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Member: shinyone

CollectionsYour library (700), Currently reading (2), To read (32), Read but unowned (259), All collections (956)

Reviews47 reviews

TagsSF (329), Kindle (98), Nonfiction (96), Historical Fiction (95), Star Wars (95), 2010 (77), 2011 (73), Fantasy (69), 2013 (69), 2012 (66) — see all tags

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About meI'm a lifelong bookworm who majored in English in college and now does something completely unrelated to English as a job. I have a wonderful husband and two adoring cats. When I'm not reading I like to sing, travel, and think about what I'm going to read next.

About my libraryI tend to gravitate toward either the classics or science fiction with surprisingly little in between.

Groups50 Book Challenge, Monthly Author Reads, One LibraryThing, One Book, ROOT - 2013 Read Our Own Tomes, ROOT - 2014 Read Our Own Tomes, Science Fiction Fans, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Jane Austen, David Brin, Charlotte Brontë, Orson Scott Card, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Robert J. Sawyer, Dan Simmons, Neal Stephenson, Edith Wharton (Shared favorites)

Real nameLaura

LocationOmaha NE

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMar 16, 2007

Currently readingThe Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi

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HI - Thanks for taking an interest in my library collection - I'm still pretty new to librarything and am LOVING it!

Even though Horror, SF, and Fantasy are my favourites- I'm currently reading a lot of historical fiction as I'm taking a Distance-Learning University course on Ancient Rome. I just read and love I, Claudius and Claudius the God by Robert Graves and have just requested a bunch of mysteries set in Ancient Rome by Steven Saylor.

Again, thanks for your interest, and if you would like to see my opinions on all sorts of genre-related issues in books, check out my website at

I haven't seen "True Blood" yet, though it is pending on my Netflix account. The books have a picant of sexy, but they aren't raunchy by any means. I'm a bit of a prude, really, and always make a point of scanning over sexy bits of novels to get it over with. They are definitely worth a try!

Thank you for commenting!

Thank you so much for your kind words about my 50 book challenge. Can't believe you have a spreadsheet of all the books you have read. How wonderful.


PS Are you really going to re-read War and Peace? I had a hard enough time reading it once. I literally had to break a leg and even then I skipped out the war and stuck to the peace.
I really liked Three Musketeers. You should definitely give it another try. The book is long, but I liked it so much that I bought a couple of the sequels.
Don't you think that you should put up some sort of warning about that cat photo? Someone could have a heart attack.
WoW! That cat photo unnerves me! :-)
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