About This Site

I absolutely love sites like Librarything, Listal, and iTrackmine, and I’ve joined more than I care to admit. Unfortunately, as a person of varied interests, I could never find a site where I could list ALL the stuff my family and I have read, watched, played, consumed, and used over the years, so I decided to create my own. This is it.

Because the site is, first and foremost, a catalog of personal taste and experience, reviews may vary considerably in length, quality, and relevance to anyone but myself.

About Me

Will you agree with my reviews? Here’s a little more about my tastes and interests:

I’m a writer and 30-something mom of two, an 8 year old girl and a 3 year old boy. I was born and raised in Nebraska and currently live on the East Coast, but dream of moving to Cascadia. I love reading, watching movies and tv shows, gardening, cooking, hiking, surfing the web, and travel. I am politically liberal, feminist, environmentalist, and agnostic. I’m a huge nerd.

Books: I currently read mainly non-fiction on topics such as science, history, politics, and environmental issues. I also love classic literature, fantasy/sci-fi, children’s and young adult literature, historical fiction, mystery, and romance. My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice, and yeah, I have a crush on Mr. Darcy.

Movies: My favorite movie is Sense and Sensibility (the one with Emma Thompson). My taste in film genres is pretty similar to my taste in book genres.

TV: My favorite tv show is The West Wing, however I watch mostly sci-fi/fantasy, historical, and crime shows.

Music: I have pretty eclectic taste in music. Classical, opera, Broadway, New Age, and folk tend to be my favorites, but I also listen to a fair bit of oldies, rock, pop, and even metal. I generally dislike rap, hip-hop, and country.

Games: I like board games and card games, and enjoy frequent “game nights” when visiting my parents and other family members. I have never owned any sort of video game player, but play games online, on my PC, or on my iPhone sometimes. My favorites tend to be strategy games like Tropico and Civilization, though I dislike combat and try to find games that minimize it in favor of economic or social management. I also dabble occasionally in interactive fiction of various sorts, including classic parser-type, CYOA, and choice-based story games such as Fallen London or Choicescript.

Other Family Members

Sometimes I ask for opinions from other family members, so here’s a little about them, too:

My husband was born in the former USSR but has lived in the US since his early 20’s. He is in the medical field and loves history (especially World War 2 history), hiking, travel, and Russian literature.

My daughter was born in December 2006 and loves reading books (especially fantasy), drawing, playing with Lego and stuffed animals, watching movies, and playing games on the computer or phone.

My son was born in November 2011 and likes Duplo, stuffed animals, being read to, anything with wheels, and taking stuff apart.

Site Credits

Listuff is hosted by Dreamhost, powered by WordPress, and uses the Jemma theme (a free Genesis child theme) with various plugins, including Multi-Column Tag Map, AmazonSimpleAdmin, and Search & Filter. The profile image comes from The Graphics Fairy. Due to problems with referral spam on Google Analytics, I now track site stats with Clicky.

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