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CollectionsYour library (1,269), 2015 (11), To read (353), Read but unowned (65), Currently reading (2), All collections (1,337)

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TagsStorageUSA (475), recipes (67), plays (39), food writing (37), typography (15), knitting (13), ukulele (9), SF (8), Darwiniana (6), funny (5) — see all tags

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About meI’m a museum curator in charge of mostly moa bones. I like the ukulele, drawing, and teaching blokes to knit.

About my libraryMy books are pretty much split between modern fiction, design/typography, very random non-fiction, and cooking. Currently 475 of them are packed into exactly fifteen 10" x 12" x 15" boxes, each weighing between 35 and 40 pounds. That's 15.6 cubic feet, and about 560 pounds (or 250 kg) of books total. So an average book of mine weighs 1 lb 2 oz. Who knew?

When reunited, they'll take up 20 Lundia shelves, which will be a whole wall of my apartment. Looking forward to having them all in one place, the first time since I went overseas in 1999.

GroupsNew Zealand Thingamabrarians


Favorite bookstoresClassics and Suchlike Books, Hard To Find Books (Onehunga), Scarthin Books, The Regulator Bookshop, Time Out Bookstore

Favorite librariesAuckland Central City Library, Duke University Libraries - Lilly Library


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Real nameMike

LocationWhanganui, New Zealand

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Member sinceAug 16, 2006

Currently readingThe Inner Bird: Anatomy and Evolution by Gary W. Kaiser
Ecosanctuaries: Communities building a future for New Zealand's threatened ecologies by Diane Campbell-Hunt

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