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About meRailroader and Minnesota chauvinist. Lover of cats, stars, trains, books, backroads, northern lights, liberal crusaders, the New Yorker, coffee, tin roof sundaes, truck stop cuisine, great lakes ships, good used bookstores and sixties folk rock. Older than I want to admit. Married. Lost faith a while back...it's hard to be a liberal Catholic. Hate most books forced upon one by English teachers. Also, for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows release party, I was the conductor on Hogwarts Express when a retail bookstore actual chartered a train for that crucial midnight for the release of book 7.
About my libraryBought at spare moments from too many library booksales and used bookstores discovered during a life filed with work related travel. Lots of books about trains, Minnesota, American history, the frontier, science for lay people, Catholicism, and Hassler and Hillerman and Douglas Adams. Many more books to post here, but that impinges on my reading time.
Groups50 Book Challenge, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Cats, books, life is good., Hogwarts Express, Librarything Railroad (The LTR), Mensans of LibraryThing, MinnesotaThings, Non-Fiction Readers, Progressive & Liberal!, What Are You Reading Now?
Favorite authorsAntoine de Saint-Exupéry, Annie Dillard, Jon Hassler, Tony Hillerman, Don L. Hofsommer, Stewart H. Holbrook, P. D. James, David McCullough, John McPhee, Chaim Potok, John Steinbeck, Barbara W. Tuchman, Donald E. Westlake (Shared favorites)
Real nameDavid Umhauer
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceJul 14, 2006
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