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About my libraryAs I read a lot of short stories, I'll track pages and not works.

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Books read in 2020:

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As I'm pretty aimless and disorganised at the moment and really don't like it, I've decided to treat myself to a bit of targeted reading with the BingoDOG from the Category Challenge 2020.

1 Title contains a pun: No Country for Old Gnomes, Delilah S. Dawson / Kevin Hearne (03/2020)
2 Book with "library" or "thing" in the title or subtitle: The Library of Lost and Found, Phaedra Patrick (03/2020)
3 Book published under a pen name or anonymously: The right Sort of Man, Allison Montclair (02/2020)
4 Book about books, bookstores, or libraries
5 Book by a woman from a country other than the US or UK:
6 Epistolary novel or collection of letters: Letters from an Astrophysicist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson (03/2020)
7 Book with a periodic table element in the title: A Golden Grave, Erin Lindsey (04/2020)
8 Book that's in a Legacy Library
9 Mystery or true crime: Earthly Remains, Donna Leon (04/2020)
10 Book with at least 3 letters of "Bingo" consecutively in the title (BIN, ING, NGO, GOB, OBI): King Rat, China Miéville (02/2020)
11 Mythology or folklore: Cain, José Saramago (03/2020)
12 Book set in Asia: The Far Fields, Madhuri Vijay
13 Read a CAT: The Throne of Adulis, G. W. Bowersock (03/2020, GeoCAT 03/2020)
14 Book published in the year of your birth
15 Red cover, or red is prominent on the cover
16 Work published in 1820 or 1920: A Voyage to Arcturus, David Lindsay (04/2020)
17 Book not set on Earth: The collapsing Empire, John Scalzi (02/2020)
18 Book published in 2020:
19 Book about birth or death (childbearing, midwifery, human aging, etc.): Death and other Happy Endings, Melanie Cantor (03/2020)
20 Book with a proper name in the title
21 Weird book title
22 Book published by a small press or self-published: Riding the Crocodile, Greg Egan (03/2020)
23 Book involving a real historical event (fiction or nonfiction): The Conqueror's Wife, Stephanie Thornton (04/2020)
24 Book written by a LibraryThing author
25 Book by a journalist or about journalism

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**(country) is for the author's country of origin.
PL: (country) is for places the work is set in.
tts: e-book is made into a fake audiobook by text-to-speech-software. I was astonished how good this works, and it's perfect when stuck in traffic.

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Authors worldwide:

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 2020 BIG FAT BOOK CHALLENGE, 2020 Category Challenge, 2020 ROOT CHALLENGE, 50 Book Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2020, All Writers Considered, Ancient History, Banned Books, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographiesshow all groups

Favorite authorsPaul Anderson, Margaret Atwood, Elias Canetti, Fritjof Capra, Umberto Eco, Kerstin Ekman, Neil Gaiman, Ursula K. Le Guin, Batya Gur, Elke Heidenreich, Walter Moers, Wolf von Niebelschütz, Connie Palmen, William Saroyan, Dava Sobel, Neal Stephenson (Shared favorites)


Favorite listsBest Fantasy Novels, Best Science Fiction Novels, Best Science Fiction Originally Published in a Language Other Than English, Books Read in 2018, Books Read in 2019, Books Read in 2020, Female Protagonist, Speculative Fiction from around the World, Writers as Characters in Fiction


LocationWien / Vienna, Austria

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Member sinceAug 30, 2007

Currently readingQuicksilver by Neal Stephenson
The Mongoliad. Book One by Neal Stephenson
The Moon is Down (Penguin Modern Classics) by Mr John Steinbeck

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