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About meAs of Feb 2013 I have returned (temp) to South Australia.

I read in a rather serendipitous fashion, preferring non-fiction over fiction.

"Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere." Jean Rhys

"Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence."
Erich Fromm - The Art of Loving.

"Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it."
André Gide.

“Bibliophile” は日本語で何と言いますか? 書いてください​

About my library"When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes." - Erasmus

Reminiscences of Henry Crabb Robinson, Jan. 10, 1824:
"I looked over (Charles) Lamb's library in part. He has the finest collection of shabby books I ever saw; such a number of first-rate works in very bad condition is, I think, nowhere to be found."

"Intellectual Freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored. Intellectual freedom encompasses the freedom to hold, receive and disseminate ideas." - Intellectual Freedom and Censorship Q & A

井の中の蛙大海を知らず。
(I no naka no kawazu taikai wo shirazu)

Literally: A frog in a well does not know the great sea.
Meaning: People are satisfied to judge things by their own narrow experience, never knowing of the wide world outside.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 30-something LibraryThingers, A Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, All Books Africa, Australian LibraryThingers, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, Bloggers, BookCrossing Australia!, Books Compared, Books in Booksshow all groups

Favorite authorsMartin Amis, Hannah Arendt, John Armstrong, Karen Armstrong, Timothy Garton Ash, Andrew J. Bacevich, Jean Baudrillard, Zygmunt Bauman, Walden Bello, Saul Bellow, Philip Bobbitt, David Brin, Anita Brookner, Joseph Campbell, Fritjof Capra, Noam Chomsky, J.M. Coetzee, Paul Collier, Steve Coll, John W. Dean, Anne Deveson, Dogen, Terry Eagleton, Barbara Ehrenreich, Rita Felski, Robert Fisk, Erich Fromm, Mahatma Gandhi, Susan George, Emma Goldman, Daniel Goleman, A. C. Grayling, William Greider, Thich Nhat Hanh, Michael Harrington, Seymour M. Hersh, E. J. Hobsbawm, Tom Hodgkinson, Aldous Huxley, Chalmers Johnson, James Joyce, Ryszard Kapuściński, Michael T. Klare, David C. Korten, Jon Krakauer, J. Krishnamurti, R. D. Laing, Christopher Lasch, Antony Loewenstein, Alberto Manguel, Robert W. McChesney, Ian McEwan, Larry McMurtry, George Monbiot, Michel de Montaigne, Loretta Napoleoni, Friedrich Nietzsche, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., George Orwell, Amos Oz, Greg Palast, Orhan Pamuk, Michael Parenti, Robert M. Pirsig, Francine Prose, Lisa Pryor, Robert D. Putnam, Richard Rorty, Theodore Roszak, Nicolas Rothwell, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Philippe Sands, Jonathan Schell, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Richard Sennett, Charles Taylor, Henry David Thoreau, Alan W. Watts, Raymond Williams, Bob Woodward, Gao Xingjian, Howard Zinn, Slavoj Žižek (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAlice's Bookshop, Ariel Booksellers (Paddington), Avid Reader Bookshop, Babble on Books, Berkelouw Books (Armadale), Berkelouw Books (Paddington Bookshop & Cafe/Wine Bar), Blackwell Charing Cross Road, Book Passion (Dickson Shops), Bookends, Books Kinokuniya - Sydney, Booktalk, Borders - South Yarra - Jam Factory, Camberwell Books & Collectibles, Canty's Bookshop, Carlton Secondhand Books, Chronicles Bookshop, City Basement Books, Co-op Bookshop (Australian National University), Cosmos Books (Tsim Sha Tsui), Cosmos Books (Wanchai), Exchange Bookshop, Flinders Books, Foreign Language Bookshop, Foyles, Gertrude & Alice Cafe Bookstore, Grub Street Bookshop, Imprints Booksellers, Maruzen - Nagoya Sakae (丸善 名古屋栄店), Monument Books, National Library of Australia Bookshop, New International Bookshop, Page One (Harbour City), Paperback Bookshop, PolyEster Books, Quinto - MOVED, Reader's Feast Bookstore, Readings - Carlton, Readings - Malvern, Readings - Port Melbourne, Readings - St Kilda, Sainsbury's Books, Smiths Alternative Bookshop, Syber's Books (Penny's), The Avenue Bookstore, The Basilisk Bookshop, The Merchant of Fairness, Waterstone's Kensington, Waterstone's Piccadilly, Zabriskie Booksellers [Formerly Martin Smith's Bookshop.]

Favorite librariesAIATSIS Library, Baillieu Library - University of Melbourne, Bond University Library, British Council Library, Cairns City Library, City Library (Melbourne Library Service), Dickson Library (Libraries ACT), J.B. Chifley Library (Australian National University), Kensington Central Library, Kings Cross Library (City of Sydney Library), Malvern Library, National Archives of Australia, National Library of Australia, Pimlico Library, Prahran Library, St Kilda Branch Library (Port Phillip Library Service), State Library of New South Wales, State Library of South Australia, State Library of Victoria, Thư viện Quốc gia Việt Nam (National Library of Vietnam), Toorak/South Yarra Library, University of Sydney Fisher Library, Westminster Reference Library

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Real nameCraig L Hodges

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Member sinceJan 31, 2008

Currently readingBurma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know by David I. Steinberg
Finding George Orwell in Burma by Emma Larkin
The Intimate Merton: His Life from His Journals by Thomas Merton
Literary Culture in a World Transformed: A Future for the Humanities by William Paulson
Democracy after Communism (A Journal of Democracy Book) by Larry Diamond
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Don't I wish in Arnhem land! Monument has moved all its toys into the bottom floor and all the books upstairs. I think it just happened because it's really pretty much a mess at the moment. Very cluttered and, well, unaesthetic. Money problems, I hear.... The first time I walked just after it opened, I thought: "I stocked this bookstore"! Cheers. Amalie
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This is the street corner in Yangon where the Mahatma Gandhi Hall is located. See second corner street sign 'Merchant Street'.
hi; if you still pass through SA I can recommend Imprints bookshop in Hindley St. Adelaide.
I'm glad you enjoyed my library--thanks for listing it.

I'm also most definitely a Book Scout!

All the best,
Gail
Thanks for adding me to your list of interesting libraries!
Thanks for the offer, I'll keep it in mind.
Jemmy H.
Thanks for thinking my library is interesting

I am honoured that you have included my library in your list of interesting libraries.

I am honoured that you have included my library in your list of interesting libraries.
I'm pleased to enter your extensive list of interesting libraries, Craig. And I'd suggest (not without self-interest) that you begin a LT Authors category in your "Member connections" by purchasing and entering my book, I Think, Therefore Who Am I? (Memoir of a Psychedelic Year), available via amazon.co.uk (you can read reviews there, and on ReviewsScout.co.uk, and on LT itself) or though AbeBooks. As an Internet-only writer, who has essentially published himself, I'm still struggling to find willing readers.

Peter
Hello,

I recently joined the All Books Africa Group. As a publisher who has just released a novel about the Angolan Civil War, I thought it might be worth bringing to your attention. Ondjaki's Good morning Comrades has just been released (indeed, i'm not sure amazon has changed it status yet). Ondjaki is a Lusophone writer of international reputation, and our edition of Good morning Comrades introduces him to an English speaking audience for the first time. It will not be the last: Aflame Books in the UK is set to release his fable The Whistler, and I know New Directions is also looking at publishing something by him soon. We expect he will become one of the most celebrated African novelists of his generation.

Anyway, if you would like further information on Comrades, you can chcekc out our website at www.biblioasis.com. It is also available online on amazon and elsewhere, and available through any good bookstore.

Thansk for your time, and I do hope that this was not too intrusive. (We're a small literary press based in Canada, and we're just trying to do whatever we can to let potential readers know about the book.

Best wishes,

Dan Wells
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