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CollectionsYour library (1,405), My shelf list (634), Currently reading (10), Read but unowned (63), All collections (1,405)

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About meI'm a retired high school teacher and teacher-librarian. My reading splits about half-and-half between fiction and non-fiction. Non-fiction choices are whatever strikes my fancy, and that tends to be philosophy, theology, sexuality and gender, and — broadly speaking — science. Much of my fiction is by gay and lesbian authors or deals with queer themes. A lot of it I have read to suss out good titles for a small gay book group that I belong to.

“When a book and a head collide and a hollow sound is heard, must it always have come from the book?” — Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

About my libraryThe "My Shelf List" collection shows what's actually on my shelves just now, while "My Library" includes in addition the titles I've borrowed from libraries since 1980. Year tags show my reading log, and they're complete except for a few years when I didn't keep track. So if you're interested in my reading habits, make sure you're displaying "My Library" before clicking on a year tag.

GroupsBBC Radio 3 Listeners, Gay Men, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, Librarians who LibraryThing, Queer and Trans Lit, St. John's College Alumni, Unique Library Thing Book Group


Favorite bookstoresBook City (Annex), Glad Day Bookshop, St. John's College Bookstore, The Bob Miller Book Room

Favorite librariesSt. John's College - Greenfield Library, Toronto Reference Library

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Real nameBob


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Member sinceFeb 11, 2008

Currently readingThe Iliad by Homer
The story of the Iliad, as told in the Iliad by E. T. Owen
Alexander : a novel of utopia by Klaus Mann
The war that killed Achilles : the true story of the Iliad by Caroline Alexander
Moby-Dick, or, The whale by Herman Melville
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