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About my libraryI catalog only books that I own, not those that I've borrowed and read. The word is a beautiful thing, but half of the pleasure of a library is derived from simply being surrounded by the books themselves.
My major interests demonstrated here include the classics, languages and linguistics, food, science and medicine, education, and children's literature. Yes, I have a lot of picture books. No, I don't have children. I think that this is entirely reasonable.

I also collect international editions of The Little Prince.

Groups1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up, 20-Something LibraryThingers, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Books on Books, British & Irish Children's Fiction, Children's Literature, Conlangs, Cookbook Collectors, Feminist Theory, Geeks who love the Classicsshow all groups

Favorite authorsJorge Luis Borges, Anton Chekhov, Noam Chomsky, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Stuart Dybek, T. S. Eliot, John Green, Kevin Henkes, Henrik Ibsen, James Joyce, Miranda July, Milan Kundera, Thomas Mann, Amélie Nothomb, Rainer Maria Rilke, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Carol Shields, Sophocles, Voltaire, P. G. Wodehouse, Virginia Woolf, William Butler Yeats (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresConover Books, Dark Star Books, Foyles, Nicholas Potter, Bookseller, Politics and Prose, Shakespeare and Company (Paris), Small World Books, St. John's College - Santa Fe Bookstore, Used Book Superstore

Favorite librariesBeatley Library - Simmons College, Brown University - John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Brown University - Sciences Library, Flagg-Rochelle Public Library, Meem Library, Olive Kettering Library (Antiochiana), Yellow Springs Community Library

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Member sinceFeb 6, 2008

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You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed them.
I just read your secret santa paragraph.
Try to contact Molly Bang. She has a very nice story to tell you about her career (I went to a book reading of her).

Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries list. You know what's strange is that I grew up in Burlington!


I notice you have a copy of The New Penguin Russian Course by Nicholas J Brown, which I also have and learned from.

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?


i read a poem from miranda july. and of course her music can be read as well. I have seen 2 interesting short films by her recently. One is with John C. Reilly, and they work well with each other. but i have only seen her short stories.
I hope she directs another feature film!
Hey, just a note to let you know that I am mailing Prater Violet to you today. Sorry about the delay.
Okay, that explains the 'interesting library' note I got....

Thanks very much. Books about Books is my favorite genre, so I tend to gravitate towards that area of the bookstores. Unfortunately, I haven't actually ~read~ very much of them lately. I mostly use them as references, often, but that's as far as it has gone for several years. That's about to change, though. My current read is just that only because another member of LT saw that I just bought it (back in July, I think) and asked me to read it so she could read my review. Go figure... I'm a very slow reader, so I had to finish my then-current read to start my now-current read.

Once that's done, it'll be nothing except Books about Books until I absolutely have to read something else.

So far, we've got 19 books in common (a good start). Looking forward to seeing your catalog 'fleshed out'.
Good luck with your studies!

As am I. Circa 2001.
Are you a Johnnie of the Annapolis or Santa Fe variety?
Just perused your library for a bit; very nice. The enjoyment is always tinged with a wee bit of many books, so little time!
Nope, not a St. John's alumna. Any reason why you would think that?
Glad you are addicted;-) But don't let it stop you from actually reading! Best, Lois
Wow, thanks for the info about the Johnny group!
Oh yes, Sachs sees the problem of rendering Aristotle with the old Latinate terminology in a way perceived equally as well, I think, only by Heidegger, and Strauss is one of the best readers of Plato in the last century. It is in these capacities that I favor them. Politically, I think Strauss' program leads to a hubristic disaster when put into practice, and Joe Sachs is too caught up in strange textual concerns to be a adequate philosopher (though I found his account of Aristotelian motion perceptive and convincing). My favorite teacher was a lecturer (or 'tutor' or whatever they call it) at St. John's, and his account of it seems to me to be both intriguing and disappointing. For the thought of fellow students who actually love to learn is refreshing, but they did not treat my friend well, and I fear the same academic politics I see here are magnified there (perhaps many times stronger due to the small size).
Hi! Thanks for the honor of being named an 'interesting library' (I think my library is interesting, of course, but I don't always stop and think about what others might think of it.) How has your first few months of LT been? Best, Lois
I presume that it is my ancient philosophy and literature you find interesting, no?
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