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The Pickwick Papers (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens
Thirteen days; a memoir of the Cuban missile crisis by Robert F. Kennedy
The landmark Herodotus : the histories by Herodotus.
Uncommon Carriers by John McPhee
Mr. Mulliner Omnibus by P.G. Wodehouse
Dreamers: On the Trail of the Nez Perce by Martin Stadius
The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy by Jacob Burckhardt
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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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