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About meWalter Mosley, speaking through Easy Rawlins,(one of my favorite fiction characters- I grew up in So. Central LA and still remember most of the locations mentioned in the novels) noted that folks of modest means don't have the option of being specialists. This along with a lifelong love of learning and reading had something to do with my being a Family Physician. The generalist bent also resulted in my being a woodworker/carpenter, photographer, bicyclist and gym rat as well.

About my libraryA peripatetic life until about 20 years ago when I finally married and settled down means many of the books I read in high school and as an undergraduate are not in our home library. My books reflect the above mentioned interests as well as history, film, music and fiction. Only a few medicine texts as most of my job related reading is on-line. I don't have the time or energy to catalog my wife's books- she has twice the number of books I have. She has a large cookbook, art and fiction collection.

Groups50 Book Challenge, Bikes and Bicycles, Cycles, Cyclists and Bikers, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Bookstore Tourism, Cats, books, life is good., Infinite Jesters

Favorite authorsMartin Buber, John Irving, Milan Kundera, Walter Mosley, Walker Percy, William Shakespeare, David Foster Wallace (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresCity Lights Books, Hennessey + Ingalls - Art & Architecture Books, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Shakespeare and Company (Paris), The Book Bin, The Last Bookstore

Homepagehttp://smortegav.blogspot.com

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LocationSalem, OR

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Member sinceDec 29, 2014

Currently readingThe Stanley Kubrick Archives by Alison Castle
A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain
I Am Spartacus!: Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist by Kirk Douglas
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