MedlemWilloyd

Samlinger
Alle samlinger (2,987), Dit bibliotek (2,291), E-library (165), Folio Society (279), Slightly Foxed (56), Omnibus (36), E-collection (16), Skal læses (1,443), Reference (297), Public library (35), The Leeds Library (50), Recycled (513)
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Fiction modern (809), Natural history (256), Travel writing (206), Fiction 19C (153), Birds (117), Fiction 20C Early (111), Fiction children (103), North American literature (102), Memoir (post-1900) (83), RTW (66), Literary biography (63), History (World Wars) (60), Literary criticism (59), European history (56), Biography (Georgian) (51), French literature (50), Germany (50), Essays (48), Poetry (45), Memoir (pre-1900) (44), History (Tudor-Stuart) (43), Woolf (42), Society and Politics (42), Food (41), England (Yorkshire) (39), Publisher Penguin Monarch (38), London history (37), North American history (36), TUS (36), Biography (20C) (35), Naval history (35), Rivers and Canals (35), History (Georgian) (33), Scotland (33), North America (33), Napoleonic Wars (33), London (32), Local history (31), History (Postwar) (30), Polar (30), Art (30), Cycling (29), England (29), Biography (Imperial) (29), Maritime (27), Language (26), Biography (Tudors-Stuarts) (26), Britain (26), Fiction short stories (26), Publisher New Naturalist (26), Islands (25), Charles Dickens (25), Reading (25), Myths and Legends (25), Cultures (25), Literary history (24), Sport (24), Trollope (24), Publisher Fitzcarraldo (23), World history (23), History (Imperial) (23), Literary geography (22), Railways (22), England (East Anglia) (22), Landscape history (22), Asia (22), Science (22), Biography (Post War) (21), in German (21), Books (21), Health and Fitness (21), Ransome (20), Agriculture (20), British history (20), History (Medieval) (20), Walking (19), France (19), Austen (19), African literature (19), History (Ancient) (18), Geoscience (18), Conservation (18), Psychology (18), Asian history (18), Architecture guide (18), Science history (18), Media and Journalism (18), History (Hanoverian) (17), Benelux (17), Exploration (17), Latin America literature (16), Religion and Philosophy (16), Meteorology (16), Travel guide (16), Greece (16), Maps (16), Nordic Europe (15), Nordic literature (15), Horticulture (14), Middle East (14), Publisher Peirene (14), VSI (14), Publisher Library of America (14), German literature (13), Space exploration (13), in French (13), England (South West) (12), Mountaineering (12), Architecture (12), Europe (12), Italy (12), Publisher Everyman (11), Biography (Medieval) (11), Science fiction (11), England (North West) (11), Spanish literature (11), History (20C) (11), Literary reference (11), Travel history (10), Domestic animals (10), Women (10), African history (10), Asian literature (10), Biography (10), Publisher Little Toller Nature (10), British Empire (10), Fiction 18C- (9), Oceania (9), Churches (9), Theatre (9), England (South East) (9), Switzerland (9), Fiction graphic (9), England (Midlands) (8), Wales (8), Mathematics (8), Economics (8), Nordic noir (8), American Civil War (8), East European literature (8), Shakespeare (8), Italian literature (7), Africa (7), Aviation history (7), Domestic history (7), England (North East) (6), Engineering and Technology (6), Caribbean literature (6), Medical history (6), Film and Photography (6), Cultural history (5), REC (5), Historiography (5), England (Marches) (5), Latin America (5), Quizzes (5), Walking guide (5), Theatre playscripts (4), Military science (4), Austria (4), Spain (4), Middle East literature (4), Russian literature (4), Biography (Contemporary) (4), England (Thames) (3), Law (3), Instruments (3), Human ecology (3), Biography (Ancient) (2), Music (2), Prehistory (2), Household (2), Roads (2), Flemish literature (2), Education (2), Horology (2), Ireland (2), Philosophy (1), Portugal (1), Poland (1), in Catalan (1), Swiss literature (1), Portugese literature (1), San Marino (1), Amierican Civil War (1)
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Dec 11, 2008
About My Library

Books include those in my library, those I've read since 2003, and some of those from before then.

I personally use a 6-star rating system which doesn't exactly map on to the LT system, but it's close enough:

5 stars: a favourite (6 star in my ratings)
4.5 excellent, but doesn't quite make a favourite, even if sometimes can't really tell why! (6 stars as well)
4 stars: very good, pretty much unputdownable or provides real insight (5-star)
3.5 stars: good - books that insist on being picked up again (4-star)
2.5-3 stars: solid reads, if not compulsive. Want to read to the end, but they don't positively demand to be picked up once put down. See note below about non-fiction books (3-star)
2 stars: disappointing, or not particularly liked even if can recognise their merits. Often not finished. (2-star)
1 star: positively dislike, sometimes even wondering why anybody would want to read them! Rarely finished, and rarely a book I've chosen to read - most of the books in this category are book group choices! (1-star)

I don't usually rate reference/text books used as such, but 3* has come to include non-fiction books, read as continuous books, which have been perfectly functional, decently written, and have provided the information/knowledge wanted, but where this has perhaps prioritised function over literary engagement!

Notes on history/biography time spans. Inevitably these are British history related:
Ancient: anything prior to the retreat of Rome from Britain (c.450AD)
Medieval: from then until the end of the Wars of the Roses (1485)
16C-17C: 1485-1714, Tudors and Stuarts (or until United Kingdom created, first half of Early Modern)
18C: 1714-1837,Hanoverians to William IV, second half of Early Modern
19C: 1837-1914, Victorian-Edwardian, Imperial age
20C: 1914 onwards, with 2 subsets: World Wars and Postwar.



About Me

Life-time bookworm, reading about 60% fiction, 40% non-fiction. Currently enjoying two long-term reading projects: a 'Tour of the USA' and 'Reading The World' (see the respective LT groups) which I intersperse with, by preference, classic fiction, natural history (esp. birds), history, historical biography and travel, although I don't read enough of any, having a ludicrously large to-read collection.

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