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About meI am an avid reader, but unfortunately my taste for purchasing books out paces the speed at which I can read them. The advent of fatherhood has had the expected effect of reducing this personal vice. I simply don't have time to go book shopping much less read them. What books I do manage to acquire have just as much chance of being a children's book as they do being an adult book.
About my libraryThis past summer saw us needing to move to a new house. Fortunately, this has meant more space for book shelves. Moving also gave us the opporutnity to cull the shelves. I ended up taking six or so boxes to Title Wave for trade credit. Book accumulation has slowed overall, much to Amber's satisfaction, although her assessment might not be as optimistic as mine. I remain committed to reading more of the books I already own than increasing the number of unread books in the house. This is easier said than done of course.
Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up, 50 Book Challenge, Dishonorable Society Of Lazy Scholars And Leisurely Gentlemen, Edition Erudition, Folio Society devotees, New Lifetime Reading Plan
Favorite authorsSimon Armitage, Michael Chabon, Bernard Cornwell, Jared Diamond, Dave Eggers, Neil Gaiman, Lev Grossman, Ernest Hemingway, Hesiod, Homer, Lucretius, Magnus Magnusson, George R. R. Martin, Cormac McCarthy, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Mervyn Peake, Neal Stephenson, S. M. Stirling, J. R. R. Tolkien, Gene Wolfe (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresDark Horse Books, Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle), Left Bank Books, Magus Books (Seattle), Michael's Books, Old Inlet Bookshop, Port Book & News, Powell's City of Books (Portland), The Homer Bookstore, Title Wave Books - Midtown Store, Twice Sold Tales (University District), Village Books
Real nameBenjamin Hahn
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceApr 1, 2007
Currently readingMao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang
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