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Tagsmystery (70), science fiction (41), programming languages (36), humor (31), india (16), fiction (14), algorithms (11), computers (9), mathematics (7), poirot (6) — see all tags

MediaNot set (4), Book (939), Paper Book (924), Other (2), Microtext (2)

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About meI read pretty much anything but mostly fiction. No strong preference for any genre. I look for one or more of: good story, good telling, different point of view, different culture, new area or extension of knowledge. But in a pinch anything will do!

About my libraryA diverse collection gathered over years (a significant number of novels were thrown away during various moves but the ones I remember will be added to this catalog, possibly with a different tag). I am cataloging fiction, technical & science, arch. & design books. These days I buy used books from library sales or local used book stores -- the only rule being every book must be read or given away within months! No such source exists for good technical books so I must buy them. Borrowed books from library are also cataloged.

GroupsBookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Californians Who LT, Cats, books, life is good., Gardening, Humor, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, Language, Progressive & Liberal!, Purely Programmers, Reading Globallyshow all groups

Favorite authorsChimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Isaac Asimov, Jane Austen, Arthur C. Clarke, J. M. Coetzee, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Günter Grass, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, Kazuo Ishiguro, John Knowles, Gabriel García Márquez, Peter Matthiessen, W. Somerset Maugham, Cormac McCarthy, Rohinton Mistry, John Mortimer, Vladimir Nabokov, Thomas Pynchon, Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie, J. D. Salinger, John Steinbeck, Neal Stephenson, Mark Twain, Leon Uris, Kurt Vonnegut, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationSF Bay Area, California

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 29, 2006

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