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Member: Jestak

CollectionsYour library (3,855), Donated to Library (33), All collections (3,866)

Reviews7 reviews

TagsHistory (1,015), Current Affairs (814), Mystery/Suspense (769), Economics (547), American (379), Military (293), Fantasy (278), Film (266), Science (185), Business (178) — see all tags

MediaBook (3,866), Paper Book (3,835), Audiobook (3), Ebook (1)

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Recommendations64 recommendations

About meI am a community college economics professor with a lifelong passion for books and reading. I'm also a big movie buff and love many kinds of music, from classical to Celtic.

My reading habit has always been to have many books going at once. The "in progress" list will usually include 1) one or two books with some connection to economics--the "professional" reading; 2) one film book, 3) several other nonfiction books--history, current affairs, science, etc; 4) some kind of fiction, either fantasy/sci-fi or mystery/suspense (these days, most likely the latter).

About my libraryI have resumed working on this after a lengthy hiatus. My goal is to eventually include everything in my personal library and to have rated as many of the books I have read as possible. Everything listed here is part of my personal library.

My ratings tend to run a bit on the high side since if I don't like or value a book it tends to get donated to my local public library rather than staying in my collection :)

Groups40-Something Library Thingers, Agatha Christie, American Civil War, American History, Ancient History, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Economics, FantasyFans, Great Depression Book Club, Happy Heathensshow all groups

Favorite authorsEric Alterman, Rick Atkinson, Randall Balmer, Correlli Barnett, Paul Blustein, Peter Bogdanovich, Taylor Branch, H. W. Brands, Suzanne Brockmann, Stephen Budiansky, Raymond Chandler, Lee Child, Agatha Christie, Robert M. Citino, Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly, Stephanie Coontz, Roger Ebert, Barry Eisler, David Hackett Fischer, Tim Flannery, John Kenneth Galbraith, Lisa Gardner, Stephen Jay Gould, William Greider, Martha Grimes, Barbara Hambly, Max Hastings, Reginald Hill, Tom Holland, Bill James, David Cay Johnston, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Wendy Kaminer, Guy Gavriel Kay, John Maynard Keynes, Jonathan Kozol, Paul Krugman, Mark Kurlansky, Katherine Kurtz, Robert Kuttner, Stieg Larsson, Dennis Lehane, Elmore Leonard, Roger Lowenstein, John D. MacDonald, Charlotte MacLeod, Robert K. Massie, Ed McBain, Anne McCaffrey, Bethany McLean, Deborah Meier, T. Jefferson Parker, Rick Perlstein, Ahmed Rashid, Richard Rhodes, Carl Sagan, John Sandford, David K. Shipler, Robert Skidelsky, Karin Slaughter, T. J. Stiles, Ron Suskind, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Barbara W. Tuchman, Jonathan Weiner, Gordon S. Wood, Robin Wright, Adam Zamoyski, Carl Zimmer (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstores2nd Look Books, LLC, Auntie's Bookstore

Favorite librariesSFCC Library, Spokane Public Library - Downtown

Real nameMark


Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceNov 20, 2006

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