Membrelorax(she/her)

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tpb (1,199), hb (826), science fiction (810), mmpb (782), fantasy (676), nonfiction (569), unread (304), humor (243), history (237), short stories (227), ftppl (225), 01 (206), fiction (197), jane's (189), 02 (187), collection (170), lgbtq (164), ebook (125), anthology (123), 03 (122), wishlist (118), graphic novel (116), birds (109), memoir (109), cookbook (97), travel (80), essays (77), translated (75), mystery (72), ya (71), reference (70), comic strips (64), birding (64), culled (62), 04 (62), biology (61), historical fiction (60), alternate history (60), hugo winner (55), borrowed from library (48), urban fantasy (46), ecology (46), time travel (43), nautical (42), 05 (42), discworld (40), early reviewer (40), not recommended (39), ftpml (39), textbook (39), programming (38), biography (37), american history (36), field guide (35), baseball (35), omnibus (34), signed copy (34), coffee table (33), language (32), food (32), lambda winner (30), physics (30), astronomy (29), bird identification (29), o'reilly (29), nature (28), arc (27), natural history (27), 06 (27), ybsf (27), africa (25), parenting (25), epic fantasy (25), china (25), aubrey & maturin (24), nebula winner (24), medieval (23), photography (23), linguistics (23), collaboration (23), can't find our copy (23), dragons (22), politics (22), historical fantasy (22), dragaera (22), borrowed from family (22), children's (21), portal fantasy (21), evolution (21), dystopia (21), computers (21), religion (21), california (21), math (21), cadfael (21), vegetarian cookbook (20), mars (20), drama (20), poetry (20), southwest (20), arthurian (19), 07 (19), peanuts (17), space opera (17), hard sf (17), gender (17), african american history (17), archaeology (17), fantasy of manners (17), history of science (16), steampunk (16), engineering (15), vlad (15), post-apocalyptic (15), wwii (15), contemporary fiction (15), solar system sf (15), 08 (15), dortmunder (15), native american (15), mythology (15), paleontology (14), ancient greece (14), sailing (14), botany (14), complete peanuts (14), dtwof (13), popular-level (13), 09 (13), india (13), parody (13), magical realism (13), book about books (13), hornblower (12), 10 (12), space (12), english language (12), couldn't finish (12), young wizards (12), sandman (12), science (12), satire (12), architecture (11), pulp (11), borrowed from friend (11), food history (11), laundry files (11), gardening (11), art (11), anthropology (11), immortals (11), women's history (11), sociology (11), parallel worlds (11), greece (11), middle east (11), needs cover (10), history of technology (10), los angeles (10), world history (10), fixup (10), arizona (10), the company (10), calvin & hobbes (10), the culture (10), geography (10), no cover image (10), epic poetry (10), star trek (10), first contact (10), perl (10), non-magical fantasy (10), foundation (10), cyberpunk (10), antarctica (9), bird finding (9), horror (9), doonesbury (9), temeraire (9), excerpts (9), native american history (9), geology (9), jane's world (9), 11 (9), pern (9), harry potter (9), illustrated (9), african american (9), baking (9), microhistory (9), us history (9), desert (8), city watch (8), fairy tale retelling (8), extinct species (8), statistics (8), feynman (8), mexican cookbook (8), far future (8), exploration (8), plants (8), novella (8), maps (8), south america (8), egypt (8), nigeria (8), read in college (8), chinese cookbook (8), flavia de luce (8), bloom county (8), tiptree winner (8), extinction (8), no human characters (8), space program (8), python (8), philosophy (8), djinn (8), hiking (8), prairie (8), maryland (8), thursday next (7), iran (7), baby (7), australia (7), oral history (7), economics (7), fish (7), dinosaurs (7), animals (7), uplift (7), france (7), polar regions (7), genetics (7), christianity (7), wayward children (7), fairy tale series (7), chung kuo (7), at work (7), software (7), knitting (7), robots (7), ghosts (7), inferior sequel to a classic (7), endangered species (7), data science (6), psychology (6), books (6), bread (6), j w wells (6), needs review (6), literary criticism (6), disasters (6), north korea (6), trojan war (6), delaware (6), sentient dolphins (6), san francisco (6), nanotechnology (6), big data (6), historical interest (6), strangers in paradise (6), south dakota (6), europe (6), deeply weird (6), languages (6), generation ship (6), paarfi (6), cognitive science (6), unicorns (6), obsolete (6), merchant princes (6), cooking (6), 12 (6), wombats (6), kencyrath (6), introductory textbook (6), digger (6), earthsea (6), chemistry (6), beer (6), travel guide (6), ancient history (6), 13 (6), bdo (6), thomas covenant (6), metafiction (6), moon (6), rincewind (6), middle-earth (6), medicine (6), weather (5), invisible library (5), contents entered (5), best sf of year (5), italian cookbook (5), reptiles (5), known space (5), mammals (5), lady trent (5), taught from it (5)
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Sep 15, 2005
A propos de ma bibliothèque
The contents of my library are best seen by actually looking at it. The top tags are somewhat misleading since I do not use strictly hierarchical tags, and will not tag a book about, for instance, geology with "science". I read more non-fiction, and much less fantasy, than I once did; sorting by "date added" can give a sense of how my tastes have evolved. I do not use date read or date acquired, since I did not track that information prior to joining LT.

I use "date" as intended to record the actual publication date of the physical copy that I own, not for the original publication date.

My short fiction is in a secondary account at https://www.librarything.com/profile/lorax_short

Notes on Collections:

"Your Library": Books in "Your Library" are those I own. The default state, for books not tagged "unread", is that I have read them. This seems obvious to me.

"Recently Read": I started tracking this in September, 2014. I will keep the most recently-read 20 or so books in here. Somewhat arbitrarily, I decided not to include re-reads here.

"Read but unowned": As should be obvious, this does not include every book I've ever read. This is not an exhaustive list of every book I've ever read. Including all the crap i read as a kid or in high school (or, for that matter, the high-school required reading) would make this much, much, much longer. This primarily includes books I've read in graduate school and later, plus a few I read in college that I remembered, and a very few fondly-remembered childhood reads added primarily to get them off of my recommendations.

"Wishlist": Books on my wishlist are those I have definite plans to either purchase or borrow from the library. Books I'm only considering do not appear in my account.

Notes on a couple tags:

I only use the "LC Challenge" and "Dewey Challenge" tags in my wishlist, to remind myself. To see what books I've actually read for the challenges please see my threads, here and here.

"jane's": Books belonging to my wife, Jane. I've only entered a fraction of her books, those which I've read and enjoyed, (or found useful, in the case of reference books), plan to read, or those I would have bought if she hadn't.

Ratings:

Zero stars means a book is something that I can't assign a rating to (like an anthology with stories of variable quality), or in a few cases something I'm conflicted about for reasons unrelated to the text. Or that I didn't get around to rating, or read long enough ago I can't meaningfully rate it. Half a star is the lowest meaningful rating. I am fairly strict about trying to normalize my ratings, so three stars is an average read for me. This means I enjoyed it; it is not a negative rating. I realize this may be confusing to those accustomed to the Amazon and Uber standard where four stars means 'barely acceptable' and three means 'awful', but I refuse to surrender the range of nuance offered by a five-star system.
A propos de moi
Those who are tempted to draw conclusions about my gender from that of my spouse are encouraged to carefully consider their assumptions. Pronouns: she/her.

Lieu (géographique)
Washington, DC area
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En cours de lecture
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Librairies: A Different Light Bookstore, A Different Light Bookstore, Book Alley, Bookmans - Midtown, Brand Bookstore, Know Knew Books, Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, Mystery and Imagination Bookshop, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Second Story Books, Second Story Books - Rockville, MD, Vroman's Bookstore

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