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CollectionsChecked Out from Work (412), Currently reading (11), Movies (720), Music (739), Released to the Wild (used to own, but disliked/outdated) (22), Your library (5,205), All collections (5,553)

Reviews85 reviews

Tagsfiction (3,704), series (2,487), juvenile (2,444), horror (1,446), read (1,388), cd (731), dvd (687), humor (680), suspense (593), romance (584) — see all tags

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About meI'm a(n)... 35 year old, animal lover, atheist, bookworm, bore, dork, gemini, girl, heterosexual, ISTJ, liberal, library page, loner, old maid, smartass, social phobe, vegetarian/vegan, and all-around weirdo.

About my libraryRATINGS (for books & CDs):

1/5 stars = Didn't like & donated/sold (CDs: 0%: sucked; used to own)

2/5 stars = Not for me, but I've kept it anyway, whether to complete a series or because I like the author, etc. (CDs: 40% - 0%: there's maybe 1 track I like on it)

3/5 stars = It's OK (CDs: 60% - 41%: skip through [more than] half the tracks and it's OK)

4/5 stars = I liked it, but . . . (1 or 2 little things that bugged me) (CDs: 80% - 61%: some skipping required)

5/5 stars = I loved it (I'm pretty forgiving with juvenile books, so you'll probably see a lot of them with 5 stars.) (CDs: 100% - 81%: most of the tracks are good)

TAGS (for books):

Mysteries and thrillers I've lumped into the "suspense" category, just to make it easier for me. Same with childrens and teens: lumped into "juvenile." Ditto with occult, paranormal, urban fantasy, etc. (into "horror"), and novellas (into "short stories").


2014: 75 Books Challenge: #1

2013: 2013 Category Challenge (didn't finish) | 75 Books Challenge: #1 and #2 and #3 and #4 and #5 and #6 (finished)

2012: 75 Books Challenge: #1 and #2 and #3 and #4 and #5 and #6 and #7 (finished)

2011: 75 Books Challenge: #1 and #2 and #3 and #4 and #5 and #6 and #7 and #8 and #9 (finished)

2010: Paranormal TBR Challenge (didn't finish) | 1010 Challenge (didn't finish) | 75 Books Challenge: #1 and #2 and #3 and #4 and #5 and #6 and #7 (finished)

2009: Paranormal 999 Challenge (didn't finish) | 75 Books Challenge for 2009: #1 and #2 and #3 (finished)

2008: 888 Challenge (didn't finish) | 75 Books Challenge for 2008 (finished)


3/18/2014 - I'm slowly adding old reviews of books I've read in the past (generally before 2003). No plans on reviewing currents reads, though. Like I mentioned below: too little time. Star-ratings are good enough for me. :)

10/16/2010 — Changed my library from "private" to "public" since LT has added privacy options to books. (knock on wood!)

9/13/2010 — [work in progress] I'm hoping to consolidate all my online catalogs, instead of having everything scattered here, on MyFilmz, and on RateYourMusic. So I'm (slowly) starting to add my movie and music collection to LT.

10/31/2009 — In the spirit of Halloween, I'm dumping my ongoing challenges (Dewey Decimal, Newbery, and A-Z Author/Book) so I can focus on my Paranormal 999 Challenge. Happy Scare Day! :)

8/18/2009 — [work in progress] Another LT project for moi: Scan covers of books without 'em. (Count: 80 naked books--eeps!)

6/7/2008 — My library is now private. I'll make it public again once LT creates privacy features.

2/7/2008 — [still a work in progress] I'm adding year tags to the books I've finished reading (starting in 2001), just to get an idea of how many books I read per year. However, several of these books are rereads/skim-throughs (mainly the juvenile books), so it's not entirely accurate.

1/27/08 — I no longer review books. Too many books; so little time to review them. :)

Groups1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up, 2013 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, ARC Junkies, Banned Books, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Hogwarts Castle, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, King's Dear Constant Readersshow all groups

Favorite authorsU2, BT, Paula Abdul, Nicholas Adams, Harry Allard, Bill Amend, V.C. Andrews, V. C. Andrews, K. A. Applegate, Angelo Badalamenti, Basement Jaxx, The Beatles, Timur Bekmambetov, Cherie Bennett, Jim Benton, Francesca Lia Block, Judy Blume, Eve Bunting, Chelsea Cain, Belinda Carlisle, Gurinder Chadha, CLAMP, Ellen Conford, Caroline B. Cooney, Cambridge Women's Pornography Cooperative, Stephen Cosgrove, Roald Dahl, Delerium, Depeche Mode, Kate DiCamillo, DJ Tiesto (artist), Eve Ensler, Exposé (artist), Fatboy Slim, Fields of the Nephilim, Front Line Assembly, Neil Gaiman, Catherine Hardwicke, Alice Hoffman, Syd Hoff, Emma Holly, Information Society, James Isaac, Kevorkian Death Cycle (artist), Dick King-Smith, Stephen King, KMFDM, Dean Koontz, Korn, Gary Larson, Pascal Laugier (director), Edward Lee, Tanith Lee, E. Lockhart, Lords of Acid, Madonna, Neil Marshall, Richard Marx, Mercer Mayer, Patrick McGrath, MDFMK (artist), Melinda Metz, Mihara Mitsukazu, Mindless Self Indulgence, Ministry, Glen Morgan, Nine Inch Nails, Mark Nykanen, Orbital, Orgy, Barbara Park, Francine Pascal, John Peel, Mike Peters, Pet Shop Boys, Christopher Pike, The Police, The Prodigy, Rammstein, Louise Rennison, Anne Rice, Guy Ritchie, Adam Sandler, John Saul, Joel Schumacher, Ridley Scott, Shel Silverstein, Francesca Simon, Sister Machine Gun, David Slade, Soundgarden, Stabbing Westward, Sting, Sloane Tanen, The Cure, The Electric Hellfire Club (artist), Thompson Twins, Tool, Michael Townsend, Tricky, Tom Tykwer, V.A.S.T., Vivian Vande Velde, Bill Watterson, White Zombie, Whitney Houston, Adam Wingard (director) (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresHalf Price Books - Tacoma, Half Price Books Outlet Store, Powell's City of Books (Portland)

Favorite librariesPierce County Library - Lakewood Branch

Favorite lists1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up, Kidnapping -- children's/young adult fiction, Most Disturbing Books, Separated twins -- children's/young adult fiction

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Real nameSara

LocationWA, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceNov 27, 2005

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