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CollectionsAnother Version Owned (4), Reference (221), Non-Fiction (217), Fiction (60), Your library (8,600), Read in 2014 (57), ebook (122), Read and owned (720), Reread (6), Read in 2013 (130), Read in 2012 (116), On Loan (3), Read in 2011 (288), Given Away (6), Wishlist (270), Currently reading (1), Read but unowned (124), Favorites (44), All collections (9,000)

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Tagsfiction (4,509), non-fiction (3,229), fantasy (1,281), science fiction (1,038), mystery (847), history (656), @kindle (431), western (424), series (409), read in 2011 (271) — see all tags

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About meI am retired and so get to play all day, reading and frolicking on the computer. Definitely a grasshopper life.

About my libraryMy library is very eclectic with lots of everything now including Romance (I discovered Georgette Heyer). Once I own a book it seldom goes away. I am an absolute packrat.

I have started to add books I have read but don't own. I want a record of my reading and that must include outside books. Discovering I had pages of books I wanted to read I finally decided to use the collection wishlist to record them. It is regretted that this adds books to the overall collection but I need the convenient computer list.

My tags are usually whatever crosses my mind when I am entering them. It depends on how much I know about the book and how clever I am that day. Almost always the first tag will be fiction or non-fiction. If I list an ebook the tags start with @kindle.

Groups50 Book Challenge, A Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, Alternative Sexuality, Amazon's Kindle, American Civil War, American History, Ancient History, Art is Life, Banned Books, Bestsellers over the Yearsshow all groups

Favorite authorsRobert Adams, Robert Aickman, Abdul Alhazred, Eric Ambler, Poul Anderson, Isaac Asimov, Jane Austen, Iain Banks, Leslie Barringer, Elizabeth Bear, Alfred Bester, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Robert Bloch, John Blofeld, Pierre Boulle, Leigh Brackett, Ray Bradbury, John Brunner, Steven Brust, Charles Bukowski, L. Sprague de Camp, Gail Carriger, Lewis Carroll, Robert Chambers, Joy Chant, C. J. Cherryh, Lincoln Child, Arthur C. Clarke, Rick Cook, Jeffery Deaver, August Derleth, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lord Dunsany, E. R. Eddison, James Ellroy, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Philip José Farmer, Raymond E. Feist, Eric Flint, Dion Fortune, Robert L. Forward, Dick Francis, George MacDonald Fraser, Randall Garrett, David Gemmell, William Gibson, Edward Gorey, Michael Gruber, Robert van Gulik, Joe Haldeman, Barbara Hambly, Edmond Hamilton, Laurell K. Hamilton, Dashiell Hammett, Charlaine Harris, Harry Harrison, Lafcadio Hearn, Robert A. Heinlein, P. C. Hodgell, William Hope Hodgson, Robert E. Howard, Barry Hughart, Molly Ivins, M. R. James, S. T. Joshi, Guy Gavriel Kay, Donald Kingsbury, Russell Kirk, Jerzy Kosiński, Mercedes Lackey, Louis L'Amour, Sterling E. Lanier, Joe R. Lansdale, Michael De Larrabeiti, Fritz Leiber, Lin Yutang, H. P. Lovecraft, John D. MacDonald, Sharyn McCrumb, Dennis L. McKiernan, Elizabeth Moon, John Myers Myers, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Naomi Novik, Peter O'Donnell, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, H. Beam Piper, Edgar Allan Poe, Douglas Preston, Philip Pullman, Seabury Quinn, John Ringo, Patrick Rothfuss, J. K. Rowling, Damon Runyon, Fred Saberhagen, John Sandford, Richard Sapir, John Scalzi, James H. Schmitz, William Shakespeare, Clifford D. Simak, Dan Simmons, Curt Siodmak, Wen Spencer, Ryk E. Spoor, Bruce Sterling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rex Stout, Theodore Sturgeon, William Tenn, Hunter S. Thompson, J. R. R. Tolkien, William R. Trotter, Mark Twain, Jack Vance, A. E. van Vogt, John Varley, Jules Verne, Vernor Vinge, Karl Edward Wagner, Edgar Wallace, Lawrence Watt-Evans, David Weber, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Manly Wade Wellman, H. G. Wells, Martha Wells, Donald E. Westlake, Janwillem van de Wetering, James White, P. G. Wodehouse, Gene Wolfe, Janny Wurts, Roger Zelazny, Paul Edwin Zimmer (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceAug 2, 2006

Currently readingThe Collegium Chronicles: Bastion Bk. 5 by Mercedes Lackey

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