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CollectionsYour library (2,437), Currently reading (8), Fiction (972), Illustrated Fiction (6), Kindle (7), To read (353), Read but unowned (161), MHSL (561), Wishlist (83), To Finish (38), Favorites (20), Unread and unowned (85), All collections (3,278)

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About my librarySo many books, so little time!

Now that collections have been implemented, I am trying to enter all my fiction (mostly in boxes), even though I'm reading mostly nonfiction these days.

Here are the books I am
currently reading.

GroupsA Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, Atheism and humanism, Birmingham Alabama, Book links questions and help, Books that made me think, Brights, Bug Collectors, Build the Open Shelves Classification, Combiners!, Comicsshow all groups

Favorite authorsIain M. Banks, John Barth, Gregory Bateson, Michael Benedikt, Ray Bradbury, James Branch Cabell, Italo Calvino, Julio Cortázar, H. S. M. Coxeter, John Crowley, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Jared Diamond, Annie Dillard, Freeman Dyson, Phil Foglio, John Gardner, Alan Garner, Ursula K. Le Guin, N. Katherine Hayles, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Lewis Hyde, Milan Kundera, Ray Kurzweil, R. A. Lafferty, Nicholas Maxwell, Patricia A. McKillip, Carla Speed McNeil, Christopher Priest, Philip Pullman, Rudy Rucker, Loyal D. Rue, Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Chris Ware, Walter Watson, David Weissman, Edward O. Wilson, Jim Woodring, Robert Wright (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstores2nd & Charles, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Patton Creek, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - The Summit Birmingham, McKay Used Books - Chattanooga, McKay Used Books and CDs

Favorite librariesMervyn H. Sterne Library (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

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Member sinceNov 2, 2006

Currently readingBeing and Value: Toward Constructive Postmodern Metaphysics (Suny Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought) by Frederick Ferre
The Cage: Must, Should, and Ought from Is by David Weissman
Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Christopher Janaway
Ad Infinitum... The Ghost in Turing's Machine: Taking God Out of Mathematics and Putting the Body Back In. An Essay in Corporeal Semiotics by Brian Rotman
Technologics: Ghosts, the Incalculable, and the Suspension of Animation (S U N Y Series in Postmodern Culture) by Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
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Hey you increased your book size! Very cool. Now I can read them without clicking since I am so lazy. Have you thought about using any of the new LibraryThing enhancements? (picture gallary, etc.?)
Well, the Cabell group is now set up, here: . Please join unless you don’t want to, and spread the word if you know anyone else who might be interested. (I liked 'Figures of Mirth' but had set up the other title before I saw your suggestion.)
I mean to add a photo of the author or a Cabell-related image, but so far have produced only error codes. Also, there is some sort of textual glitch that Forbids the used of the word ‘style’ in Group Descriptions (I know this sounds too weird to be true, but ‘tis so), and in the last paragraph of the Group Description where you see the words ‘forbidden forbidden’ please substitute ‘style.’

I added your haiku to the LibraryThing Haikus page. I hope you don't mind.

My profile picture is a frame from my film "Transfigured," a 35mm art film produced by the NFB in which I animated the paintings of the eminent Canadian Westcoast modernist Jack Shadbolt. This frame is composed from three (plus) of his paintings. Shadbolt studied briefly under Emily Carr. He died at the age of 89 shortly after the film premiered. He loved the film, which uses matching actions and metamorphosis to take you through a surreal world composed entirely of his paintings, taken apart and animated to express them visually. Some tiny clips can be played at
Hi MK - i'm enjoying your posts in Consilience. They make me think.
Thanks! A bit of a pain, though.
Oops! I guess I can't place html in the comments field. Send me an email and I'll mail you the example.
To get images of your books in the "About Me" section do the following (thanks to GreyHead for originally helping me with this):

1. Get the permanent link of the book (right click on the link at the bottom right of the book's social information page, do properties, copy the URL).

2. Get the book cover link (right click on the book cover on the same social info page, do properties, copy the URL).

Use link #1 for the href tag, and link #2 for the src tag in the example below:

I've tried to rate only the books I've read completely. I've started several others in my library but not finished them. Of the ones we share, I've read about a third, and started 10 more. I haven't listed all my books yet, and look forward to LT implementing their collections so I can list "read but not owned", and "like to read or buy", etc. Thanks for saying hi: I'll try to peruse your library soon!
We have a very high overlap considering the size of your library. A lot of similarities in slightly off-beat areas. Have you read most of your books?
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