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About meRetired Oracle and SQL Server DBA and Java, Python, shell, Perl, C++, C, Modula-2, Pascal, FORTRAN, AED, Algol-60, MAD programmer.
About my libraryMy library is best described by a Feynman diagram: it is surrounded by a cloud of virtual books. Some are tagged 'borrowed from library' or 'get this'. Some have been annihilated: they are tagged 'deaccessioned' or 'discarded'. Some are bosons: they are tagged 'dup'. Also see those tagged 'moochable' or 'for sale on half.com'.
"In Chymicis versanti Natura, Ratio, Experientia et lectio, sint Dux, scipio, perspicilia et lampas." -- Michael Maier, Atalanta Fugiens Fuga XLII
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Favorite authorsPeter Ackroyd, Charles Addams, Matsuo Bashō, Jorge Luis Borges, Eleanor Cameron, Gregory J. Chaitin, Raymond Chandler, Joseph Conrad, H. S. M. Coxeter, Theodore Dalrymple, Edwidge Danticat, Charles Darwin, Erasmus Darwin, Daniel Defoe, Samuel R. Delany, John Derbyshire, Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs, John Dunning, Lord Dunsany, M. C. Escher, Willard R. Espy, Richard P. Feynman, Jasper Fforde, Jeffrey Ford, Benjamin Franklin, Martin Gardner, Edward Gibbon, Robert van Gulik, Dashiell Hammett, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Zenna Henderson, Christopher Hitchens, Matthew Hughes, Johan Huizinga, Thomas Henry Huxley, Max Jammer, S. T. Joshi, Friedrich von Junzt, Franz Kafka, Michio Kaku, Desmond King-Hele, Tessa Kiros, Donald Ervin Knuth, Wangari Maathai, Michael Maier, H. L. Mencken, Robert K. Merton, China Miéville, Hope Mirrlees, Richard Mitchell, Hayao Miyazaki, Barry Moser, Eadweard Muybridge, Thomas Nashe, Joseph Needham, Charles Nicholl, Joe Nickell, Hesketh Pearson, Edgar Allan Poe, George Pólya, William Hickling Prescott, John L. Ruth, Dr. Seuss, William Shakespeare, Bob Shaw, Charles Stross, Amy H. Sturgis, Jonathan Swift, Raymond Tallis, D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Silvanus P. Thompson, R. Gordon Wasson, Robert J. White, Gene Wolfe, Austin Tappan Wright (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresAreopagitica Books, Big Jar Book Store & Cafe, Book Trader, Half Price Books - North High, Robin's Book Store Inc--closed 2012 :(, The Cranbury Bookworm, The Next Page, Whodunit?, Wolfgang Books
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
LocationLansdale, PA 19446, USA
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceJun 27, 2006
Currently readingThe incredible shrinking Son of Man : how reliable is the Gospel tradition? by Robert M. Price
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