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Member: rjacobs17

CollectionsYour library (543), Currently reading (1), To read (1), All collections (543)

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Tagsfiction (129), literature (83), history (64), fantastic literature (54), nonfiction (46), poetry (40), fantasy (40), biography (39), adventure (28), (26) — see all tags

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About meCurrently Reading: Nickolas Nickelby; Phineas Redux, Trollope, Wolf Hall; Mantel, The Metaphysics; Aristotle, The Book of Genesis;Robert Alter

About my libraryI live in Strafford, PA, with 3 rooms still lined with books. Background, Norwegian, Sicilian (not Italian, my grandfather always reminded me), and Manx. I still work as a managing editor and compliance officer in the stock brokerage industry. Between reading and bicycle trips the rest of my time is full. I have 55 years of entries, most of which were physically lost in a flood seven years ago. This site is for fiction, historical fiction (a current favorite), philosophy, history, and a special love of 19th century romanticism. I still think Michael Dirda is our most reliable and interesting book reviewer, harder to find since his blog went dark. Although most of my historical library is non-fiction - histories, biographies, philosophy - recently I have concentrated primarily on fiction and poetry, especially Elizabethan and Chinese.

GroupsAdventure Classics, Favorite Bookstores

Favorite authorsItalo Calvino, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Fritz Leiber, Stendhal, Anthony Trollope, Howard Waldrop (Shared favorites)

Real nameRichard

LocationStrafford, Pennsylvania, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceFeb 2, 2008

Currently readingA Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and Their Remarkable Families by Michael Holroyd

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