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Tagsscience fiction (97), history (70), fiction (36), biography (35), travel (28), short stories (26), science (23), culture (20), cookbook (20), philosophy (19) — see all tags

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About meA guy who likes to read. For almost twenty years, I took mass transit to work, which allowed me to read for an hour almost every day. Now I work from home, which gives me even more time to read.

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, Dewey Decimal Challenge, History at 30,000 feet: The Big Picture, LC Classification Challenge, Reading Globally, Science Fiction Fans

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


Favorite bookstores57th Street Books, Book 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


Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceSep 25, 2006

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