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Member: bherner

CollectionsAbandoned (11), Your library (664), Currently reading (3), All collections (678)

Reviews63 reviews

Tagsfiction (214), classics (41), WWII (38), YA Fiction (37), kindle (31), Africa (24), nature (23), memoir (16), travel (14), science fiction (13) — see all tags

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About meReader, kayaker, bird watcher, political junky, 40s, long-term relationship (we figure we'll get married when gays/lesbians finally can too).

Two stories to illustrate my long-term and hopeless addition to reading:

1. When I was a kid, I would get to reading and tune out the world. My family discovered that if they told me dinner was ready, there was no response. If they announced 'Salad!', however, I would come running. Not sure if the reading, or the fact that I like a good green salad so much I was willing to interrupt my book makes me the more eccentric.

2. When my grandparents retired to South Carolina, all the uncles/aunts/cousins helped them move. Once the grandparents were installed in the new house, we spent a few days exploring the area. One day, I was in the camper reading and the entire clan (15-20 people) left to go sightseeing. I never realized they were gone until they came back looking for me a half hour later.

About my libraryI started keeping track of the books I read at the beginning of 2003. My 'library' here is only those books (they don't actually reside on my shelves as they have been donated to the local library). My actual library consists of many field guides and a bunch of books waiting-to-be-read. I'm not much of a book collector. Once I read the book, I generally donate it to the library or give it to a friend.

I didn't worry about which edition I read, just picked the first one on the list when I searched.

Groups12.1 Gizrats, GSLISers @ UofI, Librarians who LibraryThing

LocationChicago suburbs

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Member sinceSep 30, 2006

Currently readingLawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scott Anderson
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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Wow, Brian, I am inspired by your tags! I've got to get going on mine...I think I'm hampered by my library mentality. I need to loosen up and tag away!
Hey Brian -- I'm so glad that you and others sent me messages b/c I was looking around trying to figure out how to do it and I'm sure I'm looking right at it but I don't see it. Oh well. I'm sure it has nothing to do w/the fact that I'm up at 1:30. Anyway, I'm packing for the drive south tomorrow. If I don't see you before, I'll see you back in 126 on Saturday.
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Great profile. Kudos to you.
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