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501 Must-Read (174), classic (122), fantasy (98), modern fiction (92), non-fiction (86), sci-fi (71), first-person (69), historical fiction (38), ebook (37), history (36), young adult (33), Canada (28), short fiction (26), biography (24), France (22), mystery (20), England (20), romance (19), religion (19), memoir (19), children's fiction (19), humour (19), horror (17), philosophy (15), magic (15), World War II (15), Dickens (15), love (15), war (14), Japan (14), politics (13), epistolary (13), Rome (12), India (12), 1700s (12), animals (11), Berton (11), military history (10), Malazan (10), marriage (10), racism (10), China (9), literary genre (9), gothic (9), fairy tales (9), World War I (9), coming of age (8), CG (8), Holocaust (8), post-apocalyptic (8), school (8), Judaism (8), fairies (7), childhood (7), mythology (7), British Raj (7), Russia (7), Pelbar (7), Proust (7), science (7), family (7), writing (7), Italy (6), 1800s (6), travel (6), books (6), urban fantasy (6), Egypt (6), Native Americans (5), mortality (5), money (5), metafiction (5), justice (5), Redwall (5), Christianity (5), sex (5), 1300s (5), Star Wars (5), allegory (5), games (5), art (5), United States (5), Germany (5), murder (5), samurai (5), survival (5), chess (5), dystopia (5), music (5), comfort reading (4), anthology (4), letters (4), Trojan War (4), American South (4), Cities in Flight (4), gods (4), Mexico (4), Scotland (4), literary criticism (4), tragedy (4), graphic novel (4), legends (4), Objectivism (4), diary (4), Ireland (4), Shadowmarch (4), magical realism (4), Mars (4), Nobel Prize (4), economics (3), guilt (3), psychiatry (3), Greece (3), Culture (3), time travel (3), Great Depression (3), Argentina (3), anthropomorphism (3), satire (3), circus (3), Arctic (3), 1600s (3), monks (3), London (3), ghosts (3), dragons (3), writing advice (3), assassin (3), Buddhism (3), ARC (3), slavery (3), imperialism (3), despair (3), adultery (3), 1930s (3), Jane Eyre (3), hope (3), sentimental (3), railroads (3), New York City (3), Islam (3), fate (3), mental disability (3), Pulitzer Prize (3), utopia (3), madness (3), sailing (3), death (3), isolation (3), stone age (2), vikings (2), nuclear holocaust (2), holy war (2), prairies (2), risk (2), farming (2), War of 1812 (2), South Africa (2), Sault Ste. Marie (2), heist (2), explorers (2), American West (2), Africa (2), Korea (2), CPR (2), anti-aging (2), Dark Star (2), pride (2), untrustworthy narrator (2), Quebec (2), capital punishment (2), destiny (2), military fantasy (2), pioneers (2), Booker Prize (2), circumnavigation (2), King Arthur (2), political intrigue (2), 1970s (2), environment (2), French Revolution (2), dogs (2), feminism (2), suicide (2), biology (2), vampire (2), civil rights (2), Soviet Union (2), revenge (2), poetry (2), self-identity (2), 1980s (2), 1940s (2), alienation (2), absurdity (2), regret (2), Cold War (2), genocide (2), time (2), loneliness (2), prophecy (2), governess (2), Pern (2), gossip (2), mathematics (2), tolerance (2), inheritance (2), pirates (2), drugs (2), moderation (2), industry (2), independence (2), robots (2), innocence (2), loss (2), nature (2), erotica (2), Christmas (1), rhetoric (1), Star Trek (1), 1960s (1), 1920s (1), black history (1), Iranian Revolution (1), Celts (1), language (1), writing contest (1), Neverland (1), women (1), Gen X (1), Tang Dynasty (1), Aztecs (1), LGBT (1), Hiroshima (1), Communism (1), War of the Roses (1), narrative (1), Vietnam (1), educational (1), espionage (1), logic (1), medieval (1), omnibus (1), 1950s (1), Denmark (1), Holy Grail (1), materialism (1), zombie (1), Pacific (1), rabbits (1), labyrinth (1), vegetables (1), cathedral (1), Austria (1), food (1), Holy Roman Empire (1), Prester John (1), ancestry (1), engineering (1), idealism (1), Sumer (1), interracial (1), Epicurean (1), 1500s (1), Nepal (1), Greenland (1), sports (1), Chicago World's Fair (1), globalization (1), Israel (1), Anne Frank (1), Holland (1), creation (1), Iran (1), redemption (1), immigration (1), Ontario (1), autism (1), Jamaica (1), Barcelona (1), Cuba (1), atomic bomb (1), Ozarks (1), parody (1), deafblind (1), ambition (1), parenting (1), film making (1), real crime (1), Norway (1), terrorism (1), imagination (1), hunting (1), Afghanistan (1), quintuplets (1), Pakistan (1), Klondike (1), the Flood (1), mob mentality (1), Gordon Riots (1)
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Avainsanapilvi, Tekijäpilvi, Avainsanapeili
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Dec 14, 2007
About My Library
I've read and own considerably more than what's listed here but I'm only adding as I read, while sometimes deleting titles that prove forgettable. I average one or two books a month (15-20pgs in 30min is fast for me). For that reason I'm very careful about what I choose, which is probably (and happily) why I give so many positive reviews. Discounting the occasional impulsiveness, I can pretty much tell you the titles I'll be reading several months in advance.

5 stars = especially memorable (perfection not required)
4.5 stars = more than I expected, impressed me
4 stars = met my expectations, I recommend this one
3.5 stars = let me down in some minor way, not quite right
3 stars = disappointing, below expectations

If I read anything worse, you probably won't hear about it.
About Me

50, married male sci-fi/fantasy fan who also enjoys the classics and history (fiction and non-fiction). I sometimes value sheer entertainment over other qualities, but I've a big appreciation for good technique.

My primary goal for maintaining this profile is a personal memory aid (I can always use more of those). It records what I've been reading regardless of whether I borrowed or own it.

Quote: "Every man should keep minutes of whatever he reads. Every circumstance of his studies should be recorded; what books he has consulted; how much of them he has read; at what times; how often the same authors; and what opinions he formed of them, at different periods of his life. Such an account would much illustrate the history of his mind." - James Boswell

Someday, one of these days, sooner or later, I might write a novel myself. Or die first, one or the other.

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North Bay, Ontario, Canada
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Kirjakauppoja: Allison the Bookman, Bearly Used Books, Chapters - Kanata, Chapters - Pinecrest, Chapters - Sudbury, Coles - Northgate Square, The Owl Pen, Value Village North Bay

Kirjastoja: North Bay Public Library, The Children's Library

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