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CollectionsYour library (3,835), Missing from Series (264), Wishlist (4), To read (626), Movies (76), Old (112), All collections (4,912)


Tagssoftcover (1,014), hardcover (962), mmpb (957), fantasy (644), gaming (504), science fiction (428), trade pb (332), magazine (300), history (192), AD&D (159) — see all tags


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About meI'm a 40-something married woman with a Bachelor's degree in History. I worked in Corrections for over eight years and now work for the County of Shasta as a Board Clerk. (If you're a fellow history major, you shouldn't be surprised). We have three cats.

I've been an off-and-on member of the SCA for many years, known therein as Athenais Bryennissa, a sometime herald.

About my libraryThe library consists of probably 95% my books; although the husband does have a fair number of his own, he's neither a voracious reader nor obssessive buyer of books in the same way that I am. He hoards his toys the way that I hoard my books, and what's represented here so far is only a fraction of the total. Sadly, a large portion of our novels were lost some years ago in a move, but we seem to have the majority of our hardbacks, gaming books, and of course all of my textbooks and heraldry books.

GroupsAncient History, Baker Street and Beyond, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Bookshelf of the Damned, Cthulhu Mythos, Heraldry, History: On learning from and writing history, SCA, Weird Fiction

Favorite authorsIsaac Asimov, Phil Brucato, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jim Butcher, Joseph Campbell, Paul Cartledge, Jared Diamond, David Eddings, Bart D. Ehrman, Frank Herbert, James P. Hogan, Robert E. Howard, Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, C. S. Lewis, H. P. Lovecraft, Anne McCaffrey, Plutarch, Terry Pratchett, William Shakespeare, E. E. Smith, Tacitus, G. B. Trudeau, Roger Zelazny (Shared favorites)

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Real nameKristin Gulling-Smith

LocationRedding, CA, USA

Account typepublic

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Member sinceAug 15, 2007

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