Search Betelgeuse's books
Random books from Betelgeuse's library
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome by Susan Wise Bauer
Byron: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) by George Gordon Lord Byron
Visions and Venturers by Theodore Sturgeon
Utopia by Sir Thomas More
Ancient Greece: Everyday Life in the Birthplace of Western Civilization by Robert Garland
Members with Betelgeuse's books
Member gallery (5)
Site design selection
The old design is no longer fully supported nor does it get full attention when we roll out new features. We strongly recommend using the new design.
TagsClassic Literature (554), Collectible Edition (508), History (402), Biography (240), Leather-Bound Books (234), Classic Novel (227), Reference (203), Adventure (189), Science Fiction (174), Famous Americans (147) — see all tags
About meAmerican male in his fifties, very happily married, proud father of two daughters. I'm originally from the New York/New Jersey area, but I lived in the Carolinas for eight years and have resided near Chicago since 2005. I usually read history, biographies, and the classics, but I am also fond of adventure novels and early science fiction. My other hobbies include astronomy and music. Betelgeuse (pronounced BET-el-jooz or BEET-el-jooz) is a prominent red star found in the constellation Orion.
About my libraryCOLLECTIONS: "My Books" is a catalog of the 1,000+ hardcovers and paperbacks that I shelve in my study. "My Kindle Books" represents my digital collection. "Favorites" shows my 5-Star Rated Books, the ones I'd take to the proverbial desert island.
GroupsAmerican Revolution & Founding Fathers History, Ancient History, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Early Science Fiction, Easton Press Collectors, Folio Society devotees, Franklin Library Collectors, Geeks who love the Classics, History Fans, Lakeside Classics Collectors —show all groups, Medieval Europe, Philosophy and Theory, Science Fiction Fans
Favorite authorsIsaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexandre Dumas, Joseph J. Ellis, Ralph Waldo Emerson, David McCullough, John Milton, William Shakespeare, H. G. Wells (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstores57th Street Books, A Peace of the Past, After Word Books, Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Naperville, Colgate Bookstore, Frugal Muse, Glover's Bookery, Half Price Books - Hamburg Pavillion, Half Price Books - Naperville, Horizon Books - Traverse City, Myopic Books, Sandmeyer's Bookstore, Strand Bookstore, The Book Cellar, The Cranbury Bookworm, Town House Books
LocationNaperville, Illinois, USA
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceSep 21, 2008
Currently readingThe Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volumes 1-3 by Edward Gibbon
Most recent activity