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Member: Michael_P

CollectionsYour library (1,581), Currently reading (1), All collections (1,581)

Reviews39 reviews

Tagsnot read (536), series (473), fantasy (306), science fiction (274), reference (247), shared universe (189), American (171), St. Charles County Library District Friends of the Library book fair (140), book fair (133), horror (125) — see all tags

MediaBook (1,576), Paper Book (1,543), Audiobook (1), Ebook (16), Other (5)

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About me"So many books, so little time."
I am a LibraryThing Purist - these are only books that I own.


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About my library"...The rest, with very little exaggeration, was books. Meant-to-be-picked-up books. Permanently-left-behind books. Uncertain-what-to-do-with books. But books, books. Tall cases lined three walls of the room, filled to and beyond capacity. The overflow had been piled in stacks on the floor. There was little space left for walking, and none whatever for pacing."
- "Franny and Zooey" J.D. Salinger



Just to give you an idea of my shelf situation:
- I have six bookcases in my den/study/computer room. Four of them nearly touch the ceiling. The other two are approximately five-feet high.
- I have three bookcases in the spare bedroom. Two nearly touch the ceiling, while the third is slightly higher than waist high (three shelves).
- In the bedroom, I have two bookcases that consist of only two shelves each.
- In the living room, I have one bookcase, shoulder-high with three shelves.
- In the downstairs spare room, I have a twin of the bookcase in the living room.
- Through-out the rest of the house, books are just randomly stacked, i.e., "Hey, there's a clear spot! Put them there!"

Initially my problem was running out of shelf space. Now my problem is that I'm running out of wall space to put new bookcases. I need to buy a bigger house.

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GroupsAsian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Banned Books, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Books on Books, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, FantasyFans, Forgotten Realms Fans, Happy Heathens, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, Japanese Cultureshow all groups

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, T. S. Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Frank Herbert, Brian Hodge, Stephen King, D. H. Lawrence, H. P. Lovecraft, Sylvia Plath, Mickey Spillane, Peter Straub, J. R. R. Tolkien, Margaret Weis, William Butler Yeats (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Mid Rivers, Borders - St. Peters

Favorite librariesSt Charles City-County Library Middendorf-Kredell Branch, St. Louis Public Library - Central Express


MembershipER. LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationSt. Peters, Missouri

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMar 12, 2007

Currently readingThank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas L. Friedman

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