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CollectionsSound recording (731), Moving image recording (131), History (9), Mystery (4), Your library (4,663), Currently reading (2), To read (50), Read but unowned (2), 17th century (1), Civil War (2), Early Republic (3), All collections (4,665)

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TagsLiterary work (2,325), 20th century literature (2,082), Book (1,897), Science fiction (1,544), Single issue (1,373), Non-fiction (1,365), Literary periodical (1,280), Science fiction periodical (1,166), Paperback (999), Hardcover (894) — see all tags

MediaNot set (1,533), Book (2,879), Paper Book (1,275), Sound Recording (152), CD sound recording (1), Video Recording (99), VHS (1), Other (2), Printed music (1)

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About meYeah, I am a librarian. One of the things you wind up doing when you have a history degree and you really don't want to teach. I work in a major library in an unidentified East Coast city. I have gotten to meet Abby in person.

Last ten books read:

New piles to read:

March 2008
Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln / Doris Kearns Goodwin (Lincoln, 2005)
Personal memoirs / Ulysses S. Grant (1999, c1885)
The Aeneid / Virgil ; translation by Robert Fagles (2006)
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain (1992, c1884)

August 2008
Sacred games / Vikram Chandra (mystery, 2007, c2006)
Five novels of the 1960s & 70s / Philip K. Dick (science fiction, c2008)

September 2008
The ruling class of Judaea : the origins of the Jewish Revolt against Rome A.D. 66-70 / Martin Goodman (ancient history, 1993, c1987)
The flourishing of Jewish sects in the Maccabean era : an interpretation / Albert T. Baumgarten (c1997)
The best poor man's country : early southeastern Pennsylvania (American colonial history, 2002, c1972)
The maritime history of Massachusetts, 1763-1860 / Samuel Eliot Morison (American history, 1961, c1921)
The education of Henry Adams : an autobiography / Henry Adams (1961, c1918)
The big sky / A.B. Guthrie, Jr. (novel, 1965, c1947)

October 2008
Killing time : a novel of the future / Caleb Carr (science fiction/mystery, 2000)
Murder in the Marais / Cara Black (mystery, 1999)
Lincoln President-Elect : Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter, 1860-1861 / Harold Holzer (Civil War, 2008)

November 2008
Mohammed and Charlesmagne / Henri Pirenne (Medieval history, 2001, c1954)
Life and work in medieval Europe / P. Boissonnade (Medieval history, 2002, c1927)
Castles : their construction and history / Sidney Toy 1985, c1939)
Old Philadelphia in early photographs, 1839-1914 / Robert F. Looney (c1976)
The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 : a photographic record / with text by Stanley Appelbaum (c1980)
American World War I posters : 24 cards / James Montgomery Flagg and others (c2003)
The angel of darkness / Caleb Carr (c1997, novel)
The march : a novel / E.L. Doctorow (c2005, Civil War novel)
A conspiracy of paper : a novel / David Liss (c2000, mystery)
The heaven tree trilogy / Edith Pargeter (1993, historical novels)

December 2008
Napoleon's wars : an international history, 1803-1815 / Charles Esdaile (military history, 2008, c2007)
Waking giant : America in the age of Jackson / David S. Reynolds (American history, 2008)
The whiskey rebels : a novel / David Liss (historical novel, 2008)
Jesus the Wicked Priest / Marvin Vining (Jesus as "The Wicked Priest" of the Dead Sea Scrolls, 2008)

New Music
Hot tamale baby / Marcia Ball (1986)
Keb' Mo' / Keb' Mo' (1994)
Beyond good and evil / Matt Haviland (jazz, 2006)
Momofuku / Elvis Costello and the Imposters (2008)
Rockferry / Duffy (2008)

New Movies
Children of paradise (1945 French film)

About my libraryOkay, I'm one of the persons who has added non-book items. The breakdown is:

Actual real live books: 1860
Serial titles: 62
Single issues: 1373
Indexed entries: 464
Moving image recordings (VHS, DVD): 130
Sound recordings: 724

Ranking

September 16, 2006: # 500 with 1409 @ 9:47 AM
March 27, 2007: # 117 with 4096 entries @ 1:47 PM
September 21, 2008: # 258 with 4616 entries @ 12:08 AM

GroupsAmerican Civil War, Ancient History, Biblical History, Board for Extreme Thing Advances, Bug Collectors, Build the Open Shelves Classification, Combiners!, Fans of Russian authors, Genealogy@LT, Historical Mysteriesshow all groups

Favorite authorsPaul Auster, Mikhail Bulgakov, Joseph Conrad, Elvis Costello, Lindsey Davis, John Putnam Demos, John Fowles, William W. Freehling, Joan Hess, Christopher Hill, John P. Meier, D. W. Meinig, Van Morrison, Mark D. Nanos, Gary B. Nash, Iain Pears, Ellis Peters, Patti Smith, Steeleye Span, The Kinks, Mark Twain (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Fifth Ave, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Nanuet, Posman Books @ GCT

Favorite librariesNew York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Nyack Public Library

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Member sinceJun 26, 2006

Currently readingThe Day Wall Street exploded : a story of America in its first age of terror / Beverly Gage by Beverly Gage
Year of meteors : Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the election that brought on the Civil War / Douglas R. Egerton by Douglas R. Egerton

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