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CollectionsBooks I've Read (889)

Reviews6 reviews

TagsIn Hand (579), By Ear (330), *** (325), 2009 (101), Before 1992 (90), 2008 (87), 2010 (87), 2006 (76), 2007 (69), 2011 (69) — see all tags

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This profile: is a companion to my original thegreattim. The point of this is a reading list and since I do not want to corrupt my library data, I started a new profile (yes, this was two and a half years before "collections"). This is a complete list of every book I have ever read. (Although I am sure I am missing many earlier read works!) Looking at my low numbers makes me wish I had not spent so much time re-reading books when I was younger! Oh, what I have missed... Anyway, please feel free to make recommendations or suggestions in the comments section!!!
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About my libraryThese are only books I have read. While I own some, most I do not. (Although I wish I did) As apposed to my personal library profile, (see "about me" above) where I am meticulous about book data, here I am going only for the cover art of the original edition I read. There are a few rules I set up when I started compiling this life time list in Feb. '03 which are as follows:

1. The book has to have more space dedicated to words than pictures. (Ocassionaly subject to debate) (If it does have a lot of pics, text alone should be in the range of 100 pages)
2. I have to remember major plot points of these books (if I am unsure, I do not list it)
3. Short stories don't count unless published in a collection. Then they count as one. For a novella to count in should be in the neighborhood of 100 pages.
4. After much deliberation I have decided that, as long as they are unabridged, audio books will count as well. This includes books podcasted serialy, but not short-form podcasts; only complete novels. Well, pretty much the same rules as above, but for audio (3+ hours for shorter works would qualify... you get the idea).

Tagging: will be based on year read, followed by author's last name. Also included sometimes is the tag ***, which is a qualifier I am using for my favorite book by any given author. Obviously if I have only read one book by someone, they automatically get the "fav tag" for that book. As far as the year tag goes, sometimes it's a guess/approximation for the older works. Lastly is the either the tag "In Hand" for books I've read in paper format, "By Ear" for books I've listened to, or "Via Nook" for all manner of ebooks. Or a combination of the above, if that is the case - in such circumstances you'd probably find two or more "year" tags. Since I've re-read so many books over the years (and can't remember them all- darn the lack of forsight) only books re-read since the 2003 start of this list will receive double (or triple, etc..) year tags.

Reviews, a note: Any books I review that I own are over on my thegreattim profile. Any books I review that are not owned will be on this profile.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 50 Book Challenge, King's Dear Constant Readers, Science Fiction Fans, Tom Robbins Lovers

Favorite authorsPaul Auster, Stephen Baxter, Ray Bradbury, Ted Chiang, Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Crane, Ted Dekker, Cory Doctorow, Umberto Eco, Stephen Jay Gould, James Halperin, Stephen Hawking, Graham Joyce, Stephen King, C. S. Lewis, Cormac McCarthy, George Orwell, Chaim Potok, Ayn Rand, Tom Robbins, Adam Roberts, Carl Sagan, Scarlett Thomas (Shared favorites)

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Real nameTim

LocationGrand Rapids, MI

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URLs /profile/thegreattimsbooklist (profile)
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Member sinceMay 30, 2007

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It begins... I will be happy when I'm finished, but currently it seems like a serious challenge of patience :)
I finally finished dome
Interestingly I am now you most simular memeber out of 900K or whatever they have. I suspect though that this is in part because of the fact that we ahve reading type lists and not true library type but interesting none the less
I just joined the Library Thing and was navigating to whatever got my attention, mostly things connected to science or science-related. So I came across your profile and thought I'd write, since I felt you'd probably be interested in what I've added below.

Anyway my own book Convergence documents the surprisingly cut-throat world of science and reflects the real-world experiences of tens of thousands of young researchers everywhere. There are four main storylines, each involving a woman seemingly unrelated to the other three. Convergence begins by slowly taking the reader into the world of science and discovery, an apparently benign culture full of supportive people. However, despite the moral purity of the four main protagonists, sinister undercurrents undermine each storyline as the novel progresses. Thus, although starting out purely as a science mystery, Convergence develops into a slow-burning political drama. At the core of the novel are ethical and moral issues that are frequently revisited throughout the book, echoing similar themes contained within The Demon Haunted World and Contact (by Carl Sagan).

Subject to availability, a limited number of free copies of Convergence have been set aside for review purposes. Send email to Christopher Turner at if you wish to have a free copy for review. Please mention Library Thing in the body of your email.


I haven't read Eriksdottir -- sounds like it'd be interesting. Thanks for the tip!

Your library has been interesting to look through; it's been reminding me of books that I've read (or want to read). Hope you don't mind my riffling through!
Hi, Tim.

We are now up to 169 books in common! :-)
(per your other page, not this reading list page)

Thanks for the recommendation! I'll keep it in mind, although my "to be read" list is a little long at the moment. I'm slowly catching up, though! Those 2+ years in school really set me back. (So be ware!)

Take care,
Hi, Tim.

No problem on the reading list(s) image idea! It's actually a variation of an idea I got from another LT member, and she was kind enough to give me tips on how to do the code (since I'd never done that before).

Take care,
Hi, I like the nifty progress meter on your 50 Book Challenge posts -- went to the zokutou site but can't get it to work. Do you know -- is it only operational during NaNo? Do you have suggestions for other sources? Thanks in advance!
I got some great ideas on what to read next thanks to your thorough catalog and your ratings. Thanks much.
Well, I don't have a lot of books on my list, so 13 in common is a lot for me.
Hmm, I see what you mean. I experimented on my profile, though, and the image comes up (okay, it's not a great image, but that's a different story). I did notice that there doesn't seem to be an image on the Book Info page for your book, though there is one on the Social Info page, though I don't see that that should make a difference. (Unless you used the link from the Book Info page and then the image was deleted?)
Yeah, I agree with the abridged part. I don't include audio books if they ar abridged. I have to admint that sometimes I have to "rewind" as my thoughts sometimes wanders of as well. It's summertime here in Norway so I sometimes walk to/from work, thats when the audio book comes in handy...its hard to read while walking...hehe...

The bookshop I work in is the students bookshop, so I make sure they get their text books they need for all the language courses at the University of Bergen.
Audio books count for nothing? Why?
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