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About meI love my Kindle -- I read mostly ebooks now. I'm a big gadget geek, though my wallet is less fond of the gadgets than I am.

Several moves and Bookcrossing also helped relieve me of some of my book collection. But I still have many beloved physical books that will always have a place in my home. I just am practicing the art of letting go, especially when I think I won't re-read a book.

I have master's degree in library and information science, with a concentration in digital libraries, but I've never been a librarian. My interest is in metadata and digital collections, but for now, I continue to work as a journalist.

About my libraryI love anything by Douglas Adams, Anne McCaffrey, Marion Zimmer Bradley, J.K. Rowling, Philip Pullman, Isaac Asimov, Jasper Fforde, Jane Austen, Kurt Vonnegut. I sink into nonfiction and classics on occasion.

I used to exclusively read sci-fi and fantasy, but over the years, I got frustrated by the sameness of the genres and the writing. I've learned to be more discerning and careful with my time.

GroupsBuild the Open Shelves Classification, Californians Who LT, Fantasy Forum, FantasyFans, Feminist SF, Librarians who LibraryThing, Mythology, Name that Book, Science Fiction Fans, The Green Dragon

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Jane Austen, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Lewis Carroll, Jasper Fforde, Ursula K. Le Guin, Anne McCaffrey, Naomi Novik, Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, J. R. R. Tolkien, Kurt Vonnegut (Shared favorites)

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Real nameMelissa Wiese

LocationSacramento, CA

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Member sinceJan 13, 2010

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