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CollectionsRated (2,844), Read (3,250), Your library (6,122), Wishlist (675), Currently reading (16), To read (2,195), Read but unowned (13), Favorites (114), All collections (6,261)

Reviews361 reviews

TagsOwn (5,549), Fiction (3,907), Read (3,335), Not yet Read (2,890), Science Fiction (1,644), Fantasy (1,172), TBR (996), 4 Star Rating (783), Historical Novel (711), 3.5 Star Rating (694) — see all tags

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About meSpent a lot of this lifetime being educated.
A top notch High School, taking AP courses. UCSC, and UCLA
a certificate in my professional field at CSUDH, then an MBA also.

Used my diplomas to go from working in the field of law, which I didn't like, to computers, then computer accounting, which led to manufacturing, in the world of woodworking. Which led to more progressive jobs on the manufacturing track, to finally owning a company.

About my libraryScience Fiction was probably not my first genre that I read. It was probably Dr. Suess and Charlie Brown. But Science Fiction and Fantasy is the cornerstone of my library. From that has grown an interest in historical novels and mysteries. Fiction, and then a large section of NonFiction works to make a collection a real library.

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Groups18th-19th Century Britain, Almack's, Build the Open Shelves Classification, Caid, English History - Tudor through Edwardian, FantasyFans, Group Reads - Sci-Fi, Hall of Servants, Historical Fiction, Historical Mysteriesshow all groups

Favorite authorsRobert Adams, Isaac Asimov, Robert Asprin, Jane Austen, Emma Bull, Broos Campbell, Tom Clancy, Charles Dickens, David Drake, David Eddings, Raymond E. Feist, C. S. Forester, Robert A. Heinlein, Georgette Heyer, Robert Jordan, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Mindy L. Klasky, Sharon Lee, David Liss, Steve Miller, Sharon Kay Penman, H. Beam Piper, Christine Pope, Dudley Pope, Jerry Pournelle, Brandon Sanderson, Melinda Sherbring, Michael A. Stackpole, J. R. R. Tolkien, Harry Turtledove, David Weber, David Wilkin, D. W. Wilkin, Janny Wurts (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresBorders - Brea, Borders - La Habra

Favorite librariesOrange County Public Library - La Habra Library

Homepagehttp://thethingsthatcatchmyeye.wordpress.com/

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Real nameDavid

LocationSouthern California

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/DWWilkin (profile)
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Member sinceOct 22, 2008

Currently readingThe War of Wars: The Great European Conflict 1793 - 1815 by Robert Harvey
The Spanish Ulcer: A History of the Peninsular War by David Gates
Wellington's Military Machine by Philip J. Haythornethwaite
Wellington's Rifles: Six Years to Waterloo with England's Legendary Sharpshooters by Mark Urban
TALES FROM THE RIFLE BRIGADE: Adventures in the Rifle Brigade Random Shots From a Rifleman by Captain Kincaid
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