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CollectionsYour library (1,817)

Reviews14 reviews

Tagshorror (277), fantasy (253), Melinda (149), thriller (93), history (90), interiors (81), 2013 (79), interior decorating (78), 2012 (76), 2010 (75) — see all tags

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About meI'm a part-time analyst for the Federal Govt. I have 4 fish tanks, a Maltese, an orchid and bonsai shed (couldn't afford a greenhouse), love news, films and BBC television. And thousands of books! Which I'm having problems cataloging because they're boxed in the garage, our earthquake shed and a couple of rainwater barrels.)

I can't cook though. And not much of a housekeeper although people say my house smells like the sea. (On account of my saltwater tank and the reef tank). I guess I have too many hobbies to pay much attention to my surroundings-- other than the number of shelves I have and whether my zoo is comfortable.

About my libraryMy taste is a bit of a ragout. I love books on Biblical archaeology and hard science. Monsters. Travel. Horror (King, Clive Barker, Robert McCammon, Farris, James Herbert) and the paranormal. Ghost stories by M.R. James and of that ilk.) I love adventure thrillers by Rollins, techno-thrillers by Tom Clancy, and anything by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

I love tech books and tech culture. Dark fantasy by Tanith Lee. Books about books (Umberto Eco) and intellectual (for want of a better word) mysteries by Reverte . . . I have too many books and I have more unread in piles in my living room. I read several books at a time. Usually a lightweight book like a mystery in the bathroom, a history at work, a horror book in bed and in the living room -- anything goes, I suppose.

Whenever a book arrives (I read a review or someone recommends it) I put it on my Shopping Cart in Amazon and wait until it becomes a paperback. This way, I can afford more books. And if the book turns out to be terrible, I don't feel so bad about spending $16 on it.

Groups50 Book Challenge, Almack's, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Cthulhu Mythos, FantasyFans, Historical Fiction, Livejournalers, Second Life, Story-writing Co-Op, The Green Dragonshow all groups

Real nameMelissa

LocationLos Angeles

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Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceAug 26, 2006

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