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CollectionsYour library (996), Wishlist (1), Currently reading (5), To read (5), All collections (996)

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Tagsscifi (287), science fiction (284), no-own (100), fantasy (91), computer (68), science (58), programming (49), astronomy (42), sexuality (40), sex (40) — see all tags

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About meI like to read. I like to hike. I hike to read about hiking. I like computers. I like to read about hiking on my computer.

I read a lot of eBooks, mainly from Fictionwise. I purchased a Fujitsu Lifebook replaced both my Rocket eBook and a full-sized laptop. The Lifebook is a small tablet computer that allows me to read almost any format eBook as well as web pages, plus do all the other stuff computers can do.

About my libraryMy LibraryThing library catalogs all hardcopy books in my home and office, including:

* books I currently own,
* books I once owned and/or read, but sold or gave away (tagged "no-own"), and
* my husband's books (mostly the Tom Clancy and Sue Grafton novels).

My primary goals in using LibraryThing are to:

* avoid buying duplicates of books I own or have read, and
* be able to search my library by augmenting my LibraryThing library with my Google Books library.

My personal goals for my library are to own everything written by Isaac Asimov in hardcopy. I also collect Ray Bradbury and Frank Herbert. Ayn Rand, Kevin J. Anderson, and John Updike are among my other favorite authors.

GroupsEarly Reviewers, Erotica, It's Not Porn, Purely Programmers, Science Fiction Fans, Sex Between the Covers

Favorite authorsKevin J. Anderson, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Sharon Loiuse Crayton, David Eddings, William Gibson, Bruce Grubbs, Frank Herbert, Larry Niven, Neil Peart, Ayn Rand, Robert Silverberg, John Updike (Shared favorites)


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Real nameDeborah Lee Soltesz

LocationFlagstaff, AZ

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceFeb 10, 2008

Currently readingAwakening Loving-Kindness (Shambhala Pocket Classics) by Pema Chodron
A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal by Edward Abbey
The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times by Pema Chodron
Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life by David Allen
Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3) by Stephenie Meyer

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Thank you for thinking me interesting. We don't have too many books in common though, wonder why as we share 2 groups
Hi, Book shopping and hiking over your way sounds ideal! Good to see a well tagged library it makes browsing much easier for the visitor. What about a Star Trek tag?
Hello Deborah, Thanks for the friend add. You have an interesting collection of books on common topics. Great profile photo too. I'd love to do some walking in your Country.
I thought how utterly we have forsaken the Earth, in the sense of
excluding it from our thoughts. There are but few who consider
its physical hugeness, its rough enormity. It is still a disparate
monstrosity, full of solitudes, barrens, wilds. It still dwarfs,
terrifies, crushes. The rivers still roar, the mountains still
crash, the winds still shatter. Man is an affair of cities. His
gardens, orchards and fields are mere scrapings. Somehow,
however, he has managed to shut out the face of the giant
from his windows. But the giant is there, nevertheless.

- Wallace Stevens,
Letters, p. 73

Yes, we do seem to have a lot in common. This is such a cool site. I don't have as much time to spend on the internet these days, but LT is one of the places I sneak into to see what is happening. Much of the scifi I've read over the years hasn't made it into my LT library yet. There are boxes in an upstairs room that I've not opened in 10 years... yikes. I really should go through them, I've been threatening to give them away. It would be better to give them away than let them sit around in boxes for another 10 years. (we know this, but it's tough to part with them!)

I grew up in Colorado (long ago) and really miss the west sometimes. We make it back for vacation now and again, but it's not the same. Been to your area (Flagstaff) but not in recent years. I spent some time in Tucson years ago and fell in love with the Sonoran desert. Those huge cactus!! (is it saguaro?)

Anyway - I've got to write that review on Sacred Commerce (procrastination ....) it's not going to be a good one ... oh well.

Hi Deborah,

I just gave your review of "Sacred Commerce..." a thumbs up. I also received a copy of the book as part of the Early Reviewers program and have been at a loss in terms of what to say about it. I was thinking very much along the same lines as you, very disappointed as I expected much much more. Oh well. Now I have to try to write a review with very similar sentiments. BTW, your dogs are adorable! I walk every day with my own (a sheltie) - but ours isn't much of a hike, just sidewalks and the occasional jaunt into the wetlands (usually on a boardwalk to avoid the snakes!).

Thanks. Collecting Asimov has to be a big job!
Hi Deborah. Welcome. Very cool dogs. LT definitely great for stopping the buy duplicates problem! :)
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