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Member: AfroFogey

CollectionsYour library (642), Wishlist (22), Currently reading (1), Favorites (6), All collections (665)

Reviews10 reviews

TagsHistory (127), Black Collection (106), Fiction (67), Biography (38), Cookery (30), Black History (22), American History (22), Essays (19), Upper Class (18), New England (15) — see all tags

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Recommendations23 recommendations

About meNegro male born in New England but a Geechie at heart.

About my libraryBrings together a seemingly disparate collection of books that only connect in my mind.

GroupsAfrican/African American Literature, All Books Africa, All Things New England, Anarchism, Anglophiles, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Books By Us, Connecticut Nutmeggers, Deep South, Food Historyshow all groups

Favorite authorsChinua Achebe, Henry Adams, Louis Auchincloss, David Cannadine, Ron Chernow, Harold Cruse, Ralph Ellison, Niall Ferguson, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Paul Fussell, Marcus Garvey, Ernest Hemingway, Zora Neale Hurston, Paul Johnson, Tony Martin, Thomas Sowell, Anthony Trollope, Mark Twain, Peter Viereck, A. N. Wilson, Peter H. Wood (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAtticus Book Store, Black Print Heritage Gallery, Book Trader Cafe, Byrn Mawr Book Shop, The Yale Bookstore

Favorite librariesAlbany Branch (Hartford Public Library), Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - Main Library, Hartford Public Library, New Haven Free Public Library: Main Library (Ives Memorial Library), The Boston Athenaeum, Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (BRBL), Yale University - Sterling Memorial Library (SML)


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Real nameJ. Newell

LocationNew England

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/AfroFogey (profile)
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Member sinceMar 18, 2006

Currently readingThe History of That Ingenious Gentleman Don Quijote de La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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Merry Christmas. Your library is looking good. I think you've added books since I last looked.

Take care
Really? Oh dear. Occasionally a copy of the Young Fogey Handbook shows up on ebay, but not very often. I do like the book a lot. Hm, we do have a lot of books in common, I must look over your catalogue some more.
thanks for missing my presence.
Er, by "this", I mean the message you sent me a few years ago asking if I knew where you could obtain "The Young Fogey Handbook".
Hi, I'm sorry I didn't answer this. I kind of abandoned this site for a few years and have just this week decided to update it and and resume using it. I was going to say that if you want a copy, they occasionally show up on ebay - I've seen a few - but I see that you found one, and I'm very glad for you! I see we share some other books, and I expect that once I'm finished bringing my "inventory" up to date, we'll have more.

Thanks for visiting my library and leaving your kind comments.

I like your description of your library: "a disparate collection of books that only connect in my mind." What better organizing principle could there be?

Thanks for adding me to your interesting library list, I appreciate it very have a fantastic collection too.


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