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This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind by Ivan Doig
Coming into the Country by John McPhee
Brothers Keepers by Donald E. Westlake
The Pickwick Papers (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens
The Scramble For Africa by Thomas Pakenham
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain Library) by Mark Twain
Wasteland: Facsimile and Translation by T.S. Eliot
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TagsPaperback (363), Fiction (316), Hardback (282), Nonfiction (249), Biography (95), Folio Society (82), Great Read (80), American History (60), Western Literature (56), European History (46) — see all tags
About meI picked up the habit of reading as a child and never gave it up, fortunately or not. I make time to read every day, but of course, not all the books I have feasted on are in my library.
About my libraryLike everyone I have a pile of unreads. (you haven't eaten all the food in your kitchen either.) but except for reference works and books clearly tagged as "unread" I have read everything listed. Some books only once and others multiple times.
Favorite authorsJohn le Carré, Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Ivan Doig, Henry Fielding, Thomas Flanagan, Shelby Foote, Rudyard Kipling, John McPhee, H. V. Morton, Patrick O'Brian, George Orwell, V. S. Pritchett, Dorothy L. Sayers, Wallace Stegner, A. J. P. Taylor, Sigrid Undset, Virgil, Donald E. Westlake, Gahan Wilson, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)
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Member sinceJan 4, 2006
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