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CollectionsYour library (6,687), Wishlist (9), Currently reading (19), To read (199), Read but unowned (11), Favorites (28), Contained (137), Donated (2), All collections (6,846)

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Tagsfiction (3,883), novel (3,455), pb (3,250), @D (2,867), nonfiction (2,361), hb (2,060), sf (1,398), tp (1,353), history (1,054), fantasy (881) — see all tags

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About me"It has been said that man is distinguished from animal in that he buys more books than he can read." Edward Lasker

My Stats 6,008 books•Public catalog•Lifetime member•Member since June 7, 2006•#45,396

About my library"all those rooms, too humble to be called libraries, where the pursuit of reading is carried on by private people" Virginia Woolf

If you discover a potential error in my library, I encourage you to tell me, and I will do my best to correct it.

GroupsBug Collectors, History at 30,000 feet: The Big Picture, Spam Fighters!, Written in Stone - The Literary Cemetery

Favorite authorsJane Austen, James Beard, John Birmingham, Jorge Luis Borges, Steven Brust, Lois McMaster Bujold, Samuel Butler, Lewis Carroll, Pamela Dean, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lawrence Durrell, Loren C. Eiseley, Eric Flint, C. S. Forester, Edward Gibbon, Dashiell Hammett, Robert Jordan, James Joyce, Sharon Lee, James M. McPherson, Dorothy L. Sayers, Michael Shaara, Wen Spencer, Wallace Stevens, S. M. Stirling, Rex Stout, Josephine Tey, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jack Vance, Xenophon (Shared favorites)


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Member sinceJun 7, 2006

Currently readingArguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens by Christopher Hitchens
First Wave by James R. Benn
The Houses of History: A Critical Reader in Twentieth-century History and Theory by Anna Green
Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations by Norman Davies
The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder by David Quammen
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Thanks - that's all very helpful, and not at all too elementary. I'll experiment with using those sites, and see how I get on.

Yes, I've put in a lot of time over the last month in entering my library: I'm desperately trying to declutter my house and sorting out my books is one of the key things I'm working on. But the work on CK, combining and so on is just because it's fun.
I notice that you improved on the bit of information I had put into the author split for Paul Bennett - in particular, you got birth dates for ones I found quite obscure. I was wondering if you had any advice on the best places to look when investigating splitting authors.
Thanks for the answer! Please correct the entry in Wikipedia and post a note on the discussion page there. gangleri aka User:לערי ריינהארט
And I like - no love - both your quotes! My 14-year-old son makes fun of me for buying more books than I can read. I need to trot out your quote on the subject...
Of the various libraries having common books with mine, I find yours one of the most interesting to review. Kudos. I like your choice in many books. Provides various leads for books I would like to read some day.
I like your quote!
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