This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Search byebyelibrary's books

Random books from byebyelibrary's library

Fu-Manchu - The Drums of Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer

A WALK W/TH.JEFFERSN by Philip Levine

Eat That Frog! [Audiobook, Unabridged] Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America; Unabridged edition by Brian Tracy

Deus Irae by Philip K. and Roger Zelazny Dick

Verve: The Ultimate Review of Art and Literature (1937-1960) by Michel Anthonioz

Five Stories by Willa Cather

The martyred. by Richard E Kim

Members with byebyelibrary's books

Member connections

Friends: greg556

Interesting library: PaulDalton, rolandperkins

RSS feeds

Recently-added books

byebyelibrary's reviews

Reviews of byebyelibrary's books, not including byebyelibrary's

Helper badges

Cover UploadingHelper


Member: byebyelibrary

CollectionsKindle (3), Read in 2018 (16), Listened to in 2018 (27), Dylanology (1), Listened to in 2017 (28), Read in 2017 (25), Russian Literature (8), Listened to in 2016 (17), Read in 2016 (31), Listened to in 2015 (16), Read in 2015 (28), Essays (13), Merrick Library (55), will get (52), Read in 2014 (48), Banks on River (7), No Longer in My Collection (128), Finshed (251), Audio (213), Science (24), Sports (17), Music (10), Psychology (33), Literary Criticism (35), Detective/Crime (21), Science Fiction (56), Classics (59), Writing/Grammar/Editing (29), Art (10), Business/Law (28), Travelogue (19), Self-Help (64), Drama/Theater (28), Short Stories (108), History (91), Philosophy/Religion/Mythology (105), Poetry (80), Biography/Memoir (192), Military/War (42), Fiction (656), Your library (1,043), Wishlist (1), Currently reading (14), To read (2), Read but unowned (1), Favorites (2), All collections (1,293)

Reviews73 reviews

Tagspoetry (2), Korean Literature (1) — see all tags

MediaNot set (4), Book (1,285), Paper Book (1,082), Audiobook (195), Ebook (7), Sound Recording (2), CD sound recording (2), Other (2), Software (2)

Cloudstag cloud, author cloud, tag mirror

About meI don't like my job or my destiny. I have been known to speak jealously of them that are free. But I don't for a minute forget that death's honesty won't fall upon me. So I am never lonely.

Recently I was accused of liking the process of mindlessly acquiring books more than the effort of actually attempting to acquire what there is be had between their covers by actually reading them. It was a wrong, wrong and hurtful accusation. I am now going overboard in responding to it. I have vowed not to acquire, borrow or even peruse another book not already in my collection until I have read every book in my collection.

About my libraryMy library is ridiculous. I have many books on Eldridge Cleaver and by John Cheever. I have Ulysses and Lee Child. I have a bunch of random Best American Short Story Collections and a lot of obscure books about South Korea. I have classics and crap. I have two books by Robert Lowell! I have an embarrassing number of self-help books. What the hell am I trying to prove? That I am not mediocre?



Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real nameStew Veber

LocationBraveville, Long Island

Favorite authorsNot set

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/byebyelibrary (profile)
/catalog/byebyelibrary (library)

Member sinceAug 23, 2013

Currently readingFailure by Philip Schultz
Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity by Edward Slingerland
Think Like a Freak CD: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D. Levitt
Nemesis By Philip Roth(A)/Dennis Boutsikaris(N) [Audiobook, MP3 CD] by -Author-
Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S. C. Gwynne
show all (14)

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 128,071,163 books! | Top bar: Always visible