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CollectionsYour library (466)

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Tagsscience fiction (96), history (70), biography (41), fiction (33), travel (27), science (23), cookbook (21), culture (20), polymaths (17), philosophy (16) — see all tags

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About meA guy who likes to read. I am a dedicated user of mass transit, which allows me to read on my way to and from work almost every day.

About my libraryI have two 8 foot high custom made bookcases that were made probably 40 years ago or so for my great-aunt and great-uncle. I got them after they died. I also have a 5 foot high bookcase that I bought from a do it yourself store. All of my books fit into those bookcases, more or less. Once they get filled up, I start purging. That keeps the total number of books permanently below 500.

I had always bought a lot of books, but kept purging to avoid overflow. Now I buy fewer books and take more out from the library. Maybe one day, I'll buy another bookcase. . . .

GroupsAncient History, Books that made me think, Dewey Decimal Challenge, History at 30,000 feet: The Big Picture, LC Classification Challenge, Reading Globally

Favorite authorsFredric Brown, Allegra Goodman, Herodotus, Robert D. Kaplan, Larry Niven, Tom Perrotta, Robert J. Sawyer (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBook Trader, Harvard Book Store, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Quadrant Book Mart & Coffee House, Strand Bookstore

Favorite librariesNew York Public Library - Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, The Morgan Library & Museum, University of Washington - Suzzallo Library

Real nameDave

LocationMilwaukee

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceSep 25, 2006

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