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Member: piratequeen

CollectionsYour library (597), Currently reading (34), To read (81), Favorites (59), All collections (597)


Tagsfiction (466), speculative fiction (329), American author (315), strong women (300), fantasy (289), male protagonist (280), Europe (237), magic (231), North America (217), America (207) — see all tags

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About meBooks, knitting, cats, swashbuckling.

About my libraryThere are four big sections: young adult books, fantasy, history, and fiber arts. The YA comes from about eight years of working in indie bookstores specializing in kids' lit. I've mostly gotten over fantasy as a genre...but not completely. The history (mostly early modern Caribbean history) is left over from college, but I get back to it occasionally. And I am a happily obsessive knitter and spinner.

I've recently gone through a series of library purges--got rid of about 400 books in the last two years.

GroupsFeminist SF

Favorite authorsSherman Alexie, Kristin Cashore, Junot Díaz, Lynn Flewelling, Neil Gaiman, Steve Kluger, Gerald Morris, Nnedi Okorafor, Tamora Pierce, Neal Stephenson, Megan Whalen Turner, Bill Watterson (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBorderlands Books, Copperfield's Books - Sebastopol, Moe's Books, Powell's Books on Hawthorne

Favorite librariesNew York Public Library - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceAug 16, 2006

Currently readingThe Scar by China Mieville
Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel by Susanna Clarke
The Pirate Queen: In Search of Grace O'Malley and Other Legendary Women of the Sea by Barbara Sjoholm
House of Leaves: The Remastered Full-Color Edition by Mark Z. Danielewski
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re: porn & coconuts

There's this blogger -- now inactive, sadly -- that I love, Bitchy Jones. She wrote mostly about feminism and kink. She had a tag for stuff that could be found in normal, mundane media that, looked at a little different, could be considered kinky porn. I use the tag to indicate books that have snippets of erotica in them.
really like your tags, funny and make me curious.
Kind regards
I love that one of your tags is "passes the Bechdel test"!
P.P.S. The Sharing Knife. Read it.
Re: doomed stripped paperbacks

Join Bookmooch! Or another book trading site. :)

P.S. Dooooom
oh, so true. i made sure to set all the covers to the right version!
The Scar, Perdido Street Station - China Mieville
Crystal Rain - Tobias Buckell
Eastern Standard Tribe - Cory Doctorow
Restoration , Revelation, Transformation - Carol Berg
Echo, Ecstasia, the Hanged Man, Primavera - Francesca Lia Block
Elsewhere, Nevernever - Will Shetterly
Melusine, the Virtu - Sarah Monette
those Blue Moon books
those Dhampir books
those Ukiah Oregon books

and if any of these are parts of series, the rest of them too!

(okay, this is a lot...maybe I can't afford all of this shipping. but! maybe some of them are already at school, or you'd be bringing them anyway. and of course if it is too much, I trust you to pick the best ones!)
I am definitely sure! I am working on the list as we speak.
In adding all of my books, I'm realizing that most of the fantasy I've read is not very good. I know it's hard to bring lots of books from CA, but I will pay for media mailings of books that I need to be reading!
May be I'll be a better tagger now that you have inspired me.
Hi, I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your tags, they are much more creative then mine. :)
Emma, I too alphabetize my books. And my art books are arranged first chronologically by period, then alphabetically by artist for monographs. We do this because we are *awesome*.
hi piratequeen

i saw we shared some favourites - lorna freeman and megan whalen turner - & i was wondering whether you know of any good pirate fantasy? I've just read 'Inda' & 'The Fox' by Sherwood Smith - possibly my favourite books of 2007...
yep :)
hello :)
my aunt illustrated the book "tales of two canines:the adventures of a wolf and a dog"
yep thats all...oh and i love pirates too (im considering being one when i grow up but i have no boat and no money but could always resort to stealing one, after all thats what pirates do.
I found you ♥
Kittah!!! *glomps the kittah* That picture is so cute. ^_^ Just needed to let you know, which I'm sure you do already. :P
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