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Tagsfiction (267), fantasy (163), series (129), reference (113), children's (99), magic (95), classic (81), humor (79), history (62), British literature (57) — see all tags

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About meNerdy lady from New Jersey with distinctly Gothic sensibilities and piratical sympathies. In my head, I am in elementary school still. Sometimes. I accumulate books faster than I can read them; it's becoming a compulsion. When I'm not reading I enjoy watching movies, writing, painting things black, listening to classic rock and metal, experimental bartending, going to playgrounds at night once all the actual children leave, and wandering around town with my friends looking for something interesting to do, often resulting in some sort of ill-advised baking project.

Also, I am awesome. Thank you.

About my libraryI like history books, and particularly like medieval history, piratical history, and the history of English. I obsessively collect language-learning materials for languages I will never learn to speak well and books in foreign languages I will never be able to read in a decent amount of time. I keep children's books around for a really long time. I'm not very big on realistic fiction; I want DRAMA. And comedy, and magic, and swashbuckling sea adventures. So that's what I buy. I like "classics," whatever that means. I like fantasy and fairy tales. I like historical fiction. I like girl's adventure fiction. I like it when at least two of those last three categories overelap. I like satire. I'm very much getting into cute little hardcover books of ridiculously macabre children's stories with accompanying demented line drawings. I love that that's an entire genre. Then there's stuff other people give me, which falls roughly under the same parameters, usually, but not always. A number of my favorite authors were my favorite authors when I was nine. The rest are British. Oscar Wilde is God.

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Favorite authorsJane Austen, Lewis Carroll, Edward Gorey, Thomas Hardy, Henrik Ibsen, Brian Jacques, Gail Carson Levine, Tamora Pierce, Terry Pratchett, J. K. Rowling, William Shakespeare, J. R. R. Tolkien, Oscar Wilde, Patricia C. Wrede (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceJul 17, 2006

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