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TagsFeature Film (27), 1001 Books to Read Before You Die (15), 1001 Books to Read Before You Die; Feature Film (8), Pulitzer Prize Winner (7), Oprah's Book Club (5), Pulitzer Prize (4), Highest recommendation (3), Feature film (3), National Book Award Winner (2), 1000 Books to Read Before You Die (2) — see all tags

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About meOver the past two years, I have developed into a voracious reader, I believe, due in part that after working in the television industry for over twenty years, I find viewing television uninteresting because of the derivitive nature of television means that I've seen it all done before and after a day of working in tv, I need a diversion that takes me away. Reading affords me quiet time to myself to explore ORIGINAL stories that aren't (usually) derivitive in the way TV can be. I like using my imagination through reading instead of experiencing someone else's imagination as one does when watching visual media.

About my libraryI'm most interested in reading fiction and literature. I enjoy selecting a book that is entirely different from the one that I just completed. In this way, I cover a wide scope of reading. I also enjoy non-fiction, but am much more selective about what I read in this genre, meaning it must be a topic that is of interest to me, whereas, when reading fiction, I explore ideas, cultures and stories that expand my knowledge through a compelling, emotionally involving story.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, Books Compared, DataLounge, What Are You Reading Now?

LocationCalabasas, California

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Member sinceMar 17, 2007

Currently readingThe Portable Dorothy Parker (Viking Portable Library) by Dorothy Parker
Myra Breckinridge by Gore Vidal
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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