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About meAmateur naturalist, introvert, bibliophile, and aspiring writer living in British Columbia, Canada. Generally more comfortable with books, cats, and trees than I am with other human beings. Obsessed with making lists. Fond of semicolons and parentheses. And sentence fragments. I read an alarming number of books (usually 150-200+) in a year. 25 or 50 book challenges? Those are a joke, right?

About my libraryConstantly pulled between the two ideals of a huge library that contains thousands of books and a tiny library that contains only my most favourite books. Probably leaning more towards the former even as I admire the latter...

All of the books in the "my library" collection are books that I own real, physical copies of. In theory, I keep only the books that I am likely to re-read. ("In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.") Once I remove a book from my physical library, I also remove it from my LibraryThing catalog. Recently, I have been focusing on thinning out my collection to make room for new books, but curiously, the number of books I own only ever seems to increase.

The "Wishlist" collection is not my entire wishlist (which is way too long), but only those books that I am most interested in right now. The "Read but unowned" collection can be considered an extension of my wishlist; it consists of books that I have borrowed that I would like to own copies of.

Some explanation of my ratings (mostly as a reminder to myself):
- 5 stars: books that I really, really love
- 4 or 4 1/2 stars: good books that I like a lot
- 3 or 3 1/2 stars: a decent book but one that I don't personally enjoy OR a book that is obviously not great literature but that I am fond of nonetheless OR some combination of the above possibilities; a catch-all rating for books that I'm not sure of
- 2 or 2 1/2 stars: a book that I didn't care for and that is not that great, but that still might have some value for someone, somewhere
- 1 or 1 1/2 stars: not a good book, probably not worth reading
- 1/2 star: truly abysmal

GroupsUnique Library Thing Book Group

Favorite authorsFrances Hodgson Burnett, Susanna Clarke, Emily Dickinson, John Michael Greer, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ellen Kushner, Robin McKinley, Beatrix Potter, Lemony Snicket, Patricia C. Wrede (Shared favorites)


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Real nameHeather M. Mingo

LocationBritish Columbia, Canada

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Member sinceDec 1, 2008

Currently readingShadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World by Edward Dolnick
Poems by Walter de la Mare
The Grand Tour, or, The Purloined Coronation Regalia by Patricia C. Wrede

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