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CollectionsYour library (530)

Reviews259 reviews

Tagscontemporary fiction (142), non-fiction (95), Western New York (78), regional history (56), relationships (53), Buffalo (53), crime (46), business (44), politics (42), classic (40) — see all tags

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About meNewspaper reporter (general assignment reporter who writes articles for print editions and produces videos for www.buffalonews.com.) Spent 26 years covering municipal government for print and broadcast. Former business/financial reporter.
Communications instructor (teaches basic media writing, public speaking and other communications courses.)
Founder and president of Western New York Wares Inc., a small publishing firm that markets non-fiction works about the Buffalo-Niagara region.
Former radio news reporter in Buffalo, N.Y. and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Treasurer, Greater Buffalo Society of Professional Journalists' Scholarship Fund.

About my libraryMost of the books on my online list are only those works in my 1,700+ title collection that I've actually read cover-to-cover or listened to in their entirety in audio form (versus works that I use for reference.) I spend lots of time on the road, so at least half of the books on my list are CDs (many of them from the local library). I try not to get stuck in genre "ruts," although I tend to favor contemporary fiction, classics, historical fiction, journalism/mass media and business-related books. I do not review any of the regional books that my publishing company is responsible for distributing. But I do post many of the books on my LibraryThing site.
A quick overview of my rating system for books:
5 stars -- Stunning in every way; A book I'll remember 25 years from now.
4 1/2 stars -- Exceptional, with long-term staying power.
4 stars -- Well-worth reading. A few flaws prevent it from elevating to "exceptional," but a book that should definitely be explored.
3 1/2 stars -- A solid work, but with recurring flaws (often a storyline that doesn't consistently deliver)
3 stars -- Largely forgettable with isolated bursts of inspiration and/or enlightenment.
2 to 2 1/2 stars -- Disappointing to the extent that I stopped reading after the first half (less than 10% of my books).
1 to 1 1/2 stars -- A total waste; stopped reading within a couple chapters (less than 1% of my books.

Groups50 Book Challenge, Buffalo Bookers, marquette LTers

Favorite authorsRay Bradbury, John Irving, Jon Krakauer, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Roth, J. D. Salinger (Shared favorites)

Homepagehttp://www.buffalobooks.com

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Real nameBrian

LocationBuffalo, NY

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/brianinbuffalo (profile)
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Member sinceOct 24, 2006

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Hi Brian- thought Room was excellent- things are a little rocky right now- doug is not in good health right now and he's so depressed that he sleeps most of the time but on the good side we're looking for an apartment just to make life easier for the both of us
I am flattered that you think my library is interesting. We seem to share a fair number of books. Best of everything this New Year!
When I add a book to LT I tend to want to look up other's reviews. Your take A Little Revenge, the Franklin father and son was right on.
Brian,
Have you managed to get to the AAUW Book sale in Amherst? It goes through Sunday I think. I managed to pick up 22 books I didn't really need but I have no self control. The books go one as far as the eye can see. Hordes of people when I was there on Wednesday. Great fun.

Bonnie

Oh and I heard your interview on NPR a couple of weeks ago; didn't realize you covered City Hall. Great job.
Hi Brian,

Thanks for adding my library to your Interesting Libraries. And it's great to meet another WNYer on here LT. Happy reading!


"We belong to Mother Earth"
(An historic address given by
Chief Seattle)


Teach your children what we have taught our children:
that the earth is our true mother.
Whatever happens to the earth, happens to the children of the earth.
If people spit on the ground, they spit on themselves.
We know:
the earth does not belong to people, but people belong to the earth.
We know:
everything is joined together in some way, like the blood that runs through a family.
Whatever happens to the earth, happens to the children of the earth.
We did not weave the web of life; we are just a strand in it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
Hi Brian
My role as Publications Adviser is to oversee and supervise all non-editorial aspects of the newspaper, ie the ciruclation, business, customer realtions, and design for the student newspaper.
I am the Adviser for the yearbook.
While at times it feels like glorified babysitting, I do like the job and have been at Lehigh for 25 years.
Hi Brian
I note John Irving as one of your favorite authors. A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of my favorite books.

Also, I work in the Journalism Department of Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA as a publications adviser for the newspaper and yearbook
Just thought I'd say hi to a fellow journalist. Great library, it looks like we have similar taste in reading material. If you ever have a recommendation, send it my way!
Melissa
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