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Diagnosis: Bibliophilia

Symptoms: collecting, appreciating and reviewing books (and other things!)

17 October
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  • valtinen@livejournal.com
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I am a self-proclaimed bibliophile with a working library of over 1000 books. I have read most of them. I can honestly say that I have books from *every* genre, all catalogued and organised, with electronic files and tried-and-true pen-and-paper records in an old library card cabinet. My most extensive collection is my scifi/fantasy section large enough to rival any Borders or Barnes and Noble. Of specialized interest, I search for Beauty and the Beast or Phantom of the Opera -based books and do my best to keep up-to-date on the latest publications.

My favourite authors are Tanith Lee and Carol Berg.

I am an opera singer. My favourite genres of music are 80s, classical and heavy metal. Oingo Boingo and The Ark are my favourite bands with Nightwish as a close runner-up. Among other favourites are Enya, Supra-Argo, Sting, Aerosmith and I've recently discovered Spandau Ballet.

For movies, I'll watch anything so long as it won't give me nightmares. Feel-good movies are a plus. French films make me a happy guy.


of deviantArt made the full-masks of the rating system. Thank you.

~Phantom artwork the property of FdelO. Thank you.