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CollectionsYour library (2,227), Graphic (1,529), Magazines (139), Currently reading (6), Read but unowned (251), Wishlist (620), RPG Books (105), Grr's Comics (487), Grr To Read (132), Moochable (106), All collections (5,391)

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About meI am a geek, a nerd, and a child at heart who still loves all the things loved in childhood. I like science fiction/fantasy books & TV, cartoons, and games of all types, including board games, video games, card games, and role-playing games. I love animals, especially cats, but I don't have any pets because my partner is allergic. I collect My Little Ponies, obscure stuffed animals, and moose-related furnishings. I am a pack-rat: I just like STUFF and I like cataloging it all. For the most part, my library speaks for me better than I can myself. When I am not spending too much time on the internet or otherwise engaging in geekery, I dance (ballet, tap, jazz, acro, that kind of thing.)

It is mathematically impossible for me to be able to read all the books on my TBR in a lifetime, but darned if I'm not going to try!

About my libraryMy library is a catalog of books owned (excepting "Read But Unowned" (since 2008) & "Wishlist") but still not everything owned. Non-book media like games & movies are archived at my alternate TheDarkAge account. (#222513)

I have very specific tastes. My educational reading is mostly hard science and math with a little linguistics thrown in. For recreational reading I tend toward sf/fantasy, mythology, shoujo manga, and young adult novels. My partner's books are mixed in with mine except for a small subsection of his comics which are in their own collection (indeed 400/15,000 is a very small subsection.) There are certain plot/character sensibilities that will endear a book to me no matter how flawed it may be otherwise, like my peculiar affinity for quest/travel/survival narratives. Tagging is important to me, but I'm always changing my mind so my tags are a work in progress and less evocative than I intend them to be.

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GroupsBoard for Extreme Thing Advances, BookMooching, Brooklynites, FantasyFans, Hacking LibraryThing, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, New Yorkers City, One LibraryThing, One Book, PaperBackSwap, Read YA Litshow all groups

Favorite authorsDaniel Abraham, Douglas Adams, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Peter S. Beagle, Erin Bow, Lois McMaster Bujold, Italo Calvino, CLAMP, Ursula K. Le Guin, Diana Wynne Jones, Yun Kouga, Ellen Kushner, Robin McKinley, A. A. Milne, Sarah Monette, Rachel Neumeier, Tamora Pierce, Maggie Stiefvater, Kaimu Tachibana, Natsuki Takaya, Arina Tanemura, Jean Thesman, Catherynne M. Valente, Ysabeau S. Wilce (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Park Slope, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Union Square, BOOKOFF New York (49 W 45th), Books Kinokuniya - New York, Books of Wonder (Downtown), Boulevard Books & Café, Strand Bookstore, The BookMark Shoppe, The Park Slope Community Bookstore

Favorite librariesBrooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge, New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Trinity College Library Dublin

Other favoritesAmerican Museum of Natural History, New York Comic Con 2011, Book Expo America 2013, R'lyeh

Favorite publishersOrbit Books

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Member sinceJun 18, 2007

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