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The Earthsea trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin
A John Graves reader by John Graves
The portable Chekhov by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Silk shading by Sarah Homfray
McGuffey's fifth eclectic reader by William Holmes McGuffey
Fire and water : a life of Peter the Great by Alex De Jonge
The Cossacks and The raid by graf Leo Tolstoy
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About meI’m a technical support analyst employed by an Enormous Computer Company. I also moonlight at a local ethnic gift shop. At one time or another, I’ve been a bureaucrat, bassist, photographer, writer, bus driver, revenuer, usher, drummer, secretary, librarian’s assistant, disk jockey, book scout, movie projectionist, cemetery researcher, roadie, book dealer, yard-saler, jake-leg home DIYer . . . . I’ve a degree in English and a huge miscellany of information on a preposterous number of subjects with which I come out at random, to the astonishment and occasional edification of my acquaintance. I enjoy being mildly eccentric and curmudgeonly, I love traditional and Celtic music, and am a storyteller by disposition. I amuse myself by reading mysteries, some mainstream fiction, some fantasy, biography and history; haunt yard sales for bargains which I re-sell on eBay; work on my home and garden; do counted cross-stitch; collect Texana; do experimental cookery.
About my libraryI grew up in a house that had a couple of thousand books in it. I also had the run of a good small-town library, where my mother just celebrated her fiftieth year as director. My wife grew up in a house with many more books than my house had; she claims 4,000. And now, thanks to LT, I know exactly how many are in our house (see above) and what they are.
Favorite authorsEdmund Crispin, Robertson Davies, John Graves, A. C. Greene, Leon Hale, Walt Kelly, W. P. Kinsella, Eric Kraft, Larry McMurtry, Spike Milligan, T.R. Pearson, Terry Pratchett, Gertrude Stein, Rex Stout, E. B. White (Shared favorites)
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