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The Enlightenment: And Why It Still Matters by Anthony Pagden
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About meCollectively, we are: engineers, geeks, musicians, artists, quilters, model railroaders, gamers, unpublished authors, knitters, cat people, New Englanders (Yankees, in the technical sense), and carpenters (of necessity--bookshelves have to come from somewhere). When we moved in together we had to build a second story on the house to hold all these books.
About my libraryOur personal collection is a little over-weighted towards fiction, relative to our reading habits. Historically we've tended to borrow non-fiction from the public library, because non-fiction usually comes in hardcovers--and, in our younger and poorer days, we'd rather have gotten three paperbacks than one hardback.
Favorite authorsStephen E. Ambrose, Isaac Asimov, David Brin, Steven Brust, Lois McMaster Bujold, Bruce Catton, Raymond Chandler, Ted Chiang, Agatha Christie, Roald Dahl, Arthur Conan Doyle, Diane Duane, Aaron Elkins, Jasper Fforde, C. S. Forester, Dick Francis, George MacDonald Fraser, Stephen Jay Gould, Steven Gould, Robert A. Heinlein, Steve Hockensmith, Tanya Huff, Diana Wynne Jones, Mark Kurlansky, Walter Lord, David McCullough, John McPhee, Andre Norton, Henry Petroski, Tim Powers, Terry Pratchett, Carl Sagan, Dorothy L. Sayers, Simon Singh, Neal Stephenson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Vernor Vinge, Connie Willis, Simon Winchester, Patricia C. Wrede, Roger Zelazny (Shared favorites)
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Member sinceSep 12, 2007
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