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CollectionsYour library (1,022), Your comics collection (210), To read (36), Uitgeleend (4), Geleend (4), Read but unowned (22), All collections (1,258)

Reviews297 reviews

Tagsfantasy (397), non-fiction (101), Fantasy-Comics (95), SF (67), prophecies (48), children's book (40), school (31), girls (31), dragons (30), wolves (29) — see all tags

MediaNot set (15), Book (1,242), Paper Book (1,184), Audiobook (6), Ebook (40), Other (1), Map (1)

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About meI'm Dutch, I'm a physicist, and, being inspired by what I've seen on someone else's profile, these are the countries I've ever been to:

visited 22 states (9.77%)
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About my libraryI think one look suffices to make this clear: I read almost only fantasy and science fiction. Mostly fantasy; in my experience, SF can sometimes ignore characters and even storyline in favor of The Idea. Needless to say, I'm not a fan of that: to me characters are the most important aspect of a book, followed by world building and story.

Although it is not a prerequisite, I like it when my books display an egalitarian society (as in no discrimination, particular between men and women, but also between everything else), I like good female characters (as in competent, yet human, well fleshed-out, and not trumped by the first male to come along, just because he happens to be male, and she isn't.), I like books that pass the Bechdel test (books that have a) more than one female character, b) that talk to each other c) about something other than men), I like minority characters (for want of a better word; in this I include non-white and non-heteronormative characters (and societies)) and I like non-traditional magic systems and societies.
I also like communities, loyalty and camaraderie.

GroupsFantasyFans, FF-Leesclub Forum, Name that Book, One LibraryThing, One Book, Science Fiction Fans, Spam Fighters!, The Green Dragon

Favorite authorsOctavia E. Butler, Jacqueline Carey, Diana Gabaldon, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Tanya Huff, Guy Gavriel Kay, Stephen King, Mercedes Lackey, Stephenie Meyer, Brandon Sanderson, Michelle West, John Wyndham (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBoekhandel Paagman, Stanley & Livingstone Travel bookstore, The American Book Center

Favorite listsFuture Green Dragon Group Read Books

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LocationThe Hague, the Netherlands

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceOct 15, 2010

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