CollectionsBasel (41), Ebooks (73), Palermo (309), Your library (609), Pisa (180), Wishlist (5), Currently reading (5), To read (30), Read but unowned (6), Favorites (24), All collections (620)
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About mePostdoc mathematician in Basel.
About my libraryPisa: contains most of the books I have in my house in Pisa. There are many mathematical books I use in my work and other mathematical-oriented books. I have also some comics I use to pick up at conventions and old previously-owned SF books I buy in bookstalls.
Palermo: contains many books from my family house in Palermo. I uploaded most of those I can really call "my own", mainly classics, SF (my Asimov collection) and popular science books I read as a child.
Basel: The books I have with me in Basel. A few ones I couldn't part with, a bunch of unread ones, and my most recent acquisitions.
Ebooks: Electronic books I have read; I will not put here electronic versions of books I own in paper form, unless I didn't read the ebook version before owning the paper one.
Your library: Is the union of the "Pisa", "Palermo", "Basel" and "Ebooks" collections; in contains the real books I own (read and unread) and the ebooks I have read.
Whishlist: There is little point in putting here books I want to read, because the list would quickly become unmanageably long. For now I'm using it to take a quick note when I come across a book which seems interesting. I'll probably clean it up as next Newtonmas draws near.
Currently reading: I'm endeavouring to keep this list up to date; I predict it will soon become a graveyard for books that bog me down.
To read: The long list of books I own and haven't managed to read yet, but that I plan to, eventually.
Read but unowned: The name tells all. I will not retroactively upload books I read in the past, but I'll put here books I borrow from friends; I prefer to buy books rather than borrow them from a library.
Favorites: I don't know exactly how to use this; besides, it is spelt wrong. I'm putting here books which are particulary dear to me due to some memory, reflection, or personal reason.
GroupsBoard Game Geeks, Graduate Students, Italians - Italiani, Mathematics, Science Fiction Fans, Science!
Favorite authorsIsaac Asimov, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, Achille Campanile, Lewis Carroll, Umberto Eco, Vladimir Nabokov, Jules Verne, Oscar Wilde (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstores(Nameless venue), Libreria Pangloss, Libreria Via Trento
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceAug 9, 2008
Currently readingAusgewählte Kinder- und Hausmärchen by Jacob Grimm
Der Hals der Giraffe by Judith Schalansky
Einsamer Wolf 01 - Flucht aus dem Dunkeln (German Edition) by Joe Dever
Il dono by Vladimir Vladimirovič Nabokov
Elfsong (Forgotten Realms: Songs and Swords, Book 2) by Elaine Cunningham