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CollectionsYour library (332), Favorites (19), All collections (332)

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Tags501 Must-Read (95), classic (86), fantasy (78), sci-fi (51), non-fiction (46), young adult (33), modern fiction (33), historical fiction (24), history (19), humour (13) — see all tags

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About me45, married male sci-fi/fantasy fan who also enjoys the classics and history (fiction and non-fiction). I sometimes value sheer entertainment over other qualities, but I've a big appreciation for good technique.

My primary goal for maintaining this profile is a personal memory aid (I can always use more of those). It records what I've been reading (regardless of whether I borrowed or own it).

Quote: "Every man should keep minutes of whatever he reads. Every circumstance of his studies should be recorded; what books he has consulted; how much of them he has read; at what times; how often the same authors; and what opinions he formed of them, at different periods of his life. Such an account would much illustrate the history of his mind." - James Boswell

Someday, one of these days, sooner or later, I might write a novel myself. Or die first, one or the other.

About my libraryI've read and own considerably more than what's listed here but I'm only adding as I read, while sometimes deleting titles that prove forgettable. I average one or two books a month (15-20pgs in 30min is fast for me). For that reason I'm very careful about what I choose, which is probably (and happily) why I give so many positive reviews. Discounting the occasional impulsiveness, I can pretty much tell you the titles I'll be reading several months in advance.

5 stars = especially memorable (perfection not required)
4.5 stars = more than I expected, impressed me
4 stars = met my expectations, I recommend this one
3.5 stars = let me down in some minor way, not quite right
3 stars = disappointing, below expectations

If I read anything worse, you probably won't hear about it.

Groups501 Must-Read Books, All Writers Considered, Bestsellers over the Years, Book Listers UNITE!, Book reviewers, Canadian Bookworms, Cats, books, life is good., Famous voluminous novels, FantasyFans, Geeks who love the Classicsshow all groups

Favorite authorsIsaac Asimov, Pierre Berton, Jorge Luis Borges, Thornton W. Burgess, Italo Calvino, Jacqueline Carey, Agatha Christie, James Clavell, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, Stephen R. Donaldson, Umberto Eco, Steven Erikson, E. M. Forster, Mark Helprin, Frank Herbert, Hermann Hesse, Henry James, Gary Jennings, James Joyce, Guy Gavriel Kay, Harper Lee, George R. R. Martin, Haruki Murakami, Ayn Rand, Michael Scott Rohan, J. K. Rowling, Paul Scott, Robert Silverberg, Dan Simmons, John Steinbeck, J. R. R. Tolkien, Paul O. Williams, Tad Williams, Gene Wolfe, Austin Tappan Wright (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAllison the Bookman, Bearly Used Books, Chapters - Kanata, Chapters - Pinecrest, Chapters - Sudbury, Coles - Northgate Square, Gulliver's Quality Books and Toys, Second Story Books, The Book Market - Bell's Corners, The Owl Pen, Value Village

Favorite librariesNorth Bay Public Library

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LocationNorth Bay, Ontario, Canada

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Member sinceDec 14, 2007

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