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Fiction modern (801), Natural history (254), Travel writing (224), Fiction 19C (154), Birds (115), Fiction 20C Early (110), Fiction children (103), North American literature (101), Memoir (post-1900) (82), Literary biography (63), History (World Wars) (59), Literary criticism (59), RTW (58), European history (54), Biography (Georgian) (52), Essays (50), Germany (49), French literature (48), Memoir (pre-1900) (45), Poetry (45), History (Tudor-Stuart) (43), Woolf (42), Society and Politics (42), Food (41), Publisher Penguin Monarch (38), England (Yorkshire) (38), London history (37), North American history (36), RUS (35), Biography (20C) (35), Naval history (35), Rivers and Canals (34), North America (34), Napoleonic Wars (33), History (Georgian) (33), Scotland (33), London (32), History (Postwar) (30), England (30), Cycling (30), Art (30), Biography (Imperial) (29), Local history (29), Polar (29), Maritime (28), Reading (27), Publisher New Naturalist (26), Britain (26), Fiction short stories (26), Charles Dickens (26), Biography (Tudors-Stuarts) (26), Language (26), Islands (25), Myths and Legends (25), Cultures (25), Literary history (24), Sport (24), Trollope (24), World history (23), Asia (23), History (Imperial) (23), Railways (22), Literary geography (22), Landscape history (22), Biography (Post War) (21), Science (21), in German (21), Health and Fitness (21), England (East Anglia) (21), Ransome (20), British history (20), Books (20), Agriculture (20), History (Medieval) (20), Austen (19), France (19), Conservation (19), Asian history (19), Geoscience (18), Science history (18), History (Ancient) (18), Exploration (18), Walking (18), Architecture guide (18), Media and Journalism (18), History (Hanoverian) (17), Benelux (17), African literature (17), Maps (17), Psychology (17), Religion and Philosophy (17), Greece (16), Meteorology (16), Publisher Fitzcarraldo (16), Travel guide (16), Middle East (15), Nordic Europe (15), Nordic literature (15), Publisher Library of America (14), Publisher Peirene (14), VSI (14), Space exploration (13), Latin America literature (13), Horticulture (13), in French (13), Europe (13), Architecture (12), Literary reference (12), England (South West) (12), Science fiction (11), History (20C) (11), Italy (11), Mountaineering (11), Biography (Medieval) (11), Publisher Everyman (11), England (North West) (11), Fiction 18C- (10), Travel history (10), Domestic animals (10), Asian literature (10), Oceania (10), Biography (10), Publisher Little Toller Nature (10), Wales (10), German literature (10), British Empire (10), Women (10), England (Midlands) (9), Churches (9), African history (9), Theatre (9), Economics (9), Switzerland (9), Spanish literature (9), Fiction graphic (9), Shakespeare (8), Nordic noir (8), American Civil War (8), East European literature (8), England (South East) (8), Mathematics (8), Italian literature (7), Africa (7), Aviation history (7), Domestic history (7), England (North East) (6), Caribbean literature (6), Medical history (6), Engineering and Technology (6), Film and Photography (6), Quizzes (6), Latin America (5), REC (5), Historiography (5), England (Marches) (5), Cultural history (5), Walking guide (5), Spain (5), Military science (4), Austria (4), Middle East literature (4), Russian literature (4), Biography (Contemporary) (4), Theatre playscripts (4), Instruments (3), England (Thames) (3), Human ecology (3), Law (3), Horology (2), Ireland (2), Education (2), Prehistory (2), Household (2), Music (2), Biography (Ancient) (2), Flemish literature (2), Roads (2), Poland (1), Portugese literature (1), Swiss literature (1), in Catalan (1), San Marino (1), Portugal (1), Philosophy (1), Amierican Civil War (1)
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Nuvem de Etiquetas, Nuvem de Autores, Espelho de etiquetas
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Dec 11, 2008
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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.



Acerca de Mim

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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