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Member: Nycticebus

CollectionsYour library (1,265), Kindle (39), Wishlist (10), Currently reading (4), To read (14), Read but unowned (195), All collections (1,513)

Reviews28 reviews

Tagsowned (1,140), L (369), southeast asia (182), south asia (136), Japan (81), emu (80), minangkabau (52), prepub (43), food (39), archivy (35) — see all tags

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Recommendations2 recommendations

About meAnthropologist and Librarian

About my library
My collection here is a combination of books owned and books I've read recently enough to remember (borrowed from various non-virtual libraries). Those tagged "L" belong to my spouse's collection, which is much larger than mine. Of those owned by my spouse, I have included only those that I have read or would have owned if they weren't readily available through the convenience of matrimony.

Feel free to let me know if there is something I should clean up in my catalog data.

GroupsAsian Fiction & Non-Fiction, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Bikes and Bicycles, Cycles, Cyclists and Bikers, Birds, Birding & Books, Japanese Culture, Librarians who LibraryThing, Project Gutenberg Readers, Readers Without Borders, Reading Globally

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Member sinceDec 9, 2006

Currently readingJuniper fuse : upper paleolithic imagination & the construction of the underworld by Clayton Eshleman
The social development of English Quakerism, 1655-1755 by Richard T. Vann
Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook: A Practical Guide for Individual, Group, or Classroom Study (Nonviolent Communication Guides) by Lucy Leu
A concise history of Switzerland by Clive H. Church

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:) Getting closer. In NJ this weekend. I'll have time this coming week to get started...thx for the poke!
Hey Nyctebus (expect that to be my only attempt at an accurate spelling),

Thanks for your kind words on my posts. I've written a few times on the glory of the food-and-drink environs in Japan; it's so very pleasant.

My reading in recent years had diminished greatly but with the acquisition of a fabulous reading chair I'm managing now to put away 3 or 4 a month. Whether a book is appealing or not, It's a glorious feeling to see the "to do" pile diminish even just little. It's been so long since I read any fiction that wasn't Japanese in translation, I hardly now where to go for any other writers. Just as well.

-- Gerry
P.S. I'm intrigued by your books tagged "Japan". Oddly, you and I share only 2 books out of our large collections. I have a number of children's picture books in Japanese that I picked up over there last year -- it was my first trip to Japan. My husband and I took Japanese lessons for a year leading up to the trip! He travels there a few times a year on business.
Well, if that was a rant, it was very polite and civilized, and not at all defensive. Not that I'm biased, or anything!

As for headphones...

Thanks for the link to the Austrian radio station. As you guessed - I rarely tune away from 2MBS. Some people dislike the "unprofessional"-sounding announcers (though many do sound very professional), but after a while one gets used to this and begins to appreciate various individual announcers' very human quirks.


Maybe this will work!
*Meow* Thank you for your kind suggestions. I hope you don't mind if I nap on one of your library shelves. *Purrrrrrr*
Dear Nycticebus,

I saw your comment on the tea group so I came and had a look at your profile. I see we only share 8 books, but they are books which I think to be a more accurate sample reflecting my interests than the Harry Potter, Narnia and similar books which are peripheral to my library but which I share with almost everyone.

Evans-Pritchard is a classic. I had the privilege of living amongst the Nuer people 40 years later, and much of his description of day to day life was as true in the early 1980s as it was in the 1940s. Sadly war has changed much of that now. Where there is no doctor is a different type of classic - my copy is well-thumbed with use.

Are we by any chance related? ;-)
Welcome to LT! Thanks for joining the "Reading Globally" group. The more the merrier!

Personally, I let yourself have the biscuit with tea. You among many, including myself, who have simply shelves and shelves (or is that rooms and rooms) yet to catalog.

And that "flip through" is really dangerously wonderful, isn't it? I found myself thinking about a book I may have read so long ago and how life has changed since then, or remembering why I found a certain book that I still may not have read...and so on. It does slow down the process.

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