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CollectionsYour library (2,863), To read (154), Currently reading (4), Recently Read (20), Read in 2022 (26), Read but unowned (206), Wishlist (123), Reviewed (115), Jane's (200), E-books (125), Favorites (7), Didn't like (49), Parenting (12), Previously Owned (218), All collections (3,246)

Reviews117 reviews

Tagstpb (1,198), hb (825), science fiction (809), mmpb (782), fantasy (672), nonfiction (569), unread (305), humor (243), history (237), short stories (227) — see all tags

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About meThose who are tempted to draw conclusions about my gender from that of my spouse are encouraged to carefully consider their assumptions. Pronouns: she/her.

About my libraryThe contents of my library are best seen by actually looking at it. The top tags are somewhat misleading since I do not use strictly hierarchical tags, and will not tag a book about, for instance, geology with "science". I read more non-fiction, and much less fantasy, than I once did; sorting by "date added" can give a sense of how my tastes have evolved. I do not use date read or date acquired, since I did not track that information prior to joining LT.

I use "date" as intended to record the actual publication date of the physical copy that I own, not for the original publication date.

My short fiction is in a secondary account at https://www.librarything.com/profile/lorax_short

Notes on Collections:

"Your Library": Books in "Your Library" are those I own. The default state, for books not tagged "unread", is that I have read them. This seems obvious to me.

"Recently Read": I started tracking this in September, 2014. I will keep the most recently-read 20 or so books in here. Somewhat arbitrarily, I decided not to include re-reads here.

"Read but unowned": As should be obvious, this does not include every book I've ever read. This is not an exhaustive list of every book I've ever read. Including all the crap i read as a kid or in high school (or, for that matter, the high-school required reading) would make this much, much, much longer. This primarily includes books I've read in graduate school and later, plus a few I read in college that I remembered, and a very few fondly-remembered childhood reads added primarily to get them off of my recommendations.

"Wishlist": Books on my wishlist are those I have definite plans to either purchase or borrow from the library. Books I'm only considering do not appear in my account.

Notes on a couple tags:

I only use the "LC Challenge" and "Dewey Challenge" tags in my wishlist, to remind myself. To see what books I've actually read for the challenges please see my threads, here and here.

"jane's": Books belonging to my wife, Jane. I've only entered a fraction of her books, those which I've read and enjoyed, (or found useful, in the case of reference books), plan to read, or those I would have bought if she hadn't.

Ratings:

Zero stars means a book is something that I can't assign a rating to (like an anthology with stories of variable quality), or in a few cases something I'm conflicted about for reasons unrelated to the text. Or that I didn't get around to rating, or read long enough ago I can't meaningfully rate it. Half a star is the lowest meaningful rating. I am fairly strict about trying to normalize my ratings, so three stars is an average read for me. This means I enjoyed it; it is not a negative rating. I realize this may be confusing to those accustomed to the Amazon and Uber standard where four stars means 'barely acceptable' and three means 'awful', but I refuse to surrender the range of nuance offered by a five-star system.

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Favorite authorsIain M. Banks, Alison Bechdel, Steven Brust, Raphael Carter, Diane Duane, Jasper Fforde, John M. Ford, Neil Gaiman, N. K. Jemisin, Ann Leckie, Daniel Keys Moran, Patrick O'Brian, Nnedi Okorafor, Terry Pratchett, Charles Stross, Catherynne M. Valente, Vernor Vinge, Jo Walton, Gene Wolfe, David Zindell (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresA Different Light Bookstore, A Different Light Bookstore, Book Alley, Bookmans - Midtown, Brand Bookstore, Know Knew Books, Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, Mystery and Imagination Bookshop, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Second Story Books, Second Story Books - Rockville, MD, Vroman's Bookstore

MembershipTinyCat. https://www.librarycat.org/lib/lorax
ER. LibraryThing Early Reviewers

LocationWashington, DC area

Account typepublic

URLs /profile/lorax (profile)
/catalog/lorax (library)

Member sinceSep 15, 2005

Currently readingThe Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty
South to Freedom: Runaway slaves to Mexico and the road to the Civil War by Alice L. Baumgartner
Noor by Nnedi Okorafor
The Border: A journey around Russia: Through North Korea, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Norway and the Northeast Passage by Erika Fatland

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