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About My Library
I only keep books that're important to me. These form my Permanent Collection (with the caveat that I've gotta reread a bunch of the early additions to see if they're still PC-worthy). My discards are tagged as Sellers, while books I've borrowed are tagged as Library Books or Loaners, depending on who I got 'em from. E-books are filed under Electronic, regardless of whether I purchased them, borrowed them, or received them as time-sensitive ARCs. They aren't included under Permanent Collection, even if I intend to reread them at regular intervals for the rest of my life.

My ratings reflect the intensity of my feelings for a particular title. They break down as follows:

5 stars - I'm incoherent and/or verbose with love
4.5 stars - I loved the hell out of it
4 stars - I loved it
3.5 stars - I really liked it
3 stars - I liked it (this is not a bad rating, in my estimation)
2.5 stars - it's not necessarily a bad book, but it didn't engage me.
2 stars - I disliked it
1.5 stars - I hated it
1 star - why the hell did I finish this?
0.5 stars - seriously. The hell???

3.5 stars is my most common rating. I like a lot, but I'm terribly picky about what I love.

I don't rate poetry, religious texts, writings from the ancient world, anything I abandoned, or books I've read so many times that I've lost all impartiality.
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When I'm not reading, I'm usually writing, watching trashy TV, or taking a ridiculously long walk.
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Bookstores: Bison Books, Book Fair, Cover to Cover, McNally Robinson at Grant Park, Munro's Books

Libraries: Auckland Central City Library Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Epsom Community Library, Leys Institute Community Library, Millennium Library - Winnipeg Public Library, Parnell Community Library, Pembina Trail Library, Remuera Community Library

Other: Children's Hospital Book Market

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