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CollectionsYour library (681), Currently reading (9), To read (101), Read but unowned (153), All collections (832)

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Tagscomic books (224), fiction (224), superhero comics (133), unread (101), non superhero comics (97), nonfiction (96), marvel comics (92), classics (89), romance (76), comedy (72) — see all tags

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About meI'm a journalist and ex-bookseller. I like to read a lot of different things, and love to expand my horizons. I'd like to be something of a renaissance woman. Just ... a weird renaissance woman whose interests include classical books, Judaism, comic books, politics, feminism and the satanic ritual abuse scandals (even if I haven't read any books on the last one, yet).

About my libraryMy library mostly contains books that I own and am planning to keep (or haven't read yet). I recently started a "books I've read but don't own list," but it's pretty recent. Mostly I just keep track of what I own and like.

General things I would like to add to my library: more books related to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, more Charles Dickens, more Chaim Potok, Russian literature as translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, a collection of The 1,001 Nights/Arabian Nights, more pulp-tastic stories of mystical women who kill things, more books on Judaism, more books on journalism, more books on feminism, more classic sci-fi/fantasy, more comic books and some books on the satanic ritual abuse scandal, of course.

I found a place to start reading H.P. Lovecraft. I think I'll be able to get a lot more jokes now.

GroupsFeminist SF, Feminist Theory, Jewish Fiction, Judaica, Short Stories, Unread Support Group, What the Dickens...?

Favorite authorsCharlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, Guy de Maupassant, Alan Moore, Dorothy Parker, Chaim Potok, David Sedaris, William Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAtlantic Book Shops - Dover, DE, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Concord Pike, Blackwell's Oxford, Borders - Glendale - Atlas Park, Borders Books and Music - Newark, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash - East, Jim Hanley's Universe - Manhattan, Rainbow Music & Books, Strand Bookstore

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Member sinceDec 24, 2006

Currently readingThe Federalist Papers (Signet Classics) by Alexander Hamilton
The Canterbury Tales: Complete by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Oz Chronicles Volume 1 by L. Frank Baum
A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz
Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
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