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CollectionsExtreme Classics (1), Fantasy Masterworks (2), Your library (1,249), Donated (1), Recycled (1), Favorites (3), ER (9), Everyman's Library (4), Library of America (10), New York Review of Books Classics (1), Penguin Classics (15), SF Masterworks (1), The World's Classics (3), Virago Modern Classics (12), All collections (1,275)

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About meI am an omnivore with particular interests in gardening, comparative religion, nature writing, books on books and popular science. I actually devour fantasy, mysteries and science fiction unless motivated into better effort by a reading group or LT. Which is why I join reading groups and why I rejoice in LT Challenges.

About my libraryMuch of what I own is in crates in the basement; I think I am nearing one-half the way through cataloging. I am in slow process of sorting through and sorting out three lifetimes worth of collecting, my own and both my parents'. Not to mention books passed to me by friends and family: I provide a home for wayward books. Plus I have this little buying problem.

I count as read those books that I have not only read but more than vaguely remember. If I no longer remember what they were about, that does not count. Mostly I am counting what I have read post-LT.

Translating my stars:
* = Vile content badly written
** = Not worth reading but not actually vile
*** = Adequate for its genre
**** = Quite good for its genre
***** = Excellent, a favorite

Generally speaking, books rated '*' or '**' disappear from my home and also from my LT catalog.


Favorite authorsA. S. Byatt, Orson Scott Card, Peter Dickinson, Ursula K. Le Guin, Guy Gavriel Kay, Charles de Lint, Patricia A. McKillip, Toni Morrison, Mary Oliver, Michelle West (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceAug 2, 2008

Currently readingThe View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World by Carl Safina
Islam: A Short History by Karen Armstrong
An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World by Pankaj Mishra
I and Thou (Scribner Classic) by Martin Buber

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