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Member: librorumamans

CollectionsYour library (1,396), My shelf list (631), Currently reading (9), Read but unowned (63), All collections (1,396)

Reviews26 reviews

Tagsowned (660), read years ago (171), 2012 (46), 2007 (44), 2011 (40), 2008 (39), 2013 (39), 2009 (36), 1987 (35), 1983 (34) — see all tags

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Recommendations38 recommendations

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

VenuesFavorites

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

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real nameBob

LocationToronto

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Account typepublic, lifetime

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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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Thanks - that's also one of my all-time favourite lines!

Cheers!
John
Fixed.
Regarding the Hubbs. I read it when it was more or less new, so perhaps a decade or more ago. Thus, "you know how it is," I have only a kind of residual impression of it, which is overwhelmingly positive. Since I was irritated by the tendentiousness of much "queer" musicology a the end of the last century, it must have made its political points without 90s political modishness. I wish I had a better memory for these things. sjn
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like this a lot: it makes a very good short story, too
So glad you liked the books! I really love picking books out for people.
SantaThing is always fun. This year I received a cookie cookbook and a design book. I wanted a couple of things that I would never buy for myself, but really wanted/needed. Hope you continue to join SantaThing.

Jennifer
I did see that. Thanks for suggesting an answer. One of these days I'll reread a book and discover where my memory comes from!
Hi Bob,

Thanks for the compliment and the suggestions. I plan to put together a wish list and those titles will be on it. We are a small church with a core group of perhaps 50. We do an awful lot with very few resources but everything depends on donations.

The Hartford GLBT center closed 2 years ago and MCC Hartford fills some of the needs by providing the library as well as meeting space for several community groups.

Julio
Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries list! It's a very nice compliment, and one I appreciate more and more as the library grows.

Cheers
RMD
Hi Bob,

Thanks for adding me as one of your interesting libraries. I'm flattered.

I read all kinds of stuff as you can see. If you sort my library by date read (look at tab E, I think) you can see what I've read lately. Working with most of the college libraries in PA gives me a chance to borrow just about anything from any of them so I too borrow much of what I read. However I probably buy one book for every one I borrow so my library is steadily growing.

How large is your book group and how long have you been at it? I've tried (half-heartedly) to get a men's book group going in Pittsburgh but haven't had much success.

Keep in touch.

Dan
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