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About meFormer English major (but it's like being Jewish, you never recover), for many years now a systems analyst, a sometime actor, a once-was musician. I read both fiction and non-fiction, some science and the kind of travel book that 'Blue Highways' represents, and my bookshelves are groaning with books I read years ago, books I mean to read, books I mean to reread. I LOVE talking about them. My profession doesn't generally put me in touch with a lot of readers - systems analysts and programmers are a very mixed bunch, but more and more of the group are very young, with business degrees, unlike us oldies who had to make a living after Liberal Arts. I spend a lot of time and money at the theater (why else live in NYC?), not much on travel (although my sig. other makes a valiant effort to get me out of the state). With work, the New York Times, my 6 years of back-issue New Yorkers, and other routines of daily life, I don't have as much time to read as I would like, but I hope to be inspired by all the readers I meet here.
About my libraryI have LOTS of books at home, too many just gathering dust, so I've been trying to read them (again or or the first time) and give away as many as I can bear to part with. Many books are registered on Bookcrossing. but not nearly as many as I actually have. I will start to list them here as well. Books placed in my collections here will not necessarily be in my possession even when I list them - many have been deaccessioned already, and some were borrowed from the actual library. I'm more interested in keeping track of my reading than my shelves.
Favorite bookstoresBook Culture
Favorite librariesNew York Public Library - Jefferson Market Branch
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
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Member sinceJul 15, 2009
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