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About meMathematician. Classicist. Entrepreneur. Art collector.
About my libraryAreas include language and literature. Many of our books relate to our other collecting interests, such as African and Gandharan art and Chinese furniture. Some books come close to forming collections in their own right, such as vegetarian cookbooks from around the world.
GroupsAlexander the Great, Anarchism, Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts, Ancient China, Ancient Egypt, Ancient History, Art Books, Art History, Beat-itific, Beowulf —show all groups, Bible Collectors, Board for Extreme Thing Advances, Bostonians, Brazilian Music, Bug Collectors, Catholic Tradition, Cookbookers, Coptic, CueCat questions and help, Dictionaries, Dictionaries & other reference books, Doctor Who, Dog Blessed, Esperanto!, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, In the Original, Japanese Culture, Language, Learning Arabic, Legacy Libraries, LibraryThing en français, LibraryThing in German, LibraryThing in Portuguese (Brazilian), Lingua Latina, Literature in Portuguese, Mahābhārata Anyone?, Maps and Atlases, Mathematics, Middle Eastern Literature, Open Source / Volunteer for LibraryThing, PalmThing for LibraryThing, Purely Programmers, Pynchon Pandæmonium, Rare, Old or Offbeat, Reading Globally, ReJoyce, Romance Languages, Schemers and Lispers, Shakespeare, Shona Art, Syriac: ܠܫܢܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ, T.S. Eliot, The Chapel of the Abyss, The Colbert Nation, The Drones Club (all things P.G. Wodehouse), The Middle East, The Turk's Head, Too Obscure, Translating LibraryThing? (General Talk), USERS FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, Vegetarians and vegans, Wir Philologen, Zoroastrianism
Favorite authorsJorge Luis Borges, Richard Burton, James George Frazer, John Gerard, Edward Gibbon, Henry James, James Joyce, Hugh Kenner, Athanasius Kircher, Ronald Knox, Pliny, Plutarch, Ezra Pound, Thomas Pynchon, Herbert Read, Gertrude Stein, Laurence Sterne, Oscar Wilde, P. G. Wodehouse, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresAvenue Victor Hugo, Boston Book Annex, Brattle Book Shop, McIntyre and Moore Booksellers, New England Mobile Book Fair, Raven Used Books, Rodney's Bookstore, Schoenhof's Foreign Books
Other favoritesBoston College
Real nameMike McMahon
LocationSan Francisco, CA, USA
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceOct 2, 2005
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