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Member: GaryPatella

CollectionsYour library (196), Wishlist (1), Currently reading (1), Read but unowned (20), All collections (217)

Reviews55 reviews


MediaBook (217), Paper Book (212), Audiobook (5)

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About meMy interests include literature, music, science, and chess. I read classic literature, have over 850 CDs (yes, I still buy music in tangible form), read science books, and study chess theory. I also compete in chess tournaments. I recently tried writing my own piece of fiction. It is a short antinovel called Diary Of An Evil Genius.

About my libraryI enjoy reading, and always have a book on hand. I tend to alternate my reading between fiction and non-fiction. When it comes to fiction, I mostly stick to the classics. There are a lot of books out there, and it would be virtually impossible to sort through everything in order to find the books worth reading. So I allow time to do the sorting for me. The books that are worth reading remain in print long after they've been published. The others tend to fade away. It is true that some unworthy books do sometimes last for a long time, but by sticking with older fiction, I feel that my chances of reading something superficial or uninspiring are greatly reduced.

As far as my listed library on this site goes, I have limited the list to those books that I have read at least halfway through. Most of the books on the list, I have read in their entirety. A few others I have started, and put down for no good reason. And two on that list (Ulysses and On The Road) were getting VERY tedious, so I put them down and will return to them when I feel I have the energy to keep going. As I pick new books off of my shelf to read, I will add them to my library.

GroupsAtheism and humanism, Chess, Science!

Favorite authorsFyodor Dostoevsky, Hermann Hesse, Franz Kafka, Herman Melville, Leo Tolstoy (Shared favorites)


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Real nameGary Patella

LocationBrooklyn, New York

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/GaryPatella (profile)
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Member sinceJul 18, 2012

Currently readingUncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg by David C. Cassidy

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