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About meRetired but still curious.
My interests tend towards History and Genealogy which I am exploring at my website and in my blog
I'm a member of the Library Thing Seattlite Discussion Group Book Club - Third Place Thingers

About my libraryTrying to get control of a rather unruly collection, mostly history and science fiction. As you can see I buy more books than I get around to reading. I was going to catch up when I retired. As it turns out, that just gave me more time to buy books.
About my book status tag: I have now completely converted my book status over to collections.
I am now the owner of several Kindles (got my first one for Father's Day a couple of years ago). Since the kindle books are proprietary I am going to treat them like any other book I own...just keep them in my Kindle bookcase as tag:ebook.
About my uncompleted collection: I have added this catagory to describe books that I, for one reason or another, did not or will not finish. It does not imply that I did not like the books. It just means I am faced with more books than time.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, American History, American Politics, American Revolution & Founding Fathers History, Baseball, BookMooching, Bug Collectors, Evolve!, Genealogy@LT, Happy Heathensshow all groups

Favorite authorsPaolo Bacigalupi, Stephen Baxter, Daniel J. Boorstin, Bill Bryson, Orson Scott Card, Jared Diamond, Neil Gaiman, Stephen Jay Gould, John Michael Greer, Neil Howe, China MiƩville, S. M. Stirling, William Strauss, Connie Willis, Simon Winchester (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Alderwood, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Northgate, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - University Village, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Woodinville, Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle), Ravenna Third Place Books, Third Place Books, University Book Store (Mill Creek Town Center), University Book Store, University of Washington, University Bookstore

Favorite librariesBothell Regional Library, Seattle Public Library (Central Library)


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Real nameBill

LocationIssaquah, WA

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Member sinceNov 6, 2007

Currently readingThe Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome by Alondra Nelson
Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 1) by Neal Stephenson
The Big Sky by A. B. Guthrie Jr.
A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel by Amor Towles
Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett
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