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CollectionsYour library (1,570), Fiction and Lit Shelves (950), Non-Fiction Shelves (268), Graphics Collection (83), Kitchen Shelves (36), Professional papers (31), Legacy and Sentiment (7), Currently reading (1), Passed along (no longer own) (27), All collections (1,577)

Reviews42 reviews

Tagsfiction (1,082), nonfiction (362), fantasy (339), SF (245), mystery (163), short fiction (156), classic (132), horror (130), detective (122), Japan (108) — see all tags

MediaNot set (15), Book (1,562), Paper Book (1,260), Audiobook (1)

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About meTechnodrone for Global Megacorp

About my libraryThe collections are physical locations, not a judgement about the type of book.

Ratings are entirely subjective, and really all about how much personal enjoyment or enlightenment I got out of the book. I'm not making a statement about absolute quality. I really don't know any other way to compare say, an art book to a Shakespeare omnibus. For standard works, like, say, a Bible or a dictionary, it's a comparison to others of its type. The ratings are very heavily skewed to 3 and above, because I'll rarely keep a book that I'd rate at a 1 or a 2.

If I picked up an omnibus of books I've never owned before, I've typically cataloged the omnibus, and with its cover. If the omnibus replaced individual copies (typically a sturdy hardcover replacing tattered paperbacks) I'll typically catalog the individual works, and with the covers of the volumes I once owned. On various whims I may make exceptions.

With the exceptions of the omnibus editions, I've tried very hard to make the covers match what I physically have. If you see generic covers, it's because I have a book with a plain cover and no dustjacket.

Books with no rating or tags are almost certainly on my "to read" shelf.

I use LT for physical books. My ebooks are over at

GroupsManga and Anime Addicts, Metafilter, The Black Orchid (A Nero Wolfe Group), The Green Dragon, The Weird Tradition, Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night

Favorite authorsIsaac Asimov, Jonathan Carroll, C. J. Cherryh, C. S. Forester, Neil Gaiman, Robert A. Heinlein, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, Natsuo Kirino, C. S. Lewis, John Mortimer, Anne Perry, John Sandford, James H. Schmitz, Rex Stout, John Varley, Karl Edward Wagner, Roger Zelazny (Shared favorites)

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Real nameRick

LocationRochester , NY

Account typepublic

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Member sinceOct 2, 2009

Currently readingThe Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) (National Book Critics Circle Award: Fiction Finalists) by Donna Tartt

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