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About my libraryYou can find my favorite fiction tagged as "pure genius." I also have a WikiThing page, which was never more than a work in progress, but which fell to the wayside at some point when I was writing my doctoral thesis.

My library doesn't reflect all the books I've read, nor even necessarily all the ones I've enjoyed. I went through a home fire several years back, which means I lost quite a few of the books I loved dearly. Some have been replaced, but most have been left missing because I'm usually more interested in reading something new than in rehashing an old fave. With the exception of a very few books tagged as "lent to..." or in the collection "read but unowned," any book that is listed in my catalog is physically present in my home.

My rating system corresponds to letter grades - 5 = A, 4 = B, 3 = C, 2 = D, and 1 = F. In other words, 1's & 2's were really bad (and consequently, not many of them remain in my library for very long); 3's were average; 4's and 5's I really enjoyed.

GroupsBoard for Extreme Thing Advances, Bug Collectors, Early Reviewers, Ethical Theory, FantasyFans, Happy Heathens, Libertarian Cooking, Malazan, Philosophy and Theory, Reading Globallyshow all groups

Favorite authorsCharles Dickens, Ralph Ellison, Steven Erikson, William Faulkner, Ursula K. Le Guin, Hermann Hesse, John Stuart Mill, Vladimir Nabokov, Friedrich Nietzsche, Plato, Thomas Winfried Menko Pogge, Kim Stanley Robinson, Salman Rushdie, Geoff Ryman, Amartya Sen, John Steinbeck, J. R. R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)

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LocationPittsburgh, PA

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Member sinceMar 17, 2007

Currently readingDavid Hume: Moral and Political Theorist by Russell Hardin
Searoad by Ursula K. LeGuin
The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Kate Pickett
Justice and the Politics of Difference: [New in Paper] by Iris Marion Young
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes
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