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About meMarried, father of two that likes a good book. If only I had more time to devote to reading, but who doesn't have that problem? Actually, judging from this site, lots of people. Its great to see that the written word is still alive and kicking.

I suppose I'm not that different from most people. I like good books, good food, and good conversation with friends... the essentials I guess.

I've been in Salem, Oregon for the past six years and i enjoy it. I wouldn't call it my ideal location, but that's where work is. I've also lived in California and Wisconsin and enjoyed both.

If you get the itch, drop me a line. I love talking all things books.

Happy reading!!

About my libraryA hodgepodge


Favorite authorsJoseph Conrad, Dante, Fyodor Dostoevsky, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Hardy, Thomas Hobbes, Henry James, Franz Kafka, Cormac McCarthy, Ovid, J. D. Salinger, William Shakespeare, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

Real nameScott

LocationEveryone is nutz here in Salem, Oregon

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Hi HH, thanks for your message. To be honest I kinda figured nobody would ever read or care much what I was typing in those reviews, so I was a little surprised. I only wish LibraryThing had been around years ago so that when I read some of those books they would be fresher in my mind!

Anyway, nice to meet you (virtually); it turns out I grew up in Wisconsin, now live in California, and am also a father of two ... so it seems we have something in common!


Yes Vancouver is pretty nice. :) Especially in the summer! It makes up for the months of no sun and constant rain in the winter. But that's the NW coast for ya, as I'm sure you know.

I've been interested in finding an illustrated edition of 1001 nights for a while. I happened to see some of the paintings Leon Carre did for a 12 volume 1920s edition, which are very elaborate and beautiful. A little googling showed that some of the them have been included in an abridged edition along with work by another artist of that era, Mohammed Racim. It looks like its a limited edition print run and not many people have it, as there is very little information about it other than the publishers description. Amazon has it listed though.
I decided to go ahead and order it, as I'm a pretty compulsive book buyer! Its suppose to arrive at the end of August, so when it does I can let you know more about it. :)

Its definitely a process to enter in all the books in one's library. Mine is still a work in process.
I'm in Vancouver, BC, but get down to Portland on occasion. Powell's is amazing! I love that you can find used books mixed in with the new. I could easily spend an afternoon browsing there.
Never been to Salem. Have heard its nice though.


Thanks for getting back to me and no worries about the different edition. I just thought I would ask around. Anyway thanks again and hope you are enjoying LT. :)


Welcome to Librarything, as I see you are a new member. Just wondering if I could ask you a question regarding your copy of "The Book of The Thousand Nights And One Nights" that is illustrated by Leon Carre and Mohammed Racim. I am trying to find out approximately how many plates by Carre are in the book, as well as if the illustrations by Racim are black and white or in color. So far my internet searches keep turning up the same general information from the publisher, but nothing specific. I am also curious who the translator is, as amazon says its Richard Burton, but other sources do not. If you don't mind giving me your opinion on the edition, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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