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Member: belgrade18

CollectionsYour library (940), Currently reading (1), All collections (940)

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Tagsfiction (284), history (235), 20th century (229), 19th century (154), America (123), travel (96), England (93), 18th century (88), history of medicine (85), rare books (68) — see all tags

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About meRare book librarian, interested in history (especially history of medicine and science), ancient history (especially Greek), and quakerism. Also interested in 19th- and 20th-century fiction; trying to read the modern library list of 100 best novels of the 20th century, but keep getting distracted by other interesting fiction, new and old.

About my libraryI have read a lot more than is presented in my library; I go through my shelves every year or so and cull out the mediocre stuff and sell it or give it away.

Groups50 Book Challenge, Ancient History, Flash-Mob Cataloging, Food History, Historical Fiction, History of Science/Technology/Medicine, History: On learning from and writing history, Librarians who LibraryThing, Medicine, Quakerly readersshow all groups

Favorite authorsGiacomo Girolamo Casanova, Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Nava, George Orwell, Anthony Powell, Leo Tolstoy, Anthony Trollope (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBooks for America Used Bookstore, Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, Kulturas Secondhand Books, Second Story Books, The Lantern - Bryn Mawr Bookstore

Homepagehttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/north.html

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Real nameMichael N

LocationWashington, DC

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Member sinceNov 16, 2007

Currently readingA Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube (New York Review Books Classics) by Patrick Leigh Fermor

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Heigh ho, me hearty! I see you have a copy of “A Pirate of Exquisite Mind” in your library. The Highly-Rated Book Group is boarding the Pirate Ship of William Dampier and heading off into the high seas for a rollicking Buccaneering Adventure in the wild blue yonder. We are splicing the main brace and trimming the sails to set off with the tide on 3rd November 2008. So don’t be a landlubber, come and swash some buckles by climbing on board at:

http://www.librarything.com/groups/apirateofexquisitemi

-TT
I just finished Love is the hardest lesson by Margaret Bacon. I see that we share that book. I think it ended too soon. There was such tension between Margaret's and Allen's worldviews. I wanted to know how they dealt with this over the years of their marriage. KathEich
JOSEPH, OREGON IS MY FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH.

It deserved allcaps.

Have you visited your sister there? My dream is to retire in Joseph someday. Well, Joseph, Enterprise, even Lostine -- any of those little towns near the Wallowa Mountains. I was just there for a vacation before Thanksgiving and loved every minute of it.

I'll take Dance to the Music of Time with me and just read it all the way through, then start back at the beginning. Have you read anything else by Powell? I would like to, but I never find anything when browsing and never remember to look on line.

I'm working on the Radcliffe list now. There's a lot of overlap.

My, I'm in a chatty mood, apparently. Time to turn off the laptop and get ready for Christmas parties.

Have a good weekend.
Michael -- Nice to see another Anthony Powell fan on LT. There aren't that many of us.

Good luck with the Modern Library list. I adopted it when it came out in 1999, gave myself credit for the 30 or so I had read up to that point, and tried to read about one a month ever since then. My biggest accomplishment of 2007 is that I finally finished all the books on the list! Finnegans Wake almost killed me, but I am pleased as Punch to be done.

When did you undertake the goal? How far along are you?
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