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CollectionsYour library (3,578)

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TagseBook (155), 20th Cent. fiction (126), fantasy (123), English lit (98), children's lit (93), science fiction (86), mystery (76), comics (67), Read in 2010 (65), poetry (64) — see all tags

MediaNot set (52), Book (3,519), Paper Book (3,171), Audiobook (13), Ebook (115), Video Recording (1), DVD (1), Other (6), Map (2), Software (1)

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About meBook junkie. Reading omnivore.

About my library"Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?" he asked. "Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop."

"Books, books, books had found the secret of a garret-room piled high with cases in my father's name; Piled high, packed large, where, creeping in and out among the giant fossils of my past, like some small nimble mouse between the ribs of a mastodon, I nibbled here and there at this or that box, pulling through the gap, in heats of terror, haste, victorious joy, the first book first. And how I felt it beat under my pillow, in the morning's dark. An hour before the sun would let me read! My books!"
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Let us read and let us dance ... two amusements that will never do any harm to the world."

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
Jorge Luis Borges

READ IN 2018

The Crime Coast: A Benvenuto Brown Mystery (1931) - Elizabeth Gill
They Drew as They Pleased Vol.3: The Hidden Art of Disney's Late Golden Age (The 1940s-Part Two)(2017) - Didier Ghez
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (2018) - Michael Wolff
Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon (2010) - Nancy Atherton
Back Up (2018) - Paul Colize
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel(2018)- Alan Bradley
The Provincial Lady in America (1934) - E. M. Delafield
The Fevers of Reason: New and Selected Essays (2018) - Gerald Weissmann
The Haunted Bookshop (1919) - Christopher Morley
Parnassus on Wheels (1917) - Christopher Morley
A Shimmer of Hummingbirds: A Birder Murder Mystery(2017) - Steve Burrows
The Provincial Lady in Wartime (1940) - E. M. Delafield
Tom Tiddler's Ground (1941) - Ursula Orange
Bramton Wick (1952) - Elizabeth Fair
Mr. Pottermack's Oversight (1930)- R. Austin Freeman
A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership (2018)- James Comey
Landscape in Sunlight (1953) - Elizabeth Fair
A Night of Errors (1947) - Michael Innes
The Judge Hunter (2018) - Christopher Buckley
Somebody at the Door (1943)- Raymond Postgate
Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous(2018)- Christopher Bonanos
Fire in the Thatch: A Devon Mystery (1946)- E.C.R.Lorac
The Perfect Murder Case: A Ludovic Travers Mystery(1929)- Christopher Bush
Dictionary Stories: Short Fictions and Other Findings(2018)- Jez Burrows
The Case of the Monday Murders(1936)- Christopher Bush
Dancing Death(1931)- Christopher Bush
Dead Man Twice(1930)- Christopher Bush
Evenfield (1942)- Rachel Ferguson
Company in the Evening - (1944)- Ursula Orange
The Death of Truth - (2018)- Michiko Kakutani
Dead Man's Music (1931)- Christopher Bush
Montreal Noir (2017) - ed. John McFetridge & Jacques Filippi
Ahab's Return:or,The Last Voyage (2018)- Jeffrey Ford
Marrakech Noir (2018) - Yassin Adnan (Editor)
The Case of the Chinese Gong (1935)- Christopher Bush
Fear: Trump in the White House (2018)- Bob Woodward
The Case of the Dead Shepherd (1934)- Christopher Bush
These Truths: A History of the United States (2018)- Jill Lepore
The Case of the Green Felt Hat (1939) - Christopher Bush
Coffin,Scarcely Used(A Flaxborough Mystery)(1958)-Colin Watson
Bump in the Night(A Flaxborough Mystery)(1962)-Colin Watson

GroupsAmerican History, Bug Collectors, Canadian Bookworms, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Early Reviewers, Fine Press Forum, friends of Maugham, New York Review Books, Non-Fiction Readers, Rare, Old or Offbeatshow all groups

Favorite authorsChris Adrian, Eric Ambler, Kingsley Amis, John Banville, Nicola Barker, William Boyd, John Buchan, William S. Burroughs, A. S. Byatt, Raymond Chandler, Charles Dickens, Philip K. Dick, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Alexandre Dumas, William Gaddis, Graham Greene, Henry Green, Jim Harrison, Shirley Hazzard, Harry Mathews, Thomas McGuane, David Mitchell, Haruki Murakami, Thomas Pynchon, Raymond Queneau, Sir Walter Scott, W. G. Sebald, Tobias Smollett, Gertrude Stein, Laurence Sterne, Graham Swift, Angela Thirkell, Anthony Trollope, Jules Verne (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresThe Park Slope Community Bookstore

Favorite librariesBrooklyn Public Library - Park Slope


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Real nameAllan Bealy


Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceFeb 8, 2007

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