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CollectionsYour library (1,619)

Reviews4 reviews

Tagsamerican literature (614), fantasy (187), poetry (180), english literature (174), jrg (153), SF (132), short stories (121), anthologies & collections (105), biography (82), essays (68) — see all tags

MediaNot set (29), Book (1,590), Paper Book (1,512)

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About me

Two book related maxims worthy of noting:

"A good book is the best of friends, the same to-day and for ever"
Martin Tupper:Proverbial Philosophy

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket"
Anonymous:Chinese Proverb

A consolation to uncomplimentary people:

"The World is naturally averse
To all the truth it sees or hears,
But swallows nonsense, and a lie
With greediness and gluttony."

Butler:Hudibras

Sit iucundus tibi dies!

About my libraryI decided to use a star system as a measure of impact that each publication has generated upon me and of course, that impact could be an emotional response at the time of entry. I am an avid SF and Fantasy reader, that said, I probably will not enter most of that collection, only the volumes that I find truly remarkable and have affected me on a personal level--ie: Dhalgren, Left Hand of Darkness, Canticle for Leibowitz (In fact, while entering books, I have been weeding my collection...basically, if I would not place the book on LT, I got rid of it). I have enjoyed reviewing each book again and when I decide to write a review, I will translate it to the Pig Latin.

***June 14, 2007: Alas, after entering approximately 1/3 of my collection, I decided to use a cataloging program that better suits my needs, therefore, my library listed on LT is incomplete and will not be updated.

GroupsA Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, Booksellers, Buddhism, Cookbookers, Deep South, Gay Men, Poetry Fool, Science Fiction Fans

Favorite authorsDiane Ackerman, L. Frank Baum, Octavia E. Butler, Italo Calvino, Lewis Carroll, Elizabeth Cunningham (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresBooks of Wonder (Downtown), Chartwell Booksellers, East Village Books & Records, East West Living, Kitchen Arts & Letters, Librería Caliope, Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe, McNally Jackson Soho, The Oscar Wilde Bookshop, Three Lives & Company

Favorite librariesNew York Academy of Medicine Library

Other favoritesThe New York Center for Independent Publishing (NYCIP)

LocationNew York City

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMar 7, 2007

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