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501 Must-Read (147), classic (110), fantasy (88), non-fiction (68), sci-fi (65), modern fiction (65), first-person (54), historical fiction (36), ebook (34), young adult (32), history (29), short fiction (19), romance (18), Canada (18), humour (16), France (15), England (15), horror (14), children's fiction (14), memoir (14), biography (13), mystery (13), philosophy (13), India (12), war (12), magic (11), religion (11), Dickens (11), Japan (11), Rome (10), love (10), Berton (10), Malazan (10), politics (10), 1700s (10), World War II (10), literary genre (9), marriage (9), school (8), comfort reading (8), racism (8), post-apocalyptic (8), childhood (7), China (7), mythology (7), gothic (7), British Raj (7), coming of age (7), Pelbar (7), Egypt (6), fairy tales (6), fairies (6), travel (6), autobiography (6), animals (6), urban fantasy (6), books (6), family (5), justice (5), World War I (5), epistolary (5), dystopia (5), science (5), 1300s (5), Italy (5), Holocaust (5), games (5), United States (5), allegory (5), American South (4), Objectivism (4), Native Americans (4), literary criticism (4), Germany (4), metafiction (4), Star Wars (4), magical realism (4), money (4), Ireland (4), Russia (4), Christianity (4), Cities in Flight (4), gods (4), military history (4), legends (4), Shadowmarch (4), CG (4), Nobel Prize (4), survival (4), Trojan War (4), music (4), murder (4), samurai (4), tragedy (4), Mexico (4), anthology (4), despair (3), writing advice (3), fate (3), assassin (3), Greece (3), 1600s (3), Proust (3), sailing (3), monks (3), Jane Eyre (3), anti-aging (3), madness (3), art (3), diary (3), ARC (3), mental disability (3), writing (3), sex (3), utopia (3), time travel (3), satire (3), London (3), dragons (3), chess (3), Great Depression (3), Mars (3), Argentina (3), imperialism (3), 1930s (3), economics (3), hope (3), sentimental (3), 1800s (3), isolation (3), New York City (3), railroads (3), King Arthur (2), vikings (2), holy war (2), South Africa (2), CPR (2), War of 1812 (2), capital punishment (2), destiny (2), Booker Prize (2), risk (2), pirates (2), Pern (2), American West (2), Scotland (2), circus (2), pride (2), death (2), military fantasy (2), moderation (2), farming (2), explorers (2), pioneers (2), nuclear holocaust (2), prairies (2), Redwall (2), stone age (2), circumnavigation (2), adultery (2), untrustworthy narrator (2), Africa (2), political intrigue (2), Cold War (2), 1940s (2), alienation (2), self-identity (2), mortality (2), memory (2), 1980s (2), absurdity (2), erotica (2), dogs (2), feminism (2), graphic novel (2), guilt (2), nature (2), civil rights (2), gossip (2), independence (2), Pulitzer Prize (2), letters (2), inheritance (2), innocence (2), loneliness (2), suicide (2), industry (2), drugs (2), mathematics (2), governess (2), time (2), genocide (2), robots (2), loss (2), vampire (2), French Revolution (2), prophecy (2), Arctic (2), environment (2), thriller (2), ghosts (2), biology (2), Pacific (1), Arabian Nights (1), Tibet (1), women (1), language (1), Aztecs (1), Jamaica (1), Barcelona (1), writing contest (1), Kelpies Prize (1), hypocrisy (1), 2000s (1), LGBT (1), Communism (1), Ontario (1), Tang Dynasty (1), Hiroshima (1), bullying (1), War of the Roses (1), atomic bomb (1), Iranian Revolution (1), logic (1), Polynesia (1), Holy Grail (1), reincarnation (1), Denmark (1), Warhammer (1), Buddhism (1), narrative (1), revenge (1), Paris (1), Celts (1), omnibus (1), 1970s (1), Star Trek (1), Christmas (1), medieval (1), rhetoric (1), poetry (1), hopelessness (1), hard-boiled (1), Israel (1), labyrinth (1), Switzerland (1), Wales (1), Lao Tzu (1), Soviet Union (1), Nepal (1), hunting (1), Iran (1), psychic powers (1), Greenland (1), Cuba (1), black history (1), Chile (1), geology (1), golem (1), superheroes (1), 1500s (1), rabbits (1), idealism (1), American Civil War (1), Alzheimer's (1), Taoism (1), Holland (1), sports (1), engineering (1), pedophile (1), Epicurean (1), autism (1), redemption (1), quintuplets (1), the Flood (1), rhythm (1), self-worth (1), Zhou Dynasty (1), Sumer (1), Niagara (1), Ozarks (1), law (1), deafblind (1), materialism (1), parody (1), Confucius (1), Holy Roman Empire (1), pattern (1), Prester John (1), ancestry (1), ESP (1), Quebec (1), Norway (1), cathedral (1), ambition (1), interracial (1), D&D (1), Columbia (1), dreams (1), cryptology (1)
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Dec 14, 2007
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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.
Over mij

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

Bibliotheken: North Bay Public Library

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