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About meif it has print on it and is not scifi or fantasy I will read it

About my libraryEclectic

So many books so little time.

My personal library (books I own) is not large. Most of the books I read come from libraries. I have kept a list for the past few years of library books I've read and these are tagged. So for Library Thing I am merging everything.

GroupsAdult Literacy, Ancient History, Arab, North African and Middle Eastern Literature, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Brazilian Music, Cartoons, Cryptic Crosswords, Editors, Researchers, Whatevershow all groups

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Thanks so much for you kind reply! The only reason I haven't added you to my interesting libraries list is that I can't figure out how to do this. If I am ever fortunate enough to be heading for NZ, I will warn you in advance.
Thanks so much for adding me to your list of interesting libraries! I looked at yours, and finding it interesting, will add it to my own list, and take a few titles from you for my To Read List.

What a beautiful country you live in! We visited it 20 years and still remember it very fondly. I live in NY, and, as usual during US elections, mumble about leaving if the Republicans win. NZ would be a great place to go to, but I don't know if they take aged parasites on the body politic.

Re fantasy/scifi -- The Handmaid's Tale? Most of Vonnequt? The Crying of Lot 39? The Master and Mararita? Cloud Atlas? (book, NOT movie which I refuse to see) And on and on and ON.
Great library. I've seen two books that are new to me that I want to read on the first page of your library. Can't wait till I have the time to look at the rest!
Hi Rick,

I notice you have a copy of Stories From Today’s Russia, which I also have.

Are you still studying Russian? If so, you might find Practical Russian Reader helpful. It is a new book of Russian short stories with helpful exercises.

Let me know what you think of it?

Hi Rick,

Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries list, I feel very flattered.

Hi Rick,

Thanks for adding my library to your interesting ones!

Hi, chuffed that you find my library interesting enough to list.

greetings from the bottom of Africa,

Thanks for your comment! My only experience with Vikram Seth thus far is "A Suitable Boy" which I am enjoying thoroughly and don't really want to end. I will be on the lookout for his other books including "Golden Gate".


Rick, I'm honored that you should deem my library an interesting one. I see we share 40 books - not so many, really -- but the more interesting thing is the odd, eclectic mix of titles on that list (one of the more intriguing mixes I have come across).

I see a jazz book under your "random books" in the right hand column, there has been quite a bit of jazz discussion in the group "Club Read" under the "music interests" thread, if you'd like to pop in.

Best, Lois

Hi Rick
Thanks for that, my library is mostly comprised of lots of books I want to read but haven't yet!
Thank you for the link. James Lee Burke has been a favorite of mine for a long time !

How exciting to be traveling ! It sounds as if you are spending a fair amount of time....making it a really worth while trip ! I wish you and your wife safe travels.

My children have all settled close to home. Some times I feel this is a good thing, other times I wish for more distance :>0

I see that you added a book on step-by-step Spanish. Is this a refresher for you or are you just starting to learn the language ? I ask because I would so like to try learning Spanish but I'm not sure how easy that would be at this stage of the game. There are those Rosetta Stone CD's that guarantee you will learn but they are expensive.

Again thanks for the link.....have a wonderful time traveling.....

Hi Rick,

Thanks for adding my library to your list. I'd be interested to learn which are your favorite Middle East, Arabic, North African and Asian authors and books, and anything else you've read of special interest lately.

Best wishes,

I am pleased you find my library interesting. I am also interested that you keep a list of what you read. I have done this since I learned how to read, but know of no one else who has done that. But I am sure there are folk who have--I just have never encountered one who has done such all through life as I have.
I share a dislike for sci fi and fantasy, so you will find very little of those categories in my listing, though there are a few. I try to read what should be read and also what especially interests me.
I have done considerable reading on vietnam, and the book you list by tobey Herzog interests me. Have you read it? Do you think I should?
Hello down there in New Zealand--

Thanks for making me one of your interesting libraries.

Keep in touch.

So what happened to my post?
It said "thank you." Here is another one in case it's drifting around cyberspace.
"Thank you for the advice. I will take it."
Hello, Rick. Like everyone else here, I'm totally excited when somebody likes my library. I see that we share 41 very interesting books! ---- so I have to ask: why won't you read scifi? Or more to the point - how long has it been since you tried something speculative and what was it? (My pure entertainment reading used to be mystery almost exclusively. In the past few years, however, I've come to love many, many writers of science fiction. It's strange because my background is in literature and classical music, but I find so many good writers in the genre and so many ideas for reflection that I can't read fast enough!) At any rate, when you have time to speak, I'm always more than happy to speak back.
thanks for complimenting my blog. I have only just started so it is great to find out that someone I don't know has read it, never mind enjoyed it.

Thanks for adding my library to your list. I see we share some of my favorites including works by Mulisch, Naipaul, and Yourcenar.
Rick, I'm glad you're enjoying my blog!

Hi Rick,

Thanks for the supportive comments. I did really enjoy Tremain's book and afterwards I was glad to hear it won the Orange.

Great to hear from a Kiwi. Where do you live? I spent my teen years in Tauranga and my Uni years in the South Island.

Happy reading!


I'm not sure I'd be up for the Red riding Quartet, but I'll probably get Peace's promised Tokyo books. We lived there on and off for more than 20 years. We drove through Yorkshire a few years ago, mostly on back roads. We found it lovely. We had great stay at Hutton-le-Hole (I think that's Yorkshire). It happened to be the night of the annual town dinner and dance. The shepherd's pie and mushy peas were --er-- interesting, but each of the farm ladies brought in her version of trifle for a sort of dessert contest that was unforgettable.
Nice to hear from you,and many thanks for adding me to your list of 'Interesting Libraries'. I am always delighted when someone does this as it shows that I must be doing something right with the way I'm putting my collection together. It has taken many years but has been a true labour of love I assure you.
I see that we share 57 books at the moment.
Anyway all the best from the UK.
Yes, the cat is still there is V&R - not sure if it's the same cat that was there when I was a student 20 years ago though!
Hello Rick,

Thank you for your contact- I've added you to my interesting libraries list now.
Love your comment about yourself!

I was born in NZ, but only spent the first five years there.

Happy LibraryThinging.


Hi Rick!
Thanks for your interest in my library.
I really like what you say about yourself, quite a sense of humour!
I hope to see you in some of the groups here on LT.

Paola :-))
Thanks for your interest in my library.
it's very nice to meet you. i see you have an interest in asian literature too.
Hello from winter. I see you're poking about in my library. I suppose it was the grim David Peace book that drew you, but nice to see you.
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