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Member: saltmanz

CollectionsYour library (1,605), eBooks (7,391), Audiobooks (15), Comic books (5,924), Comic strips (97), Magazines (100), Textbooks (4), Contest entries (464), Wishlist (95), Upcoming books (1), Currently reading (3), Read (2,094), Read but unowned (62), Previously owned (36), To read (253), Favorites (12), On Kindle (SMZbooks) (2,053), On Kindle (SMZbooks2) (314), On Kindle (SMZbooksPPW) (2,467), On tablet (3,240), Not on device (795), On Kindle (Sarah) (101), Recommended for Sarah (20), Cover scans (1,923), All collections (10,784)

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Tagsebook (7,377), comic book (5,904), issue (3,216), owned (2,976), omnibus (2,757), purchased from Humble Bundle (2,546), purchased from Amazon (2,015), purchased from Comixology (1,989), my cover (1,924), sci-fi (1,835) — see all tags


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Recommendations18 recommendations

About meFamily: Married since 2001, with three children, a boy and two girls.
Interests: I love reading, composing on the piano, playing boardgames, cartooning, and Transformers.

About my library
My library is predominantly sci-fi and fantasy, though much of the standard-fare "epic" fantasy (Brooks, Eddings, Feist) belongs to my wife. I basically grew up reading the Pocket Books Star Trek novels, so you'll see a lot of those (the complete TOS numbered series, in fact.) Up through college, I read mostly sci-fi, and very little fantasy (besides Lord of the Rings, natch) but lately I've been branching out into that genre, while avoiding the aforementioned mainstream authors.

Collections notes:

YOUR LIBRARY - This collection is for books that I own (mostly sci-fi/fantasy fiction) that don't fall into another "owned" collection.

EBOOKS - This is for stories and books loaded onto my Kindle Touch. The digital version gets its own catalog entry, even if I've got a physical copy (or copies) as well. "Date acquired" is the day it was downloaded onto my device. Books tagged "homemade file" refer to MOBI files I created myself (or modified heavily from another source) using the Calibre e-book management software.

COMIC BOOKS - Comic books (owned), including graphic novels and trade paperback collections. All entries tagged "comic book" for search purposes.

COMICS STRIPS - Collected comics (owned), originally published in strip form. "Calvin & Hobbes", etc. Includes physical or electronic webcomic collections.

TEXTBOOKS - College textbooks (owned).

CONTEST ENTRIES - Prizes for contests/giveaways that I've entered, regardless of whether I won the book or not. Includes blog giveaways, LT Early Reviewers, and LT Member Giveaways. Books I actually won are marked with the tag "won".

WISHLIST - Books that I don't own, but would like to. Includes books that have piqued my interest, though I wouldn't necessarily spend my own money on them.

UPCOMING BOOKS - Wishlist books that have yet to be published.

READ - Books that I've read, regardless of ownership. Does not include comic books, textbooks, etc., which may or may not be tagged "read".

TO READ - Books that I would like to read sometime in the coming year or so, as well as books I would like to re-read. (Distinguished by "to read" and "to reread" tags.)

OUT ON LOAN - Books from my library out on loan to others.

COVER SCANS - Book covers I've scanned. May include books not otherwise catalogued, or duplicates of books in other Collections.

Check out my cover scan gallery here.


Catalog viewing styles:
(for my reference only, I know no one else can see them)

[A] Main (recommended) view
[B] "Editing" view, with book entry data
[C] Common Knowledge view
[D] Wishlist view (formatted for my phone)

GroupsBooks off the Shelf Challenge, Bug Collectors, FantasyFans, Malazan, Orson Scott Card, Star Trek Books, Star Wars Books, The Green Dragon

Favorite authorsRichard Adams, John Allison, Orson Scott Card, Glen Cook, Stephen R. Donaldson, Steven Erikson, CaitlĂ­n R. Kiernan, H. P. Lovecraft, James Roberts, Dan Simmons, Matthew Woodring Stover, Karen Traviss, Gene Wolfe (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Apple Valley, Half Price Books - Apple Valley, Half Price Books - Crystal, Half Price Books - St. Louis Park

Favorite librariesDakota County Library - Galaxie Branch (Apple Valley), Hennepin County Library - Golden Valley Branch

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Also onBlogger, BoardGameGeek, Facebook, Goodreads, Google, Tumblr, Tumblr, Twitter, WikiThing (LT)

Real nameChris Hawks

LocationApple Valley, MN

Account typepublic

URLs /profile/saltmanz (profile)
/catalog/saltmanz (library)

Member sinceApr 21, 2008

Currently readingThe Apex Book of World SF 5 by Cristina Jurado
How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler by Ryan North
Ride the Star Wind by Scott Gable

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