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CollectionsCurrently reading (2), To read (32), Read in 2018 (16), Read in 2017 (14), Read in 2016 (19), 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 (6), Read after joining LibraryThing (224), Read before joining LibraryThing (390), Recommended Books (164), Not recommended but want similar novels (43), All collections (630)

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About meI am a runner...
Last race: Lewiston Bridge Run August 27, 2017

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.
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Update 06/30/2018
Entire Collection
Stars Count Percent
1------- 18-- 3.05%
2-------166-- 28.41%
3-------249-- 42.20%
4-------111-- 18.81%
5------- 46-- 7.80%
Total---590--100.00%
Average Rating 3.00169491525424

Books read before joining librarything
Stars Count Percent
1------- 6-- 1.54%
2-------130--33.33%
3-------150--38.46%
4------- 64--16.41%
5------- 40--10.26%
Total 390 100.00%
Average Rating 3.00169491525424

Books read after joining librarything
Stars Count Percent
1--------12-- 5.66%
2--------37--17.45%
3-------105--49.53%
4--------50--23.58%
5-------- 8-- 3.77%
Total 212-100.00%
Average Rating 3.02358490566038

I read six books over the last six months, and I would only recommend one of them, It by Stephen King. I have read 40 King books, five of them more than once, and King is batting .375 if getting a four or better rating is considered a hit. Asking google how many books King has written returns 95. I should just read the rest of his books. Unless King slumps, 20 of 55 books I have not read would be a 4 or 5 star book.

As described in last update, I went through 2 star books in my read before collection, and added these books to my "to read" collection:
Book--------------------Author
The Book of Lost Things-Connolly, John
Balance of Power--------Huston, James W.
Monkeewrench------------Tracy, P. J.
Mystic River------------Lehane, Dennis
Shadow Man--------------McFadyen, Cody
Shibumi-----------------Trevanian
The Third Option--------Flynn, Vince
A Town Like Alice-------Shute, Nevil

I re-read Balance of Power and Monkeewrench. I changed the rating from 2 to 3 stars.
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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 reading200 Years of Dover-Foxcroft History by Louis E Stevens
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