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About meI work in a library. For me, that's akin to being an alcoholic, and working in a liquor store.

I believe the WHITE CHOCOLATE MACADAMIA NUT COOKIE to be the crowning achievement of western civilization, and dare anyone to prove otherwise.

I've managed to make it to ripe middle age without ever having accomplished a single thing of import. No mean feat, I can assure you.

Currently, I have two priorities in my life:
Priority No. 1: making my daughter laugh until she pees herself
Priority No. 2: making sure I get enough fiber



About my libraryThere is a wide variety of subjects that interest me: ancient rome, boatbuilding, cryptography, languages, evolution, etc... My wife refers to me as a butterfly. No, not for my beautiful, graceful wings; but for my inability to maintain my interest in any one subject for a substantial length of time. I'm constantly fluttering around from one subject to the next, sampling the nectar from each. But is that so bad?

The only problem I would admit to having is acquiring books faster than I can read them; which has resulted in about half of the books in my library having yet to be read. And then I'm always checking books out from the library, and reading them, which exacerbates the problem. If I could only stop acquiring more books, until I've had a chance to read some of what I already have!

GroupsThe Gin & Tonics

Favorite authorsSaul Bellow, Jorge Luis Borges, Albert Camus, Fyodor Dostoevsky, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, William Gaddis, William H. Gass, Hermann Hesse, James Joyce, Thomas Mann, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ezra Pound, Thomas Pynchon, Philip Roth, Jean-Paul Sartre, David Sedaris, Seneca, William Shakespeare, John Steinbeck, Neal Stephenson, Mark Twain, David Foster Wallace, Peter Weissman (Shared favorites)

Favorite publishersNYRB Classics

Homepagehttp://beelzebubbascorner.blogspot.com/

Real nameBeel Z. Bubba

LocationAustin, TX

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceAug 9, 2008

Currently readingUnderworld by Don DeLillo
Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner

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Franken-finger strikes again!
So Oliphant Smeaton was a pathetic little man was he? Sounds like it. An annoying pathetic little man. Nothing worse than an editor who wants to be seen as important (or maybe more important) as the book he edits. And thanks for the thoughts--even six months out!
That Textermination looks like a great find. Characters from novels throughout history meet at a literary conference?

How did you hear about Christine Brooke-Rose? I am off to learn more about her.
I was off on Monday and spent about two hours inside The Book Alley, and there was a three volume, Modern Library set of The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire for only $40. I thought of you and I was tempted, but didn't bite, as I've been more interested of late collecting the arcana of William Sansom, Wyndham Lewis & John Cowper Powys. I don't think William Gaddis will be very happy to hear what you had to say about him. That was the most lopsided Finals in history, w/the Spurs average margin of victory 14 points. Was awesome to watch.
Only a true Texan can take "damn" and turn it into two syllables. Well, come Sunday evening, I expect the Spurs will be joining the Kings as Champions of the Universe. It show is a datum good time to be a sports fan.

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