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CollectionsYour library (881), Currently reading (3), To read (317), e-books and online stories (27), bookshop stock read (46), library books (59), Read but unowned (19), All collections (1,004)

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TagsTBR (318), folio society (170), audio book (163), sci-fi (134), humour (109), audible (104), crime (101), 999 challenge (88), short stories (82), graphic novel (64) — see all tags

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About meI've been reading LibraryThing chat forums for a long time now and have bought and read some very interesting books from the conversations and recommendations on it. So many in fact that I finally decided to join myself and to try and follow some of the challenges if for no other reason than to keep track of what I do read. One of the worst things I find is I read a book and after a couple of years can remember no more about it than I read it.
I hope to be able to add reviews of books I read from now on here to try and stop this memory-deficient problem and as I go along to add books from my library onto here as well based on the proviso than not only have I read them but that I can remember them!

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About my libraryI'm a sucker for weekly / fortnightly collections as I find it's a good way to get books I wouldn't normally buy, so I have a quite varied collection of fiction, from The Great Writer's collection of authors over the last 400 years to the Banned Books collection published recently by a newspaper which are mainly 20th century writers.
I'm also very interested in History and historical figures so have a lot of biographies I have yet to get around to reading. I'm hoping that by using the idea of reading so many books per year from several different categories I can get through more than just my usual mix of crime or sci-fi I tend to read.
I've joined the 11 in 11 challenge, I think that the categories of books I've chosen there tell you more about my library than I could say here and I look forward to talking to people who have read books I am reading or have read and sharing ideas and opinions on them.

13 in 13 challenge;

old challenges:
http://www.librarything.com/topic/111220
http://www.librarything.com/topic/54572

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, Ancient History, Audiobooks, Comics, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Folio Society devotees, The Europe Endless Challenge, What the Dickens...?

Favorite authorsJ. G. Ballard, Ray Bradbury, Raymond Chandler, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jasper Fforde, Ian Fleming, Dashiell Hammett, Joseph Heller, Ernest Hemingway, James Herriot, Jack Kerouac, Elmore Leonard, George Orwell, Will Self, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresBarter Books, Black Flame Books, Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights

Favorite librariesEast End Library, The Literary and Philosophical Society (The Lit and Phil)

LocationNewcastle upon Tyne

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/yosarian (profile)
/catalog/yosarian (library)

Member sinceJan 7, 2009

Currently readingThe Mammoth Book of Golden Age SF: Ten Classic Stories from the Birth of Modern Science Fiction Writing by Isaac Asimov
The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert
The Islamist by Ed Husain

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