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CollectionsYour library (1,547), Artbooks (49), Graphic novels (747), Non-fiction (21), Novels (551), Family library (110), Once owned (526), Read but unowned (1,768), To read (6), To re-read (19), Favorites (264), Wishlist (527), All collections (3,859)

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Tagsfantasy (1,893), female authors (1,871), 21st century books (1,813), manga (1,635), 20th century books (1,472), male authors (1,340), novels (1,054), romance (923), humour (763), shoujo (756) — see all tags

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About meI’m a librarian and archivist with a long-standing love of all things fantasy and science fiction, though I’ve done the rounds of genres such as history, mystery and thrillers too. I'm also very passionate about Western graphic novels and Japanese manga. My tastes are extremely diverse and I’ll try a bit of anything; as a general rule, I like good ensemble casts, with complex and preferably self-aware characters, but a bit of cheese (or even a lot of cheese) doesn’t faze me. Humour is a must! And because I’m a history buff, I appreciate stories with an eye for detail that build their worlds well. Any recommendations are most welcome.

About my libraryMy library is always in danger of exploding off all my bookcases! So that I don't sink under the weight of my book-reading backlog, I've been making a determined push over the last few years to plough my way through it. So far, so good - I am now about 4/5ths of the way through the backlog, and I've read some fantastic books in the process.

GroupsCats, books, life is good., Librarians who LibraryThing, Livejournalers, Manga and Anime Addicts, Science Fiction Fans

Favorite authorsHiromu Arakawa, Lois McMaster Bujold, C. J. Cherryh, Robin Hobb, Diana Wynne Jones, Robert Jordan, Yoko Kamio, Guy Gavriel Kay, Julian May, Patricia A. McKillip, Dan Simmons (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceOct 19, 2010

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