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CollectionsYour library (1,396), Read but unowned (4), All collections (1,400)

Reviews32 reviews

Tagsfiction (550), history (273), philosophy (232), science (131), analytic (84), Indiespensable (77), signed (67), art (64), humor (57), mystery (57) — see all tags

MediaNot set (19), Book (1,380), Paper Book (1,328), Other (1), Calendar (1)

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About meI'm a 40-year-old nerd with a BA in Philosophy and Film Studies. It took me 8 years to complete my degree because I wanted to study everything (except Communications, which is a bullshit discipline). My library speaks for my interests, though books on wine are underrepresented since the subject is better experienced than read about. ;^)

My bizarre work history includes being a roller coaster operator, a machine shop janitor, a Philosophy tutor and a telemarketing surveyor (which lasted three days). For 16 years, I worked in hospital pharmacy as a technician ending in an administrative role, primarily geared towards pharmacy automation and staff education. My trainees pondered their existence while I correct their cleaning techniques. ;^) I then moved into a position designing curricula and training environments for implementation of an electronic healthcare record. I'm currently an IT analyst for a large healthcare organization, which makes me ponder the balance between happiness and income.

I live child-and-pet-free with my partner of 20+ years and now husband (Xenogeny) near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

About my libraryIt's a room filled with books. (OK, now it's two rooms - I've invaded the office.) And it needs lots more shelving and better lighting.

The books in the room, which also constitute a library, are primarily devoted to my study of philosophy, history and the natural sciences. There is some representation by the visual arts (pun intended) and social sciences. There is an increasing amount of fiction as I've fallen victims to the evil wiles of serial writers.

Books reviewed for the Early Reviewers program:
* July 2007: Tipperary by Frank Delaney (Review)
* July 2007: (Not That You Asked): Rants, Exploits, and Obsessions; A Special Excerpt Booklet by Steve Almond (Review)
* February 2008: Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach (Review)
* March 2008: Slurp: Drinks and Light Fare, All Day, All Night by Jim & Nina Dreyer Hensley and Paul Løwe (Review)
* March 2008: Franklin & Lucy - Coming Soon!
* July 2008: The Fire by Katherine Neville (Review)
* October 2008: The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (Review)
* November 2008: Genius & Heroin by Michael Largo (Review)
* December 2008: The Last Witch of Langenburg by Thomas Robisheaux (Review)
* February 2009: Darling Jim by Christian Moerk (Review)

GroupsAesthetics and Philosophy of Art, analytic philosophy, Antiquarian Books, Art Books, Art History, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Atheism and humanism, Awful Lit., Bioethics, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographiesshow all groups

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresA Room of One's Own, Avol's Bookstore, Books Up the Road, Browzers Bookshop, Craft Books, Islandtime Books and More, Lakeshore Used Books, Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo, Paul's Bookstore, Wisconsin Historical Society - Store, Wm. Caxton Ltd., Bookseller & Publisher

Favorite librariesSimmons Neighborhood Library | Kenosha Public Library, Uptown Neighborhood Library | Kenosha Public Library

Other favoritesWashington Island Art and Nature Center

MembershipER. LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationRacine, WI

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Member sinceOct 19, 2005

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