CollectionsYour library (1,312), Experimental (22), Currently reading (5), Review pending (432), Recommended, unowned (4), ARC (12), In Translation (155), All collections (1,318)
Tagsliterature (256), SF (199), ideas (185), philosophy (168), science (107), history (96), the quest (88), graphic novels (68), art (58), fantasy (55) — see all tags
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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. I have a background in philosophy and physics, and it probably shows in my collection.
Say Hi if you want, I'm slowly becoming more active on LT.
About my libraryMostly just stuff I'm interested in that I've picked up from work. There has been almost no attempt to "Collect" rare books, or series, or dive in depth into any one area, though it does happen sometimes.
I've culled the herd a few times, having sent several hundred books at times to the chopping block. In the past this has nearly eliminated my fantasy books, travel guides, middling fiction, and poor quality religious books. I will most likely make no attempt to add these to a Read But Unowned collection.
If I've rated it, I've read it. Note: I acquire books faster than I read them. I rate keeping two things in mind, how well they're written and how much I enjoy them. Books over a 4 rating almost always rate high in both. There is almost no incentive to keep low rated books, but some are so fascinatingly terrible that I just have to keep them around.
About my Collections: Experimental denotes books that play around with the form or content, even if the author wasn't "experimenting". ARC means Advanced Readers Copy. I want to start reviewing my books, mostly to add to the site, so I've picked out books with 10 or fewer reviews and created Review Pending. Will I actually review these books? Many I haven't read in over 10 years. Guess we'll see.
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. Some of my Collections exist because LT won't let you choose to view only those books with specific multiple tags, and Collections are a way around this.
GroupsNon-Fiction Readers, Questers Who Are Interested In This Group, Science!, 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 Gibson, Haruki Murakami, Carl Sagan, Neal Stephenson, Bill Watterson, Slavoj Žižek (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresMcNally Robinson Booksellers - Saskatoon
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceOct 26, 2005
Currently readingFinnegans Wake (Penguin Modern Classics) by James Joyce
Underworld by Don DeLillo
The Religious Case Against Belief by James P. Carse
The Sublime Object Of Ideology by Slavoj Zizek
The Best of Cordwainer Smith by Cordwainer Smith