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fiction (302), read:no (242), format:novel (223), read:yes (166), serial fiction (151), read:unsure (121), serial novel (93), nonfiction (80), fantasy fiction (77), juvenile fiction (54), read:partial (53), reference (52), format:collection (46), young adult fiction (39), aud:young adult (38), read:alt (38), content:poems (38), format:stage play (35), format:graphic novel (31), writing reference (29), auth:translation (29), coll:marvel comics (26), read:incomplete (22), transformative works (19), creative writing reference (19), companion book (18), drama (16), speculative fiction (16), lgbtq (13), ed:illustrated (13), subj:writing (12), genre:tragedies (drama) (11), greek pantheon (10), aud:juvenile (10), era:romanticism (10), creative writing (9), content:short stories (9), format:art book (8), fiction writing reference (8), era:modernism (8), novelty (8), philosophy (8), horror fiction (7), inspiration (7), humor (7), auth:autobiographical (7), lgbtqiap+ fiction (6), period fiction (6), format:multiple volumes (6), novel (6), genre:comedies (drama) (6), coll:dc comics (6), mystery (6), auth:other languages (5), dystopian fiction (5), format:anthology (5), read:trans (5), era:realism (5), experimental (5), supernatural fiction (5), coll:norton critical (5), shakespeare and company (5), gothic fiction (4), lang:french (4), content:essays (4), art history (4), mystery fiction (4), regional (4), ed:book club (4), america (4), art reference (4), read:current (3), sch:magical realism (3), copy:signed (3), copy:inscribed (3), era:post-modernism (3), subj:travel (3), content:epistolary (3), ed:collectible (3), format:write-in (3), format:comic book (3), lyric (3), history (3), california (3), format:omnibus (3), historical fiction (3), webcomics (3), era:victorian (3), west coast (3), auth:multiauthored (2), format:photo book (2), content:puzzles (2), superhero fiction (2), science fiction (2), era:contemporary (2), auth:bilingual (2), copy:incomplete (2), format:novella (2), ed:special edition (2), character development (2), nonfiction writing reference (2), subj:tarot (2), academic writing reference (2), format:memoir (2), psychology (2), psychological fiction (2), architecture (2), subj:religion (2), impressionism (2), auth:biauthored (1), aud:new adult (1), transgender (1), literature (1), steampunk (1), auth:self (1), art deco (1), aud:rated t (1), sch:ghost stories (1), mental health (1), satire (1), script (1), aud:rated t+ (1), content:comics (1), heritage press (1), cryptozoology (1), coll:penguin classics (1), grammar (1), format:workbook (1), format:atlas (1), format:magazine (1), lang:italian (1), new adult fiction (1), ptsd (1), psychiatry (1), biographical (1), read:uncertain (1), romantic fiction (1), creative nonfiction writing reference (1), scientific reference (1), format:quotation book (1), therapy (1), poetry writing reference (1), one-shot (1), era:existentialism (1), juvenile nonfiction (1), anatomical reference (1), featured (1), literary magazine (1), format:style guide (1), format:travelogue (1), content:sheet music (1), sch:arthurian fiction (1), ed:limited edition (1), aud:juvenile: read:unsure (1)
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Avainsanapilvi, Tekijäpilvi, Avainsanapeili
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Liittynyt
Jan 17, 2021
About My Library
*cracks knuckles* Let's see.

Pride of Place:
- One of my... great... grandparents or something? - was pals with Henry Miller, so I have a bunch of old copies of his that are signed/inscribed, including a couple of pirated versions
- Extremely beautiful gilt and leatherbound expensive edition of Les Miserables with illustrations and Hugo-approved translation
- Jane Austen personal writing collection given to me as a reward for my kickass recitation skills even though it was supposed to be a prize for someone else
- Heavily annotated full-color edition of House of Leaves
- OG pocket volume of Ginsberg's Howl from IRL City Lights
- Sky Ward signed by writer and inscribed to me, & copy of Brand New Ancients inscribed by professor - both acquired via university classes/events
- Super cool interactive/pop-up full-color illustrated edition of Peter Pan
- Bookplates, tarot art, signatures from preordered books by Maggie Stiefvater (largely The Raven Cycle)
- Copy of Les Miserables that I got signed by West End cast because... extra.

Bookcase Organization:
I. Coffee Table Books
II. Collectors Editions
III. Comics & Graphic Novels
.....a) Manga
.....b) Graphic Novels (Western)
.....c) Traditional Comics - Full-Sized Compilations
.....d) Traditional Comics - Standard
.....e) Collectible/Omnibus Editions
IV. Extraneous (for guest browsing)
.....a) Traditional Literature
.....b) My Publications
.....c) Children's/Folk Tales
V. Full-Size Magazines
VI. General Literature
.....a) Poetry
.....b) Drama
.....c) Prose
..........i. Contemporary
..........ii. Romantic
..........iii. Realist
..........iv. Victorian
..........v. Modernist
..........vi. Existentialist
..........vii. Post-Modernist
.....d) Anthologies
.....e) Children's/Picture Books
VII. Interactive
VIII. Novelty
IX. Reference
.....a) I'm too lazy to go check all the sections I use; suffice to say they're sorted by topic
X. Reference - Arts/Career/Writing
XI. Serial Fiction
XII. Zines

How many books do I have in total?
No clue currently. When I finish cataloguing them all, I'll let you know.
About Me
Pay no attention to the shelf collecting myriad copies/translations of Les Mis.

I am that John Mulaney skit about the college experience, but with Adderall instead of cocaine; I, too, was an English major who paid $200,000 for professors to tell me to read books, and then I didn't. I mean, I did *sometimes,* but... yk. Who has the time.

Medium preference: paper, especially hardcover (bonus if leatherbound). First alternate, digital - PDF or in-browser page.
Ideal bookmark form: attached ribbon or card paper.
Oxford comma stance: eschew it at your peril.
Doylist or Watsonian: desperately wants to be a Watsonian, but often forced into Doylism.
Most battered copies: the Harry Potter series.
Book crimes: I write in, dog-ear, and frequently accidentally stain my copies (exceptions being expensive/fancy ones).
Literary pretension: this. Also, using a bookplate stamp to mark my copies, and an excessively complex organization system.
Controversial opinions: Catcher in the Rye is good, and so is Lolita; The Hunger Games deserves more respect; Snape did not deserve redemption; and Rupi Kaur is overrated.
Lit-themed tattoos: Frankenstein, Hamlet, House of Leaves, Les Miserables (x2), Peter Pan (x2), The Raven Cycle, Six of Crows.
Favorite bookshops: Shakespeare and Company (Paris, FR), The Bookery (Placerville, CA, USA), The Last Bookstore (Los Angeles, CA, USA), City Lights (San Francisco, CA, USA).
Authors I would punch in the face: Orson Scott Card, Clarissa Clare (Cassandra? Whatever her name is), H. P. Lovecraft, Ayn Rand, J. K. Rowling.
Authors I would invite to a dinner party: Neil Gaiman, Victor Hugo, Rick Riordan, Sappho, William Shakespeare, Mary Shelley, Richard Siken, whoever wrote Animorphs.
Authors I'd pit against one other in a gladiator battle: C. S. Lewis, Phillip Pullman, J. R. R. Tolkien. You know why.
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