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Member: reading_fox

Book tastes

See my library! Genre fiction - SF and Fantasy, crime, adventure and thriller....mostly. Non-fiction: I do read some. I like travel and adventure, especially caving related (not many available!). Wildlife (foxes?!) and cooking. Some biographies. I tend to enjoy books with well developed world building - where there is a sense of continuity about the world and places, not just episodes the heroes pass through. I like enjoy and prefer morally ambiguous characters and situations where it isn't clear what the "right" action is, and the characters have to live with, and justify, their choices (this is not the same as making mistakes, but acknowledging the world is complex)

Don't get this!

Time travel, historical fantasy (or history in general), romance. I'm sure there are many books in those genres that are excellent, but too many them aren't to my tastes to be worth the chance of you finding that one. YA. I know I have a lot in my library- especially Fantasy and UF, And some of it's quite good. But I prefer the more complex themes of non-YA work. Humor. Even Humour is unlikely to fit with my sense of what's actually funny. Politics. religion. Graphic novels. True crime

Other notes

I have a wishlist, and a lot of series that are still unfinished. I like to discover authors new to me. I've reviewed and rated pretty much everything I've read while I've been on LT, which is a more nuanced guide than genre. I mostly read ebooks these days, so perhaps a pretty non-fiction might work.(There's the new illustrated Earthsea compendium). There are a few authors for whom the ebook availability in the UK is poor, so I'd welcome physical books of theirs.


United Kingdom

Santa: Select books from Book Depository

Store: Book Depository (http://www.bookdepository.com)

Amount to spend: $50.00 USD

Cfraser's picks so far.

9781876485191Throwim Way Leg: An Adventure16.53
9780356503561The boy on the bridge8.37

Secret Santa

reading_fox's Secret Santa is Cfraser. Help Cfraser pick the right book.


Cfraser: Open to any suggestions others may have. So far thinking of either Throwim way leg or around the islands - both by Tim Flannery, non fiction with travel, adventure and wildlife. (Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:38:15 -0500)

WeeTurtle: Well, did some searches and don't see this in her library. Seems like it might fit.


What If? : Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (Sun, 02 Dec 2018 06:05:05 -0500)

Cfraser: Thanks for your suggestion WeeTurtle - unfortunately I couldn't easily make it work with my other book thoughts.

reading_fox - happy christmas! The books I choose are for the following reasons

Throwim Way Leg - non fiction, adventure, lots of wildlife, and even a small part about exploring a cave.

I hope you enjoy

Seveneves - on your wishlist, this is a book I enjoyed myself (I got it as a santathing gift a few years ago)

The boy on the bridge - you rated the girl with all the gifts 4.5 stars, and this is in the same world

Foundation - also on your wishlist and one of my favourite science fiction books (Sun, 02 Dec 2018 19:38:10 -0500)

lorannen: Santa had a little money left over so I added The Missing Girl (9780241339282)—I noticed reading_fox doesn't have any Shirley Jackson in their library yet.

Done. (Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:26:57 -0500)

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