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CollectionsWithdrawn unread April 2015 (36), Withdrawn unread March 2015 (42), Read in 2015 (57), Audio books (11), Books I Wanted to Throw Across the Room (BIWTAR) (4), Comic Books (12), Cook Books (3), Crime and the Law (30), Cultures (69), eBooks (1,673), Economics (34), Essays and Reportage (109), Film and Television Scripts (10), Games (89), Gaspers (818), History (167), Horror (167), Humor (45), IT (12), Lit (521), Locked Case (27), Lives (183), Military (29), Monologues and Rants (15), Morning Glory (54), Mythology (9), Numeric Philosophy (23), Philosophy (5), Plays (79), Portuguese (2), Putting Asses in Seats (77), Read but unowned (57), Read 2010 (125), Read 2011 (46), Read in 2012 (59), Read in 2013 (56), Read 2014 (65), Reference (45), Religion (13), Science Fiction Double Feature (38), Science Writing (93), Theaters (23), Travel Writing (23), Urban Development (16), Withdrawn (120), Withdrawn OP (355), Withdrawn Unread/Duplicate OP (205), Withdrawn Unread (14), Words, words, words (43), Your library (4,479), All collections (5,431)

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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 Wahoo 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!, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Bestsellers over the Years, Board for Extreme Thing Advances, Books in 2025: The Future of the Book Worldshow all groups

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


Favorite bookstoresCapitol Hill books, Riverby Books, Royal Oak Bookshop

Favorite listsBest Books Set in Boarding Schools, Best Horror Books, Books That Will Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat, Cheesy mysteries and odd lots!, Exceptional thrillers that deserve a wider audience


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