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Top X favorite books read last year? (Where X is 5 or less)
1. Sunshine by Robin McKinley
2. Gentlemen on the Road by Michael Chabon
3. China Mieville - Un Lun Dun

Top X favorite genre books of all time? (Where X is 5 or less)
1. The Positronic Man by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg
2. Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
3. Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti

X favorite genre series? (Where X is 5 or less)
1. Temeraire by Naomi Novik.
2. The Soldier series by Gene Wolfe
3. Warhammer 40K: Ciaphas Cain series
4. Discworld series
5. Marvel Aventures: Avergers

X favorite genre short stories? (Where X is 5 or less)
1. Effluent Engine by N. K. Jemisin
2. Bloodchild by Octavia E. Butler
3. All You Zombies by Robert Heinlein
4. Specialty of the House by Stanley Ellin
5. Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl
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I try to be fair and choose as many authors as I can, but Patricia Highsmith is just irreplacable. Some writers produce so many quality work that it is hard to choose from.
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I see a list of 100 detective novels voted besy and out of curiousity, I copied it down to see what I have read, Bolded:  the books I read.

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I read too many white dead guys.

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5 Singers I like:
Chen Yi Jing
Dar Williams
Ingrid Michaelson
Loreena Mckennitt
Vienna Teng

5 genres I love
Detective/Mystery: I prefer police procedural and hard boiled detective novels, but I like cosy too.
Fantasy: I love convincing world building, something that is fresh and not your stereotypical medieval society.
Sci-Fi: While I love books that explore the impact of technology on humanity and trashumanism, I love space opera too.
Comedy: I love gentle humour and quick wit. Sadly many TV comedies hit my embarassment squick hard.
Romance: This explains my fandom reading habit.

5 Pen and paper RPG I would love to play:
Sufficiently Advanced
Wandering Monster High School
Lady BlackBird
JAGS: Wonderland


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