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About my libraryReading log beginning May 07, reviews for each title beginning late 2008. Includes wishlist and near-complete catalogue of my library.

Majority of titles listed as of October 2011. Of these:

Works of non-fiction (NOF): predominantly related to myth, social theory, and philosophy; keep regardless of how persuasive I find them.

Verse, essays, and graphical arts (grafik) : identified by tags.

Works of fiction (FIC): keep if unread, in German (auf deutsch) or worth revisiting; elsewise donate.

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Favorite authorsGregory Bateson, William S. Burroughs, James Branch Cabell, T. S. Eliot (Shared favorites)

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Favorite librariesAnthroposophical Society - Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago, Chicago Public Library - Sulzer Regional Library

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Favorite publishersFeral House, Glossabooks Verlag, Golden Elixir Press, Katercom Verlag, Lake Claremont Press, Litwin Books, McGill-Queen's University Press, MMIP, Mute Books, NYRB Classics, Orbit Books, Osprey Publishing, Otago University Press, Pook Press, Scapegoat Publishing, Shire Publications, Syracuse University Press, Tallinn University Press, University of Calgary Press, University of Illinois Press, Wooden Nail Press, Zone Books

Favorite listsBest Essay Collections, Best Neglected Fantasy Books 1900-1955, Books Set in Eastern Europe, Children's Books About Science and Math, Folio Society, Great Books About Language, novels in or about bookshops (or libraries), Philosophical Fiction

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Currently readingMomo : oder die seltsame Geschichte von den Zeit-Dieben und von dem Kind, das den Menschen die gestohlene Zeit zur uckbrachte ; ein M archen-Roman by Michael Ende
Far from the tree : parents, children and the search for identity by Andrew Solomon
On The Government of the Living: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1979-1980 (Michel Foucault: Lectures at the Collège de France) by Michel Foucault
Finding zero : a mathematician's odyssey to uncover the origins of numbers by Amir D. Aczel

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