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About meInterests & priorities (alphabetically): architecture, art, communication, compassion, Faith, folklores, imagination, Justice, knowledge, languages, law, learning, literatures, mythologies, Truth, Wisdom, writing

About my library“Looks can be deceiving,” and “Don’t judge a book[-lover] by its cover[s].”

The catalog: Not one Member’s, but a family’s -- including ancestors. Never disciplined or limited to specific topics, with some diversions. Hence, the amalgamated cookbooks, Batman comic collections, political theory, YA fantasy fiction, Western European languages and history, cozies, historic fiction, Gothic horrors, suspense / spy thrillers, and postmodern literature each have a place. In a sense, the books have gathered to collect themselves; we’re “just bookkeepers.” Many kids’ and YA titles are left from successive childhoods, or came (with renewed fascination) as kids respectively reached appropriate ages. It could get tricky if somebody moves out and wants to take “his” or “her” books with them.

The result? All over the place on breadth and depth, with widely variable results. Mostly looking for two things in any given book: (1) is it “really good” (a subjective standard, if there ever was one); or (2) does it look “interesting” (certainly no more precise). Often disappointed on the latter measure, but there are still plenty of “interesting” books we may never live to find out are also “really good.”

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Favorite authorsBruce Alexander, J. G. Ballard, Donald Barthelme, John Barth, Madison Smartt Bell, Heinrich Böll, T.C. Boyle, Larry Brown, Anthony Burgess, William S. Burroughs, Robert Olen Butler, Jonathan Carroll, Susanna Clarke, John Connolly, Jim Crace, John Crowley, John Fowles, Paul Fussell, William Gaddis, Neil Gaiman, John Gardner, William H. Gass, Edward Gorey, Günter Grass, Franz Kafka, Michiel Leezenberg, C. S. Lewis, John Marks, Peter Matthiessen, China Miéville, Barry Moser, Lawrence Norfolk, Mervyn Peake, Matthew Pearl, Padgett Powell, Reynolds Price, Thomas Pynchon, J. K. Rowling, Richard Russo, Derek Swannson, David A. Taylor, Alexander Theroux, J. R. R. Tolkien, John Kennedy Toole, John Updike, Andrew Vachss, William T. Vollmann, Kurt Vonnegut, David Foster Wallace, Robert Penn Warren, Elie Wiesel (Shared favorites)

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Plan for Improving Female Education, and Mrs. Emma Willard's Life and Work in Middlebury, A by Emma Willard
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