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Member: blakefraina

CollectionsYour library (2,035)

Reviews145 reviews

TagsGay (240), Cooking (168), Fantasy (63), Vegetarian (62), Short Fiction (49), Art (35), Lesbian (34), YA (32), Rock (28), Travel (27) — see all tags

MediaNot set (3), Book (2,030), Paper Book (1,982), Audiobook (13), Ebook (3), Other (2), Printed music (1)

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About meI am the author of King of Cats, a novel about a gay rock musician living on New York's Lower East Side.

About my libraryI am an obsessive collector of books. My library skews toward LGBT fiction and cookbooks (a good many vegetarian). I also enjoy literary fiction in general and, as I'm a huge anglophile, contemporary British writers in particular. In addition, I am a fan of several illustrators and artists - M.C. Escher, Edward Gorey, Balthus, Varga, Ralph Steadman, Michael Hague, Arthur Rackham - those last two being responsible for the plethora of children's books on the list.

I would say that I've read only about 20% of what I own thus far. Most of my collection was purchased at thrift stores, library "book nook" sales or secondhand book shops. I am initially attracted to a book by its cover or spine (artwork, fonts, graphics), but good reviews are what usually convince me to buy. And I'm always a sucker for a Booker Prize winner [or shortlister].

I'm an atheist so the myriad religious/spiritual volumes are for research and reference purposes only. Although, as a sometime practitioner of yoga, I am sincerely interested in the meditation aspect of Buddhism.

GroupsEarly Reviewers, Gay Men, Livejournalers, Queer and Trans Lit

Favorite authorsJonathan Carroll, Jim Grimsley, Maria McCann, Eric McCormack, Tim O'Brien, Marilynne Robinson (Shared favorites)


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Real nameBlake Fraina

LocationConnecticut, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/blakefraina (profile)
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Member sinceJan 31, 2007

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