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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.
Real nameGary Patella
LocationBrooklyn, New York
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceJul 18, 2012
Currently readingUncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg by David C. Cassidy
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