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Member: starcat

CollectionsYour library (1,501), Experimental (26), Currently reading (5), Review pending (374), Recommended, unowned (3), ARC (15), In Translation (237), Read but unowned (5), All collections (1,509)

Reviews45 reviews

Tagsliterature (288), ideas (259), philosophy (228), SF (220), history (118), science (91), graphic novels (80), french (77), the quest (75), compilation (68) — see all tags

MediaBook (1,509), Paper Book (1,492), Ebook (1)

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About meBookstore employee, coffee drinker, cat-less (difficult choice). I read far less than I want to, though it's quite a bit more than average. My background is in philosophy and physics, and it probably shows in my collection.
Say Hi if you want, I'm slowly becoming more active on LT.

Reviews: I've started! They're taken from my impressions on finishing the book, and they may not be very useful to those of you who aren't me. Also, they may be spoilery, not sure how much I care about that right now. "oc" means "on completion".

About my libraryMostly just stuff I'm interested in that I've picked up from work. I'm pretty lazy, so there's been almost no attempt to dive in depth into any one area, or gather an extensive set of material on a single subject, though they both have their appeal.

If I've rated it, I've read it. Mostly. I rate based on how well the book is written (highly subjective) and how much I enjoy it (objective). Big stars go out to books that impress and amaze, even despite a few flaws. I have almost no desire to keep low rated books, but some are so fascinatingly terrible that I just have to keep them around.

About my Collections: "Experimental" collects books that play around with the form or content, even if the author wasn't "experimenting". ARC means Advanced Readers Copy. Review Pending is a goad to review my books, starting with those with 10 or fewer reviews. Hopeful but ineffective pipe dream? Maybe. Probably.

The tags aren't complete. I don't really see how they could be. Every few months I'll get the energy, but I never really make it that far.

Groups75 books in 2014? Why not., Non-Fiction Readers, Questers Who Are Interested In This Group, Science!, Spam Fighters!, TinyCat, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsHannah Arendt, Iain M. Banks, Simone de Beauvoir, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, Anne Carson, Daniel C. Dennett, William Faulkner, William Gibson, Haruki Murakami, Carl Sagan, Neal Stephenson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Bill Watterson, Slavoj Zizek (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresMcNally Robinson Booksellers - Saskatoon


Real nameGeof


Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceOct 26, 2005

Currently readingGrimms' Tales for Young and Old: the Complete Stories by Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm
Europe's Tragedy by Peter H. Wilson
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman
Good Book, The by A C Grayling
The End of the Story: The Collected Fantasies, Vol. 1 (The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith) by Clark Ashton Smith

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