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CollectionsAmazon books - needs verification (430), Books to Go (19), Read in 2006 (14), Read in 2007 (9), Read in 2008 (17), Read in 2009 (26), Read in 2010 (16), Read in 2011 (9), Read in 2012 (13), Read in 2013 (9), Read in 2014 (5), Read in 2015 (23), Read in 2016 (41), Read in 2017 (23), Your library (1,117), E-Books (6), Read but unowned (67), Favorites (10), To read (271), Currently reading (3), Needs Review (2), Location: Bedroom (53), Location: Computer Room (57), Location: Library (622), Location: Living Room (37), Location: Dining Room (145), Location: Kitchen (30), No longer in library (54), All collections (1,262)

Reviews202 reviews

Tagspaperback (701), reference (508), hardback (483), to be read (273), fantasy (245), writing (181), science fiction (166), role playing game (123), book 01 (111), mystery (107) — see all tags

MediaBook (1,261), Paper Book (1,188), Paperback (634), Hardcover (468), Audiobook (67), Digital audiobook (24), CD audiobook (40), Cassette Audiobook (3), Ebook (6), Unknown (1)

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About meNot a Yankee.
Not a Rebel.

A stuck in the middle of it type person. (Read: Born and Raised within 50 miles of Washington, DC.)

Scribbler, reader (duh), thinker.
(Website links to my blog designed to offer insights to other writers. Its all opinions.)

Outside of that, talk to me to find out more.

Reading threads:
2016 -- Goals (25 books read, minimum 10 physical, minimum 1 nonfiction)
2017 -- Goals listed in thread now. :)

About my libraryMy physical library started as merely a collection of fiction books and a few non-fiction that were interesting to me. Then, I determined that I wanted to try to write that next great novel.

This changed the complexion of the physical library. I can honestly break things down to writing reference, research subjects and fascinations, and fiction. My catalog consists of what I physcially own, save two collections: Read but not owned (library books, for the most part) and No Longer in Library (books I got rid of because they just didn't fit my idea of good books.) I have no e-reader at this time, so none of these books are digital, though I do have audio books listed. If/When things change, so will the library.

Just when I think I am done, I am finding books that aren't cataloged that I thought I had gotten.

Tagging pattern (usually):
Broad Category/Genre, Narrowed content, {series, place in series If applicable}, binding (Paper or not), if not read

Groups The Writers, 40-Something Library Thingers, Archer's Paradox, Cats, books, life is good., Fantasy Forum, FantasyFans, Forward Motion Writers and Readers, Gamers, Heraldry, Hockeyshow all groups

Favorite authorsPiers Anthony, Jim Butcher, Orson Scott Card, Frank Cho, Suzanne Collins, Christopher Farnsworth, John Grisham, David Weber, Margaret Weis (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBay Books, Fenwick Street Used Books & Music‎, Second Looks Books

Favorite librariesCalvert Library Prince Frederick, Lexington Park Branch Library

Other favoritesNational Book Festival

Homepagehttp://swordsvspens.blogspot.com/

Also onGeobirds, LinkedIn, LiveJournal, NaNo, Pandora

LocationLexington Park, Maryland

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/gilroy (profile)
/catalog/gilroy (library)

Member sinceSep 29, 2005

Currently readingDiplomatic immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold
1st to die by James Patterson
The 7 habits of highly effective people : powerful lessons in personal change by Stephen R. Covey

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