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Member: Sean191

CollectionsYour library (474), Wishlist (166), Currently reading (3), To read (17), Read but unowned (284), All collections (918)

Reviews348 reviews

Tagsfirst printing (115), signed (62), Read prior to 2000 (31), post 2000 (25), read prior to 1990 (20), Xanth (19), Read in mid '80s (16), first print (12), circa 1990 (10), Gris Grimly (9) — see all tags

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About meI love to read and I love to write. I can never find enough time to do either as much as I'd like.

My wife loves to read too, but doesn't get my passion for collecting books, so she's kind of banned from reading anything expensive I have since she tends to put things down wherever she gets distracted - wet kitchen counter, front porch, on the cat... etc.

Which leads me to my next point: I have a cat who thinks he's a dog. True story. I think. I can't read my cat's mind, but just taking a guess.

Space above for rent.

About my libraryI am going for total, brutal honesty here. I've listed any book I can remember ever reading - so there's stuff from pre-teen and teenage years along with more recent selections. That should make my library a pretty confusing mess for those trying to find a kindred spirit. The possible thought process of someone coming across my library: "Oh, this guy has a bunch of books similar to my deep, intellectual, meaningful library. Let me see what else he has... 'Walter the Farting Dog?'" Yes. And as a matter of fact, the book is hilarious...and that's not a good example since I read that as an adult.

Majority of my books are hardcover, most are first prints, many are signed. I may move away from signed unless I'm involved with getting them signed directly. I only send books to get signed if I intend to keep them. I think it's a lousy thing to have an author go through the trouble of signing if you intend to just profit off their efforts. My rating system is simple:

5 - One of my favorite books ever...probably only room for 5 to 10 of these...and I'll insist my friends and/or wife give it a shot.

4.5 - I'll rave about this book probably lend it to a friend, track down a first edition if I can afford it.

4 - Would recommend to others. Might re-read.

3 to 3.5 - Would likely read other books by this author and would recommend.

2 to 2.5 - Probably would not read another book by this author. Unlikely to recommend.

.5 to 1.5 = Probably shouldn't have seen the light of day and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, Rare, Old or Offbeat

Favorite authorsSherman Alexie, Mark Z. Danielewski, Tristan Egolf, Rainer Maria Rilke (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresNorthshire Bookstore

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationWest Pawlet, VT

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/Sean191 (profile)
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Member sinceMay 16, 2006

Currently readingStalking The Wild Asparagus by Euell Gibbons
Battle Royale: The Novel by Koushun Takami
The Terminal Beach by J. G. Ballard

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