Membrelorax(she/her)

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tpb (1,206), hb (838), science fiction (820), mmpb (782), fantasy (687), nonfiction (571), unread (299), humor (244), history (237), short stories (228), ftppl (225), 01 (212), fiction (197), 02 (194), jane's (190), lgbtq (171), collection (170), ebook (135), 03 (126), anthology (124), graphic novel (116), memoir (111), wishlist (110), birds (109), cookbook (98), travel (79), essays (78), translated (75), ya (74), mystery (73), reference (70), comic strips (64), birding (64), 04 (63), biology (62), culled (62), alternate history (62), historical fiction (60), hugo winner (55), borrowed from library (48), urban fantasy (47), ecology (46), time travel (45), nautical (42), 05 (42), early reviewer (40), discworld (40), ftpml (39), not recommended (39), textbook (39), programming (38), american history (37), biography (37), omnibus (35), baseball (35), field guide (35), signed copy (34), food (33), language (33), coffee table (33), lambda winner (30), physics (30), astronomy (29), o'reilly (29), bird identification (29), natural history (28), nature (28), arc (27), 06 (27), ybsf (27), epic fantasy (25), africa (25), china (25), parenting (25), historical fantasy (24), nebula winner (24), aubrey & maturin (24), collaboration (23), linguistics (23), can't find our copy (23), photography (23), medieval (23), politics (22), dragons (22), borrowed from family (22), dragaera (22), california (21), children's (21), computers (21), cadfael (21), religion (21), evolution (21), math (21), dystopia (21), portal fantasy (21), vegetarian cookbook (20), southwest (20), poetry (20), drama (20), mars (20), arthurian (20), 07 (19), space opera (18), fantasy of manners (18), gender (18), hard sf (17), peanuts (17), steampunk (17), african american history (17), archaeology (17), native american (17), history of science (16), vlad (15), 08 (15), dortmunder (15), engineering (15), contemporary fiction (15), solar system sf (15), post-apocalyptic (15), wwii (15), sailing (14), complete peanuts (14), botany (14), ancient greece (14), mythology (14), paleontology (14), 09 (13), book about books (13), parody (13), india (13), science (13), dtwof (13), popular-level (13), magical realism (13), satire (12), hornblower (12), young wizards (12), 10 (12), women's history (12), space (12), couldn't finish (12), sandman (12), english language (12), architecture (11), laundry files (11), gardening (11), art (11), parallel worlds (11), food history (11), pulp (11), immortals (11), middle east (11), african american (11), greece (11), first contact (11), sociology (11), anthropology (11), borrowed from friend (11), the culture (10), history of technology (10), arizona (10), needs cover (10), los angeles (10), world history (10), fixup (10), the company (10), calvin & hobbes (10), geography (10), no cover image (10), epic poetry (10), cyberpunk (10), foundation (10), star trek (10), perl (10), non-magical fantasy (10), mexican cookbook (9), us history (9), temeraire (9), baking (9), egypt (9), antarctica (9), native american history (9), geology (9), 11 (9), excerpts (9), doonesbury (9), pern (9), djinn (9), jane's world (9), horror (9), harry potter (9), illustrated (9), bird finding (9), microhistory (9), fairy tale retelling (8), nigeria (8), extinct species (8), statistics (8), plants (8), chinese cookbook (8), flavia de luce (8), city watch (8), feynman (8), novella (8), far future (8), exploration (8), read in college (8), hiking (8), maps (8), desert (8), south america (8), genetics (8), bloom county (8), philosophy (8), no human characters (8), space program (8), extinction (8), python (8), prairie (8), tiptree winner (8), maryland (8), thursday next (7), iran (7), animals (7), oral history (7), uplift (7), baby (7), economics (7), dinosaurs (7), france (7), fish (7), australia (7), polar regions (7), christianity (7), software (7), at work (7), chung kuo (7), ghosts (7), time traveling historians (7), inferior sequel to a classic (7), knitting (7), endangered species (7), fairy tale series (7), wayward children (7), robots (7), needs review (6), disasters (6), literary criticism (6), data science (6), san francisco (6), big data (6), genderswap (6), strangers in paradise (6), books (6), psychology (6), bread (6), historical interest (6), delaware (6), trojan war (6), south dakota (6), sentient dolphins (6), europe (6), j w wells (6), deeply weird (6), north korea (6), ancient history (6), paarfi (6), cognitive science (6), generation ship (6), unicorns (6), earthsea (6), nanotechnology (6), cooking (6), merchant princes (6), introductory textbook (6), wombats (6), kencyrath (6), digger (6), 12 (6), moon (6), chemistry (6), beer (6), middle-earth (6), metafiction (6), 13 (6), bdo (6), languages (6), medicine (6), thomas covenant (6), aliens (6), rincewind (6), obsolete (6), travel guide (6), weather (5), contents entered (5), lady trent (5), rihannsu (5), adoption (5), alien ecology (5), narrative nonfiction (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.

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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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