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CollectionsCurrently reading (1), Read in 2021 (6), Read in 2020 (16), Read in 2019 (15), Read in 2018 (15), Read in 2017 (14), Read in 2016 (18), Read in 2015 (29), Read in 2014 (30), Read in 2013 (29), Read in 2012 (21), Read in 2011 (26), Read in 2010 (32), Read in 2009 (7), To read (35), Read after joining LibraryThing (260), Read before joining LibraryThing (393), Recommended Books (176), Not recommended but want similar novels (46), All collections (656)

Reviews257 reviews

Tagsthriller (218), science fiction (152), horror (87), historical fiction (60), story (25), horrible (19), classic (19), sports (14), harry potter (7), humor (6) — see all tags

MediaNot set (3), Book (653), Paper Book (592), Audiobook (9), Ebook (6)

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About my libraryWhat stars mean:

1 = Books that should not be read.
2 = Books that are bad or forgettable, but more worthy than one star.
3 = Books that are enjoyable, but nothing to write home about.
4 = Books that are hard to put down, and can’t wait to pick up again.
5 = Books I would like to read again.
Update 12/31/2020
Entire Collection
Stars Count Percent
1------- 21-- 3.38%
2-------166-- 26.73%
3-------258-- 41.55%
4-------130-- 20.93%
5------- 46-- 7.41%
Average Rating 3.02254428341385

Books read before joining LibraryThing
Stars Count Percent
1------- 7-- 1.79%
4------- 67--17.09%
5------- 40--10.20%
Total 392 100.00%
Average Rating 3.01785714285714

Books read after joining LibraryThing
Stars Count Percent
1--------15-- 5.93%
5--------14-- 5.53%
Total 253-100.00%
Average Rating 3.10276679841897

I am glad 2020 is over. Very bad year, with Covid, and other things happening. In an attempt to make it better, I resolve to say, "I AM HAPPY" to myself when I have nothing better to think. It works.

I re-read four books over the last six months, all I would recommend: Harry Potter 4 The Goblet Of Fire, Harry Potter 5 The Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter 6 The Half-Blood Prince, and Memorial Day Mitch Rapp 7. I changed Memorial Day from a 2 rating to a 4 rating. I still have a few Mitch Rapp novels to read too. I read two books I had not read before: Consent to Kill Mitch Rapp 8 and Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World. Both were good, and I recommend. This is the first time I recommend every book I read over a six month period. Rereading favorites is something I plan to do more often.

No new books were added to the read before joining LibraryThing collection. There are books that need to go in the collection, but I don't know what they are. Changing Memorial Day Mitch Rapp 7 from 2 stars to 4 stars is why before joining number of two star books went from 127 to 126, and four star books went up to 67 from 66. Before joining LibraryThing rating went up to 3.01785714285714 from 3.01275510204082. That is a 0.00510204081632 improvement.

The Overall rating went up to 3.01615508885299 from 3.06882591093117. That is 0.05267082207818, so that is cool.

The spreadsheet that shows how many books read each six months, and also how their overall rating average moves since joining LibraryThing, shows this: The number of books read over the last six months was one of the lowest: tied for 18th of 21 places with June 2018. Increase of the average rating was first! Ding Ding. The 0.08661 increase proves I should just read Harry Potter books

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GroupsCrime, Thriller & Mystery, FantasyFans, Historical Fiction, Horror!, King's Dear Constant Readers, Running Readers, Science Fiction Fans, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, David Brin, Max Byrd, Orson Scott Card, John le Carré, Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, Nelson DeMille, William Goldman, John Grisham, Stephen King, Robert Ludlum, Larry Niven, J. K. Rowling, Brandon Sanderson, Jeff Shaara, Dan Simmons, Neal Stephenson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Mark Twain, Gore Vidal (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceSep 15, 2009

Currently readingAct of Treason (9) (A Mitch Rapp Novel) by Vince Flynn

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