitters Inc., Reed College, Steampunk, Sustainability, Treehuggers, Unitarian Universalist Readers, Writer-readers

Favorite authorsEdward Abbey, Kage Baker, Patricia Briggs, David Brin, Lois McMaster Bujold, Jacqueline Carey, Chris Clarke, Pamela Dean, Lorna Freeman, C. S. Friedman, Monica Furlong, Edward Gorey, Ursula K. Le Guin, Barbara Hambly, Robin Hobb, Edmund C. Jaeger, George Wharton James, Barbara Kingsolver, B. Kliban, Mercedes Lackey, Jane Lindskold, Juliet Marillier, Louise Marley, George R. R. Martin, Patricia A. McKillip, Robin McKinley, John McPhee, Ellen Meloy, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Arturo PĂ©rez-Reverte, Elizabeth Peters, Dan Piraro, Michael Pollan, Carol Severance, Sharon Shinn, Shel Silverstein, Alice Starmore, Wallace Stegner, S. M. Stirling, Sheri S. Tepper, Yi-Fu Tuan, Harry Turtledove, Paula Volsky, E. B. White, Richard White, Tad Williams, Connie Willis, N. Lee Wood (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresPowell's City of Books (Portland), Ravenswood Used Books, The Book Cellar

Favorite librariesChicago Public Library - Sulzer Regional Library, Newberry Library

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationUnited States

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Member sinceOct 26, 2005

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