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About meWhen I was a child, I wanted to be a unicorn when I grew up. Or, failing that, the Pope.

By day, I'm a mild-mannered comic shop manager. By night, I dream of world domination.

My 2014 Reading Challenge

About my libraryI have a massive amount of books that I own, but have not read yet. I love it when I randomly feel like learning about a subject, and I have a book that I can read just sitting on my bookshelf, waiting for me. I can't resist thrift stores and library sales, so my to-read list keeps getting longer and longer.

Feel free to drop me a comment if we have similar tastes or if you want to discuss a book. (Or if you want to prod me to read a book on my TBR list so we can discuss it.)

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Favorite authorsJorge Luis Borges, Mikhail Bulgakov, Jim Butcher, Octavia E. Butler, Jacqueline Carey, Colleen Coover, T. S. Eliot, Neil Gaiman, Nalo Hopkinson, Kazuo Ishiguro, N. K. Jemisin, Sherryl Jordan, Sarah Monette, Garth Nix, Nnedi Okorafor, Ayn Rand, Greg Rucka, Mary Doria Russell, Brandon Sanderson, Scott Snyder, Mark Waid, Jo Walton (Shared favorites)

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Hi Ryvre -

Thank you SO much for my SantaThing books!! I LOVE them. I read Invincible right away and thought that was great. I'm looking forward to getting into the other books this month.

Happy new year!!


I was your santathing secret santa. I hope you enjoy the books I chose for you. I love everything that Sarah Dunnant has ever done and she does historical fiction like no other. I chose the other title as it won an award for LGBT fiction and the book itself is heart-wrenching and makes you look at the original classic in a new light.

Hi Santa! Thanks for Doc and The Yellow Wallpaper. I can tell you read my profile and appreciate your thoughtfulness. I'm sure I'll enjoy both books! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! --Nancy
Thank you so much for the books, Secret Santa! I see on your profile that you manage a comic books store. Where? I used to work in a comic store for three years and my husband managed one for 16 years.
Oh well. With audiobooks becoming a bigger slice of the market, it seems strange there is no way of cataloguing them easily, doesn't it?

I saw a thread you started about adding Audible books where no resolution was reached. Did you ever find a way to do this satisfactorily in the absence of an ISBN?
I received my books yesterday and I can't wait to dive into them! They are all a departure from the books currently in my library and I look forward to expanding my reading choices. Thanks so much, and Merry Christmas!
You're welcome, hope you enjoy them! :-)
Thanks so much for the SantaThing books. I'm very much looking forward to reading them. All three were books I'd heard about and wanted to read, so you managed to hit the nail right on the head. Thanks!

Wishing you a happy new year!
Oh, I didn't actually put Ishiguro on my list, did I? Even better!
Thanks for the books! (I couldn't wait.) Never Let Me Go is exactly what I had in mind when I put Ishiguro on my list, I've heard of Top 10 but haven't read it, and I've never even heard of Ares Express but am hard pressed to object to trains on Mars. Merry Christmas!
Hi, I couldn't be bothered looking for you in the Santathing list so here is my recommendations for you in the non-fiction category.

Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law by Nonie Darwish. You might find this interesting, I certainly did.

Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox. It's an interesting read, seeing how a super intelligent woman was treated back in the day, which wasn't so long ago really.
Thanks for the great Santathing picks. I've been enjoying Black Ships - it fits into my fascination in mythology nicely. I actually got two copies of Unwritten for Christmas but my comic book shop let me trade me a copy for the sequel - lucky me! Thanks again!
Hi Ryvre! Thanks for sharing this with Angela/me! :)

-Tiara (tiaralynn)
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