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The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 11) by Lemony Snicket
The Falcon and the Snowman, A True Story of Friendship and Espionage by Robert Lindsey
How to Make Yourself Miserable; Another Vital Training Manual by Dan Greenburg
An Urchin in the Storm: Essays About Books and Ideas by Stephen Jay Gould
The Quest for Cosmic Justice by Thomas Sowell
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About meBipedal primate with the physiology of a large tropical mammal; species origins, Africa; interests, varied.
About my libraryMy online listings are a virtual library of books that I've read, most of which reside in my home library. A minority are books I've not finished. Outside of fiction (and I love the classics!), areas of special interest include evolutionary biology and the history of science. However, I also like to read world history, politics, and biography. In addition, I have special interests in the writers Somerset Maugham and Sinclair Lewis.
GroupsB times 4, Bug Collectors, Combiners!, Evolution, Evolve!, friends of Maugham, Hardboiled / Noir Crime Fiction, History at 30,000 feet: The Big Picture, Name that Book, Spam Fighters! —show all groups, Steampunk
Favorite authorsPeter J. Bowler, E. Janet Browne, Vincent Bugliosi, James M. Cain, Robert A. Caro, Raymond Chandler, Noam Chomsky, Joseph Conrad, Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Jared Diamond, Charles Dickens, Will Durant, E. M. Forster, Nicci French, Rebecca Goldstein, Stephen Jay Gould, Bill Griffith, Ernst Haeckel, Dashiell Hammett, Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Henry Huxley, James Hynes, Robert G. Ingersoll, Ian Kershaw, Paul Krugman, Gary Larson, Sinclair Lewis, W. Somerset Maugham, Ernst Mayr, Ian McEwan, George Orwell, Marge Piercy, Steven Pinker, Matt Ridley, Mary Roach, Bertrand Russell, John Steinbeck, Booth Tarkington, Trevanian, Gore Vidal, Kurt Vonnegut, Alfred Russel Wallace, H. G. Wells, Edward O. Wilson, Tom Wolfe, Carl Zimmer (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresHarding's Books
Favorite listsWorks Concerning W. Somerset Maugham
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceOct 12, 2007
Currently readingThe Rough Guide to Evolution (Rough Guide Science/Phenomena) by Mark Pallen
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