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CollectionsTrumped II (31), Collected Authors (383), Your library (1,922), Currently reading (2), History (931), British Empire (93), Travel (515), Sailing and Ships (222), Read but from son's Libraries (37), Cook Books (54), Reference (66), Wife's Collection (98), Deaccessioned - to charity (607), All collections (2,249)

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About meFormer Brit, ex-seaman and retired International Contracts & Projects Director.
No more airplanes, airports, business trips.
Lots of time for reading!

... Oh all the places I have been, and the all things that I have seen!

About my libraryBorges:"It is not the reading that matters, but the re-reading."

Life is first boredom, then fear.
Whether or not we use it, it goes,
And leaves what something hidden from us chose,
And age, and then the only end of age.

Just "Larkin (Phillip) about" although it is very apt at my age.

GroupsBoard for Extreme Thing Advances, Librarything Railroad (The LTR), The Diogenes Club, The Green Dragon

Favorite authorsRobert Byron, Bruce Chatwin, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Graham Greene, Tony Horwitz, Mark Kurlansky, W. Somerset Maugham, Jan Morris, H. V. Morton, Eric Newby, George Orwell, Jonathan Raban, Mort Rosenblum, John Steinbeck, Paul Theroux, Mark Twain, Evelyn Waugh, Simon Winchester, Gavin Young (Shared favorites)


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LocationFlorida, USA

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Member sinceMar 14, 2011

Currently readingThe way of the ship : America's maritime history reenvisioned, 1600-2000 by Alex Roland
Atlas Obscura An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer

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