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Tagsfiction (162), expeditions (70), travels (60), military history (59), WWII (52), Pacific (42), polar exploration (42), Antarctic (39), biography (36), science fiction (34) — see all tags

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About meLibrarian without portfolio, working in IT at a university library. Strong ties to BC, Ontario and Queensland. Always looking forward to the next book sale.

About my libraryCurrently collecting in: maritime and polar exploration; Arctic, Antarctic, and Pacific studies; and military history, especially Australian or those with local (Queensland) history connections. I have a fair few works in both general Australian history and modern fiction, and some in Latin-American literature and poetry. I like to read about others' travels, but not guidebooks or travelogues in general.

All items are print versions and most are kept in Brisbane. The "currently reading" collection does not include any library borrowing at all, only books I've purchased. I buy some current fantasy and sci-fi ebooks, but have not recorded them here yet.

GroupsAussie librarians, Australian LibraryThingers, Librarians who LibraryThing, Military History, Second World War History, South American Fiction-Argentine Writers

Favorite authorsJorge Luis Borges, Amitav Ghosh, Kate Grenville, Ernest Hemingway, China MiƩville, Haruki Murakami, Eric Newby, Annie Proulx, Neal Stephenson, Paul Theroux, Hunter S. Thompson, Tim Winton (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBent Books, BMV (Yonge-Eglinton), Boswell's Books, Coaldrakes Bookshop, Munro's Books, Re:Reading

Other favoritesUniversity of Queensland Alumni Book Fair, Lifeline Bookfest

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationBrisbane, QLD, Australia

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceAug 24, 2006

Currently readingThis sporting life by David Storey
From the edge : Australia's lost histories by Mark McKenna

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