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About meAt dray in the meta fields of the board.

Into total immersion luddism- the kind where you turn out all the lights and tell scary stories by the fire, not the kind where you dress up like the Burger King and go jousting.

I buy books compulsively but I’ve never bought one, not a single volume, that I didn’t think sometime, somewhere I would like to read it. This has led me to buy Invertebrate Embryology and a Jeeves book on the same day. I’ll read them both (if I live to be 1000), but chances are I’ve already done so with the Wodehouse and the text book is in storage. I read somewhat less compulsively.

About my libraryI’m moving a lot now, so most of my books are in storage. Most of everything is in storage. I do have what I call the ‘Traveling Library’ that I’ve been carting around for the past few years; that’s what I've entered.

I use my LT account to track what I've got on the shelves and where the books I've gotten rid of have gone, and why. I've outsourced my wish list to Amazon as the shopping cart.

I donate most of the fiction I read to Operation Paperback. Check it out- the idea of being stuck in east BF or on a ship with nothing to read gives me the willies. They also have special requests that help me thin my shelves when the stacks get too unwieldy.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, All the World's a Stage, Ancient History, Author Interviews: You ask the questions!, Board for Extreme Thing Advances, Books in 2025: The Future of the Book World, Books that made me think, Christianityshow all groups

Favorite authorsAristophanes, Kyril Bonfiglioli, Jonathan Carroll, Michael Chabon, John Collier, Edmund Crispin, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, A. R. Gurney, L. P. Hartley, Florence King, James Kirkwood, A. J. Liebling, St. Clair McKelway, Flannery O'Connor, George Orwell, Ovid, S. J. Perelman, J. B. Priestley, Amy Sedaris, David Sedaris, Tom Sharpe, Thorne Smith, John Waters, Evelyn Waugh, Donald E. Westlake, Angus Wilson, John Wyndham (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresCapitol Hill books, Riverby Books, Royal Oak Bookshop

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'Ring of Roses' is up for sale on Amazon now (paperback only; we don't have ebook rights). The proof of 'Our Lady of Pain' just arrived, and it'll be up for sale by the end of the month, also paperback only.
Oh, so you're the other person who reads R.Chetwynd-Hayes.
Thanks. We spend every Halloween in Vegas, and the great thing about this costume is that people spend time trying to figure out if it is a costume.
What a nice compliment. I've put yours on private watch as I've resolved to add no more libraries until I browse through the ones I've got, which no doubt I'll do about the same time I find missing covers, put recommendations on profile page, have a close look at LT wiki, etc. etc. Interesting collection of shared books we have.

Hey, you're not total immersion unless you weave your own coarse linen smocks by candlelight and have fewer than five teeth remaining. Having electric lights to turn out & recounting urban legends over a fire, lit no doubt with a match, is for wimps.
Yeah, it is a nice photo. Captions even better. Do you know this one: ?

Came here because I adored your post in Why Do You Read thread. Happy reading to you, which is my way of saying Keep reading, which is actually my way of saying, For god's sake keep reading--please, you must--your neighbours will thank you for it.
I love that picture of the cat and the book. Still makes me laugh.
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