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The Great Ascent the Struggle for Economic Development in Our Time by Robert L. Heilbroner
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House of the Seven Gables, an ebook by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Darkest day by Christopher Fowler
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About meI am a retired Social Studies teacher who now has plenty of time to read..finally! Brooklyn born, I now live in a small city in Oklahoma. It's a bit difficult living here so the Internet, Reading, Librivox and LibraryThing help to keep me sane and connected.
About my libraryI catalogue only the books (read or unread) that I own (paperback, hardcover and electronic.) Thus my home library is the major source for my reading pleasure. While i prefer to read the physical book, the advent of e-books, allows me to own and read so many of the classics that I didn't have. Electronic books are a great gift and I will forever be thankful for Gutenberg, Kindle, and Apple's iBooks for its free or inexpensive offerings. A note of praise: Libarything has the most wonderful databases for cataloging my library.
Favorite authorsJane Austen, Honoré de Balzac, Christopher Bram, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Christopher Fowler, Joseph Hansen, Andrew Holleran, Henry James, Ngaio Marsh, Guy de Maupassant, Daniel Mendelsohn, Ethan Mordden, Ruth Rendell, William Shakespeare, Colm Tóibín, Ivan Turgenev, Mark Twain, Gore Vidal, Edmund White, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, William Wordsworth (Shared favorites)
Favorite lists1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, Best Historical Fiction, Classics you know you should have read but probably haven't, Good LGBT fiction for LGBT folk and friends, The Guardian's 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read, Pulitzer Prize Winners for Fiction, The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books
Real nameEd Beach
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceMar 4, 2007
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