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CollectionsYour library (321), Read but unowned (319), Unread (9), Non-Fiction (74), Songbooks (10), eBooks (17), Wishlist (14), Stories (11), Poems (1), Songs (32), Boxed (24), All collections (759)


TagsFantasy (221), Romance (162), Regency (103), Reread (93), Young Readers (92), Secondary World (78), SF (65), Own Containing Work (64), Contemporary (44), Mystery (44) — see all tags

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About meCreataholic and mother of six, I've been a dedicated book worm since I learned to read at the age of four.

I don't read as many books as I used to though, because I spend so much time writing instead.

This year I am participating in the 100 Books in 2014 Challenge group, here's my thread..

About my libraryWhen I first joined LT, I started by adding everything I had readily to hand by a few favorite authors. I soon decided that was a slow way to find interesting correspondences between my library and other people's, so I started adding one book from each author. That also bogged down quickly.

I am now using LT to keep track of what I'm currently reading, whether I own it or not. I find it very useful and convenient for that purpose, and I suspect that will continue to be the main thrust of my LT library additions in the future. I find the task of adding each book as I read (or reread) it to be much less intimidating that the thought of trying to catalog every book in the house.

Note: I do not use the Wishlist collection as an actual wishlist. The books that are in there, are there because I want them to have purplish checkmarks. :)

Groups100 books in 2014 challenge, Common Knowledge, WikiThing, HelpThing, FantasyFans, Hobnob with Authors, I Love Musicals!, Science Fiction Fans, SF, horror and Fantasy Romance, Treasure Hunters, Writer-readers

Favorite authorsLois McMaster Bujold, Teresa Edgerton, Georgette Heyer, Diana Wynne Jones, Sharon Lee, Terry Pratchett, Martha Wells, Patricia C. Wrede (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Other favoritesContext Convention, Marcon


Also onDreamwidth, Facebook, LiveJournal

LocationJamestown, Ohio

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceAug 26, 2006

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I don't, but would an excerpt from a book do instead if it was the right length (say about a standard amysissons long) and, obviously, self-contained enough? I can almost certainly come up with one of those, but I'd have to think it through first and also figure out how to make it available to the readers. In the meantime, if you've got anyone else with something ready now (including yourself) I'd go with that.
I must at least copy some of the pictures from my Cyclide thesis. As a CAD approach it did not really go anywhere, NURBS are just better. (A google image search for Dupin Cyclides produces some pretty pictures - and much faster than I could do them in the 1980s!
It is good to hear from someone else who feels the same about that book. I just couldn't see what everyone else saw in it. Like you I felt it was unreal, totally contrived and just a little bit ridiculous. And that is coming from someone who loves dystopias and fantasy and sci fi! But, nevermind, there are so very many good books out there to find aren't there.
You can use it if you like, though it might be easier for both of us if you just made a new list for yourself. Whatever works for you.

I went ahead and joined the 100 in 2014 group, since 100 books a year is my norm. There were way less members there, too, so maybe a bit more manageable. Thanks so much for your instructions. I'm hoping to find others who are addicted to children's lit, but I'm not prejudiced against grown-up novels. I do still read them. Occasionally.
Thanks. I was so bummed when I looked at my GoodReads stats for 2013. I normally read over 100 books a year and this year it was only 38. But as I mentioned in a comment I just left about what I'm working on, 2013 was a horrific year for me. So yeah, I'm game for the 75 book challenge. What do you want to tell me about it?
Thanks so much for taking the time to help me understand the nature of the LT community. I am first and foremost a reader and lover of books and believe I will enjoy being a part of LT once I figure out how it functions. I will warn the sassy little green alien to behave himself and leave the majority of sharing on this site to the more serious reader/writer, Angelina. By the way, my bathtub is huge.
Hi Shelby.
Thanks for the heads up. Here's the dilemma. I write MG under the author pseudonym of Ace Hansen. My identity is very separate from my identity as a Young Adult author, in which I use a photo of myself. I truly use the cartoon alien as my identity for book signings, author events, school visits, conferences, etc. Ace Hansen, the sassy green alien author, is who I'm known as in real life and my online presence. I'm sorry if this is offensive to those "data purists". To post anything but this author photo would actually be inappropriate for me. I've been a member of GoodReads for quite some time and just recently came across LibraryThing on Twitter. I joined, not just for self-promotion, but because I am a very avid reader and wanted to join another community of readers. But as an author, I am always going to be interested in putting my work in front of potential readers. I have just begun to navigate this site and am a bit surprised at the hostility. If you hadn't warned me, I would have been quite upset. Please let me know what I should do.
Really enjoyed Cantata. Totally not what I was expecting, and if you'd asked me beforehand would I enjoy a comedy of manners based romance, than I could absolutely say it wasn't my thing. Despite that it worked really well. Lovely balance and pacing, the viewpoint from the scribe who couldn't acknowedge anything improper tempered it all wonderfully. Not at all too romancey. I'll put a full review up in due course, but I see no reason at all why this wouldn't be someting you could sell professionally. I've read far far worse as ER titles. You've even managed to get the grammar and spelling correct which seems to be beyond far too many 'professional' authors!

Many thanks for the opportunity to read it. Please do let me know when you have a website ready to buy your books from. Keep writing!

Forgot to mention: my blog also has info on various self-publishing options and comparisons between traditional and Indie efforts...
My blog is about the promotion efforts for my most recent work (as well as general information I've learned along the road) and I appreciate any sharing of it you do :-)

I have self-published other books but never embraced the promotion :-)

Intrusive? No way :-)

As far as self-publishing, I'm quite a ways down that road and been blogging about it for a couple years now.

If it's of any help, check out the Top Tags in the side-bar for "book promotion" & "self-publishing", or, any ol' tags ya want :-)
Ummm.....No? Okay, yes, I'm guilty. It's the fault of the Con Committee, honest; they begged me to do it!

Found this site a while back, I've been too lazy (and cheap) to sign up for full membership, but eventually I'll have to just to get an actual count and catalog of our books.
Hi LShelby,

I thought this new topic might interest you:

D. A. Blankinship
Following your post on the 'creation of worlds' thread in Hobnob, I looked through your website because I thought that sounded really cool.

It is cool.

two thoughts - your news section is out of date by 2 years?
You've written a lot of stuff! Have you thought about putting it up on Smashwords or the like, and seeing how people get on with it?

keep reading and writing!
Very sensible post on the published writer thread.

I was hoping you might drop by the Le Salon thread “Alex Austin: Underappreciated Author” The thread has been up about three weeks and I think the accumulated inteview should be intriguing to anyone interested in books and the writing process. The URL is

I started a 'what we're playing: music' thread:
Just explored your page -- what fun! Kudos to you. You posted about your 2008 award on my bday. I've been reading since I was four too :) Are you in the process of becoming an LT author?
re: getting your library inputted, I really couldn't believe how fast it went using the isbns. Maybe one of the 6 could do it? It's simplest for me to input tags on random books from the addbook page too. Usually though I input a mess of the same genre and then go to the tags, select "no tag" and input there. My 'fav' authors list here doesn't really reflect all my fav authors. I adore Wrede :) Enjoyed one DW Jones and then was horrified by the next (years ago and don't remember why) so I put her in the "no more" category. Bujold, well, she is just terrif! Good to meet you
Welcome to the 2009 75 Books Challenge group. Thanks for joining in!
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