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Member: micketymoc

CollectionsYour library (652), Miranda's Library (129), Currently reading (1), To read (65), Favorites (62), All collections (780)

Reviews13 reviews

Tagsnonfiction (325), fiction (268), novel (177), science (113), british lit (109), religion (107), history (96), humor (93), box (79), children's lit (68) — see all tags

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About meI love books - I love the smell of 'em, I love wrapping 'em in plastic to make 'em last longer, I love arranging and rearranging them on my shelves. I like reading good critiques of religion, books on evolution, and selected histories and science-fiction space operas.

If heaven exists, it would look (and smell) a lot like Rizal Library.

"I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves." - Anna Quindlen

About my libraryHeavily slanted towards nonfiction, critical works on religion, and science fiction. Am quicker with buying books than reading them; am doing something about that short of seeing a shrink.

This collection is the result of two collections merged as one - my wife's collection of fiction and cookbooks, and my own collection of history books, nonfiction, and science fiction.

My favorite books.

GroupsAsian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Eureka! finds, Happy Heathens, Metafilter, PinoyThing!, Science!, Skeptic's book club, Thingamabrarians That Flickr

Favorite authorsDiane Ackerman, Karen Armstrong, Jacob Bronowski, Bill Bryson, George Carlin, Douglas Coupland, Richard Dawkins, Richard P. Feynman, C. S. Forester, Larry Gonick, Robert Graves, Nick Hornby, Lee Iacocca, Wendy Kaminer, Anna Quindlen, Bertrand Russell, Dorothy L. Sayers, David Sedaris, Alexander McCall Smith, Zadie Smith, J. R. R. Tolkien, Barbara W. Tuchman, Frans de Waal, Jessica Zafra (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBeers Books, Brand Bookstore, The Book Collector

Favorite librariesRizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University


Also onBlogger, BookMooch, eBay, Facebook, Flickr, Friendster, metafilter [num], MySpace, Yahoo Messenger, YouTube

Real nameMike A.

LocationQuezon City, Philippines

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/micketymoc (profile)
/catalog/micketymoc (library)

Member sinceSep 14, 2005

Currently readingThe Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time (P.S.) by John Kelly

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The Brethren by John Grisham
Silent Partner by Stephen Frey
Day Trader by Stephen Frey
Gai-Jin by James Clavell
Warrior Class by Dale Brown
Protégé by Stephen Frey
Monstrum by Donald James
The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy
The Stone Monkey by Jeffery Deaver
Whole Truth by David Baldacci
Alexandria Link by Steve Berry
The Last Juror by John Grisham
Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
ICON by Frederick Forsyth
The Secret Agent by Francine Mathews
The Jury by Steve Martini
Last Man Standing by David Baldacci
Hornet Flight by Ken Follett
Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy
The Partner by John Grisham
The Arraignment by Steve Martini
Trust Fund by Stephen Frey
Personal Injuries by Scott Turow
The List by Steve Martini
Patriot Games by Tom Clancy
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
All The Men Are Sleeping by D.R. Macdonald
Bourne Sanction by Robert Ludlum
Love the picture with the dog
Hi Mike,

Saw your comment on the profile of the only person other than me who had listed Shirley Fish's book on British occupation of the Philippines. Read it in Davao the last few days.

kinda' new to this librarything. and i love that there are people out there who share my fetish for wrapping books in plastic. i'm addicted to their smell as well.

will check out your list for new ones i can buy. :)
Thanks hnn! Have corrected the profile. (Strange - I used the "permalink" at the bottom of the cover view of my 20 most recent favorites... must report this bug to the higher-ups.)

I found your library very interesting, with a great overlap with my more recent interests (religion, atheism, philosophy, evolution, science & SF). I guess I will look a bit closer at your library to see if there is something I have missed buying :-). I am actually a book-a-holic, buying far more than I have time to read, like many people on LT...

Just a note: The link to "20 latest acquisitions" takes me to MY library, not yours... Maybe this is why karen_o made the surprised remark that she owns all your latest acquisitions...

Had to look at your profile after the comment in the LT blog. I'm pleasantly surprised to see that your 20 latest acquisitions are all books that I own! Even if there are one or two I haven't read yet...

I, too, suffer from the problem of buying them faster than I can read them. Don't quite know what to do about that, but I don't plan to stop buying books.

That was a very creative and fun Halloween photo!
Awww, I'm happy just to have participated. :)
That was a great and truly clever photo you submitted to LT for Halloween. In my opinion, you should have won the contest.

If you haven't read R.M. Meluch's "The Myriad" (Book 1 of her Tour of the Merrimack series) then I highly recommend it to you as good, fun space opera.

Take it easy,

your dog looks shocked. what exactly is hidden in the life of dogs?

hi. just accepted the invitation. havent opened my library thing account for a month now.

thanks for the invite.
cjv gave me a membership a year or two ago, and was trying to catalog my books using delicious library -then learned it can export lists to library thing. then discovered bookster and now it's all good.
Similar taste, different books!

If you've yet to have your fill of critiques on religion I'd wholeheartedly recommend anything in my 'critical theology' tag list. I think the most thorough antidote to Christian apologetics I've read (written from a staunchly objectivist standpoint) comes from George H. Smith in 'Atheism - The Case Against God.' Your religious friends will run a mile though. For a more humane approach, Richard Holloway (Bishop turned atheist) imparts his humanist ethic with wisdom and tact.
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