Mitgliedlorax(she/her)

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tpb (1,198), hb (825), science fiction (810), mmpb (782), fantasy (673), nonfiction (569), unread (305), humor (243), history (237), short stories (227), ftppl (225), 01 (205), fiction (197), jane's (189), 02 (187), collection (170), lgbtq (163), 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 (70), reference (70), birding (64), comic strips (64), culled (62), 04 (62), biology (61), historical fiction (60), alternate history (60), hugo winner (55), borrowed from library (48), ecology (46), urban fantasy (46), time travel (43), nautical (42), 05 (42), discworld (40), early reviewer (40), textbook (39), ftpml (39), not recommended (39), programming (38), biography (37), american history (36), baseball (35), field guide (35), omnibus (34), signed copy (34), coffee table (33), food (32), language (32), lambda winner (30), physics (30), bird identification (29), astronomy (29), o'reilly (29), nature (28), ybsf (27), arc (27), 06 (27), natural history (27), parenting (25), china (25), africa (25), epic fantasy (25), nebula winner (24), aubrey & maturin (24), photography (23), can't find our copy (23), linguistics (23), collaboration (23), medieval (23), borrowed from family (22), dragaera (22), politics (22), dragons (22), religion (21), evolution (21), cadfael (21), dystopia (21), historical fantasy (21), math (21), children's (21), portal fantasy (21), california (21), computers (21), mars (20), southwest (20), drama (20), poetry (20), vegetarian cookbook (20), 07 (19), arthurian (19), hard sf (17), african american history (17), space opera (17), peanuts (17), gender (17), archaeology (17), fantasy of manners (16), history of science (16), steampunk (16), engineering (15), solar system sf (15), dortmunder (15), wwii (15), mythology (15), post-apocalyptic (15), contemporary fiction (15), 08 (15), vlad (15), native american (15), paleontology (14), botany (14), complete peanuts (14), ancient greece (14), sailing (14), magical realism (13), book about books (13), popular-level (13), parody (13), 09 (13), dtwof (13), india (13), english language (12), young wizards (12), satire (12), science (12), sandman (12), couldn't finish (12), 10 (12), space (12), hornblower (12), women's history (11), food history (11), gardening (11), art (11), architecture (11), borrowed from friend (11), anthropology (11), sociology (11), pulp (11), immortals (11), laundry files (11), parallel worlds (11), greece (11), middle east (11), history of technology (10), epic poetry (10), arizona (10), fixup (10), perl (10), world history (10), non-magical fantasy (10), no cover image (10), the culture (10), first contact (10), cyberpunk (10), needs cover (10), star trek (10), calvin & hobbes (10), foundation (10), los angeles (10), the company (10), geography (10), doonesbury (9), jane's world (9), microhistory (9), us history (9), bird finding (9), temeraire (9), african american (9), harry potter (9), 11 (9), antarctica (9), illustrated (9), horror (9), pern (9), geology (9), native american history (9), baking (9), excerpts (9), maps (8), city watch (8), extinct species (8), far future (8), read in college (8), chinese cookbook (8), mexican cookbook (8), plants (8), bloom county (8), feynman (8), fairy tale retelling (8), no human characters (8), tiptree winner (8), south america (8), statistics (8), hiking (8), exploration (8), djinn (8), philosophy (8), maryland (8), extinction (8), python (8), desert (8), novella (8), nigeria (8), egypt (8), flavia de luce (8), space program (8), prairie (8), ghosts (7), oral history (7), iran (7), australia (7), thursday next (7), france (7), endangered species (7), christianity (7), fish (7), genetics (7), at work (7), dinosaurs (7), chung kuo (7), economics (7), baby (7), polar regions (7), knitting (7), wayward children (7), robots (7), animals (7), inferior sequel to a classic (7), uplift (7), fairy tale series (7), software (7), deeply weird (6), sentient dolphins (6), trojan war (6), ancient history (6), south dakota (6), san francisco (6), data science (6), big data (6), needs review (6), j w wells (6), delaware (6), north korea (6), strangers in paradise (6), chemistry (6), beer (6), rincewind (6), moon (6), 13 (6), nanotechnology (6), travel guide (6), historical interest (6), disasters (6), cognitive science (6), 12 (6), psychology (6), europe (6), books (6), literary criticism (6), languages (6), cooking (6), medicine (6), metafiction (6), bdo (6), bread (6), digger (6), introductory textbook (6), merchant princes (6), unicorns (6), middle-earth (6), earthsea (6), kencyrath (6), wombats (6), obsolete (6), thomas covenant (6), generation ship (6), paarfi (6), dark is rising (5), prydain (5), sustainability (5), duplicate (5), chesapeake bay (5), spain (5), music (5), genderswap (5), autobiography (5), adoption (5)
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Sep 15, 2005
Über meine Bibliothek
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.
Über mich
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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