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Freak show : presenting human oddities for amusement and profit by Robert Bogdan
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
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The Art of Happiness (A Handbook for Living) by Dalai Lama
Market Forces by Richard K. Morgan
The Lower River by Paul Theroux
A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway
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About meFor about 10 years I worked as a professional librarian in both public and academic libraries, but my duties were mostly in computer technology so during that time I actually had very little to do with books! I also spent a number of years as an photographer (MFA) and puttering around with electronics (I was no good at that). I have always been big on home audio. I have a terrible memory, and stopped being a geek years ago because I could no longer keep up and the stress was getting to me. I am a bit of a non-conformist and dislike corporate reality (whatever that is). I want to read books that reveal something about the world, what it means to be human, deconstruct and debunk the layers of stuff we surround ourselves in. I tend not to like genre writing, but if it moves me or engages me then great! I sometimes enjoy reading reviews as much as books, especially those in the New York Times Book Review, amazon.com, and of course here!
About my libraryI don't actually own all these books. Because of my bad memory, I sometimes get confused about whether I read a book or read _about_ the book in someone's review... So I have been adding books to my library as I remember what I have read and enjoyed in the past, even though I still may not remember exactly what the book was about... Generally I don't include books that I did not really enjoy.
Real nameJ. Keith Ostertag
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Member sinceDec 9, 2006
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