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CollectionsYour library (2,462), To read (143), All collections (2,462)

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Tags1st edition (751), british lit. (300), science fiction (209), american lit. (177), comic art (172), short fiction (170), essays (162), politics (139), literary criticism (132), music (122) — see all tags

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About meRecipient of untimely (but not altogether unexpected) largesse. This library was bequeathed to me (as per pre-mortem instructions) by my recently deceased cousin, Sir Cyril Whatnot. For those among you who may not yet be aware, he met with a most misfortunate accident involving a hot air balloon...yellow tape, red tape, red flags everywhere...oh, the humanity...If it is any comfort to his many friends and acquaintances, the balloon looked much worse than Cyril did. I shall continue cataloguing his books and may add a few of my own besides.

About my libraryI do not know exactly how many books I now own, but I would guess that the number will approach 2,000. That would be two grand for words. However many volumes I eventually list, please know that the final quantity is of far less importance to me than the quality and /or qualities of the books in my library. So, no, I will not "puff" the numbers by listing cookbooks, comic books, compact discs or somesuch. (I am a little embarrassed to list paperbacks.) I share Sir Whatnot's intense dislike for inflated things.

UPDATE-02-02-11
Became a paying participant on the Take11 site for my DVD collection.

DATE IS THE EDITION'S PUBLICATION DATE, NOT DATE OF THE ORIGINAL WORK.

My Penguin Paperback copy of Thomas Paine's Common Sense was published in 1976, not 1776......Seems like Common Sense to me.

(01-25-2008> I have now in my possession...that sounds somehow demonic and unsavory...Rather: I have now among my acquisitions the Library of America edition of Paine's Collected Writings. Thus: the Penguin paperback has been passed on to a chum. As it turned out, that "Penguin paperback" was actually published under the Puffin imprint. So, yes, it would have only been Puffin up my library anyway. There IS such a thing as too much Common Sense. Paine of Separation? Yes.)

OTHER PECULIARITIES...

Writers from South America (and from all The Americas south of the Rio Grande) are listed with "latin american lit.".

Writers from The American South (post-1861) have been granted their right to secession and are listed not as "american lit." but as "southern lit.".

In a similar vanity, and in an effort to provoke the "Eire" of my peers, Irish wit is to be found in "irish lit." and not in "british lit.". If we cannot give Ireland back to the Irish, let's at least give the Irish back to Ireland.

APOLOGIES AND EXPLANATIONS
(RE: THE GRAPHIC CURRENTLY DISPLAYED ABOVE)


UPDATE-01-22-07
Please forgive the laughably ominous and sillily sinister graphic on this profile. I earnestly assure you that it was none of my doing. The "Illuminated Ones" have singled me out for some (probably Godforsaken) reason and this is their version of the urban street gang's spraypainted "tag". Sir Cyril had a few run-ins with the Bonesmen, but I do not believe that I inherited any of his adversaries. This is miching mallecho nonetheless.

UPDATE-01-31-07
Have availed myself of some expert assistance and have successfully deleted the heathen "high sign"...Mayhaps this will be the end of that.

UPDATE-02-14-07
It seems that I am someone's special someone...

I've never seen a heart so green.
Not even in an artichoke.
And it looks as if it is very near a stroke.
Gardening of the arteries is no joke.

UPDATE-02-15-07
"Adieu, thou fickle, pickled thing!"

I hope that its absence makes the heart grow fondrils.
As you can see, precautions are being taken against its return.

UPDATE-03-03-07
Geronimo! Geronimo! So nice of you to visit!

UPDATE-03-18-07
Alas, poor Yorick! I should have known him well enough to know that he would overstay his welcome.

UPDATE-03-19-07
An appeal was made, a deal was made. Details forthcoming.

UPDATE-07-05-07
As much as I treasure my privacy, I felt that fairness dictated the revelation of my countenance. It is not my most recent photo, but I look pretty much the same today.
There is, HOWEVER, a portrait locked in the attic...

UPDATE-07-31-07
To "conspire": to "breathe together"...in hell, ex hell...a bellows-blasted yellowed steam of foetor...mistic and malodorous...dampened by faint prayers...moistened by poisons unknown...wetted and abetted...a halitoxic hegemon of whispering shadows...a...well, I can't say I care much for it.

UPDATE-08-08-07
Innocence restored!

UPDATE-09-18-07
The third pig built his house of bricks...

UPDATE-10-10-07
The Road Not Taken

UPDATE-11-16-07
!@#$%&!

UPDATE-11-22-07
For fowl and fare, my thanks are there.

UPDATE-11-30-07
Who -or what- is carving up the bird? -Ask Adam Smith.

UPDATE-12-31-07
Felix sit annus novus!

UPDATE-01-16-08
And now, for something completely difficult to consider?
Google "Aleister Crowley Barbara Bush".

UPDATE-01-25-08
The horror! The horror! I cannot shake it...
-but THESE GUYS can!

UPDATE-01-29-73
This is what passed for cool back then.

UPDATE-02-24-08
Art d'Echo.

UPDATE-03-09-08
And the strugggle continues to this day...

UPDATE-03-14-08
Getting jiggy with it.

UPDATE-03-22-08
Hoorahs, hoorays, bouquets
to Lord 2K's 2K.

UPDATE-05-18-08
The latest number.

UPDATE-08-09-08
For those who missed this it's first time out:
A less-than-genial ology.

UPDATE-08-12-08
Minutiae

UPDATE-09-05-08
*Smashing, don't you think?
*I wrecken so.

UPDATE-11-01-08
For my independent friends:

Aways vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. -John Quincy Adams

If you boarded the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. -Dietrich Bonhoffer


UPDATE-11-12-08
I'll resign when the coffee cools down.

UPDATE-11-21-08
Poultrygeists!!!

UPDATE-12-23-08
Know well that this indeed occurred. Noel.

UPDATE-12-31-08
It's Twelve and Eight will turn to Nine.
You'll toot your horn and I'll toot mine.

UPDATE-01-24-09
Back cover mentions Nobel Prize quite proudly.
Front cover tells a different tale quite loudly.
It seems the folks at Signet were out to cast a big net.

UPDATE-02-17-09
54 and counting...

UPDATE-02-27-09
There is the known known,
the known unknown
and the fullblown threat.

UPDATE-03-17-09
Hibernian high-jinks.

UPDATE-04-08-09
There are few things as soothing as blue things.

UPDATE-11-24-09
The Ottoman Empire, 1918.

UPDATE-12-21-09
I grabbed a candy cane and laughed.
A man's wreath should exceed his graft.

UPDATE-01-01-10
(I had some words about last night that I thought deserved a shout,
But then they seemed so-oh-last-year by the time I wrote them out.)

UPDATE-01-18-10
Apologies to Arthur C. Clarke...

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GroupsEdward De Vere and The Shakespeare Authorship Mystery, Political Conservatives, Pro and Con, Ron Paul Revolution

Favorite authorsJorge Luis Borges, G. K. Chesterton, Philip K. Dick, Umberto Eco, Edward DeVere, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain (Shared favorites)

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LocationCastle KnickKnack, overlooking the Sahr Chasm

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceSep 10, 2006

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