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CollectionsYour library (946), Currently reading (2), To read (7), All collections (1,043)

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Tagsjapan (279), buddhism (215), tibetan buddhism (170), vajrayana (170), chanoyu (103), tea ceremony (102), @wishlist (101), chadou (101), 茶の湯 (100), 茶道 (99) — see all tags

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About meI'm a technical writer! Of course I love books!

About my libraryWell, my books very much represent my interests these days. Take three cups of Buddhism, stir in a generous half-pint of Chado (Japanese tea ceremony), and add a dash of various spices... many of which are also Japanese.

By the way, you mustn't assume that I don't read fiction. I do; but my library had to be downsized when my husband and I moved into a smaller apartment. I reasoned that I could sacrifice most of my classic literature, since virtually all these books are readily available via the local library when I want to reread them. But the same can't be said of most of my non-fiction!

So what you see is the lean, mean, pared-down version of a book collection that once numbered in the thousands... because every book had to meet at least one of two criteria: (1) Do I reread or refer to it often? (2) Is it difficult or impossible to replace? Sigh...

GroupsAlternative Fiction, Anarchism, Arthurian Legends, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Ask LibraryThing, Atwoodians, Banned Books, Book Care and Repair, Book reviewers, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fillshow all groups

Favorite authorsTsultrim Allione, Benedict Anderson, Jane Austen, Daniel Berrigan, Philip Berrigan, Randolph Silliman Bourne, A. S. Byatt, Thubten Chodron, Noam Chomsky, John Crowley, Claire Culhane, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Liza Dalby, Annie Dillard, Patrick S. Dinneen, John Donne, Fritz Eichenberg, Chris Ferris, Timothy Findley, Ford Madox Ford, Alan Garner, Ursula K. Le Guin, Hanna Havnevik, Seamus Heaney, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Sermey Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin, Geshe Thubten Loden, Daphne Marlatt, William McGonagall, Brian Merriman, A. A. Milne, Glenn H. Mullin, A. J. Muste, Ernest G. Neal, Flann O'Brien, Fredy Perlman, Rachel Pollack, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Keith Roberts, Marilynne Robinson, Joanna Russ, Shantideva, Carol Savvas, Sōshitsu Sen, Benedictus de Spinoza, Linda Stitt, Thubten Yeshe, Tsong-Kha-Pa, Bill Watterson, Joss Whedon, Howard Zinn (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBanyen Books and Sound, Bolen Books, Grafton Bookshop Inc, Ivy's Book Shop, James Bay Coffee and Books, Munro's Books, Russell Books, Sorensen Books, Triple Spiral Metaphysical Store

Favorite librariesGreater Victoria Public Library, Main Branch

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Member sinceSep 15, 2005

Currently readingFour Secrets to Liking Your Work: You May Not Need to Quit to Get the Job You Want by Edward G. Muzio
Authenticity: Clearing the Junk: A Buddhist Perspective by Venerable Yifa

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