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About meI am a bookworm; I am not fully dressed if I leave the house without a book. Although my favourite genre is speculative fiction, but I have had a fairly broad diet these past few years. I think it's a bit like learning to love green vegetables - if I didn't initially enjoy it, I've come round to the idea and I'm pretty sure it's good for me. I claim to have limited time for crime novels, but I love Simon Serrailler and Arkady Renko.

I insist that all the books I love be well-written, no matter how generic/derivative the plot may be, and I prize characters and witty dialogue over plot any day. I'm utterly disinterested in romance, although I can tolerate it as a subplot unless it becomes an excuse for heroes rescuing love interests. I am increasingly seeking more diversity in my fiction - recommendations gladly received!

I tend to avoid YA and urban fantasy (that romance thing again, although titles that avoid gushing do get a look-in), and horror (unless it's atmospheric over squick). I have a complete aversion to all chicklit.

About my libraryMy library is still dominated by fantasy, with a good selection of modern scifi / speculative fiction and a growing collection of general fiction and literature (some of it in other languages). I also have a good deal of history and archaeology books, focusing in particular on the (later) Roman Empire and the so-called Dark Ages.

GroupsBooks off the Shelf Challenge, FantasyFans, It's a LondonThing, ReadaThing, The Green Dragon

Favorite authorsZen Cho, Aliette de Bodard, Alan Garner, Nick Harkaway, Susan Hill, Guy Gavriel Kay, Katharine Kerr, Scott Lynch, Richard K. Morgan, Sarah Moss, Mary Doria Russell, Melissa Scott, Michael Marshall Smith, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jo Walton, John Wyndham (Shared favorites)

Favorite listsBibliography for Among Others, Books Read in 2015, Future Green Dragon Group Read Books


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Member sinceJan 13, 2006

Currently readingPersepolis Rising: Book 7 of the Expanse (now a major TV series on Netflix) by James S. A. Corey

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