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CollectionsYour library (2,127), Wishlist (1), Currently reading (1), All collections (2,128)

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TagsHistory (862), fiction (502), gay (211), Reference (173), literature (162), Mystery (148), glbt (140), Biography (129), humor (124), execution (123) — see all tags

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About meMy doctoral studies and PhD dissertation focused on legal justice, while my Masters research was on executions (hangings, beheadings, etc.) but my interests include, European dynastic history, France, Germany, Britain, Russia; also gay/sexual issues. I also enjoy literary works, especially British lit, mysteries, humor, and other random works.

About my libraryMy library reflects my interest in history - specifically my research in execution and torture. But it also includes my interest in dynastic history and politics. Of course, the gay and lesbian materials also make up a substantial chunk. In addition, my interest in literature, and philosophy, and mystery also shows up. Also, I am interested in languages, film, humor.

Before becoming a grad student, I managed a book store, plus I've always been a bibliophile, even as a child who didn't know the meaning of that word.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 18th-19th Century Britain, Ancient History, Anglophiles, Annus mirabilis, Banned Books, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Books that made me think, Byzantinistik, Classical Musicshow all groups

Favorite authorsScott Adams, Dante Alighieri, Philippe Ariès, Richard Willard Armour, Jane Austen, Johann Sebastian Bach, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Fernand Braudel, Crane Brinton, Robert Browning, Rita Mae Brown, Fanny Burney, Lewis Carroll, Bennett Cerf, Agatha Christie, Wilkie Collins, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Noel Coward, Robert Darnton, Natalie Zemon Davis, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Georges Duby, Will Durant, George Eliot, Michel Foucault, John Fowles, Antonia Fraser, Stephen Fry, James Goldman, Graham Greene, Helene Hanff, Douglas Hay, Patricia Highsmith, Douglas Hofstadter, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Christopher Isherwood, Shirley Jackson, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Madeleine L'Engle, C. S. Lewis, Don Marquis, Garrett Mattingly, Armistead Maupin, Molière, Michel de Montaigne, Emmuska, Baroness Orczy, Joe Orton, Dorothy Parker, Mervyn Peake, Samuel Pepys, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Renault, Anne Rice, Steven Runciman, Saki, Dorothy L. Sayers, William Shakespeare, J. A. Sharpe, George Bernard Shaw, Muriel Spark, Pieter Spierenburg, John Steinbeck, Gertrude Stein, Laurence Sterne, Mary Stewart, Lawrence Stone, Jonathan Swift, Keith Thomas, E. P. Thompson, James Thurber, J. R. R. Tolkien, Anthony Trollope, Barbara W. Tuchman, Mark Twain, Judith Viorst, Voltaire, Eudora Welty, E. B. White, T. H. White, Merry E. Wiesner, Oscar Wilde, Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, Émile Zola, Mark Richard Zubro (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresHalf Price Books - Lincoln Square, Half Price Books - South Cooper

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Real nameAlex Hunnicutt

LocationArlington, Texas

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Member sinceSep 18, 2005

Currently readingCatherine the Great: Love, Sex, and Power by Virginia Rounding

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