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CollectionsYour library (1,356), Experimental (22), Currently reading (5), Review pending (431), Recommended, unowned (3), ARC (12), In Translation (174), Read but unowned (1), All collections (1,362)


Tagsliterature (263), ideas (202), SF (201), philosophy (179), science (105), history (104), the quest (86), graphic novels (70), art (64), compilation (60) — see all tags

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About meBetter well brain'd than ill read.

Bookstore employee, coffee drinker, cat-less (difficult choice). I read far less than I want to, though it's quite a bit more than average. My background is in philosophy and physics, and it probably shows in my collection.
Say Hi if you want, I'm slowly becoming more active on LT.

About my libraryMostly just stuff I'm interested in that I've picked up from work. I'm pretty lazy, so there's been almost no attempt to dive in depth into any one area, or gather an extensive set of material on a single subject, though they both have their appeal.

If I've rated it, I've read it. I rate based on how well the book is written (highly subjective) and how much I enjoy it (objective). Big stars go out to books that impress and amaze, even despite a few flaws. I have almost no desire to keep low rated books, but some are so fascinatingly terrible that I just have to keep them around.

About my Collections: Experimental denotes books that play around with the form or content, even if the author wasn't "experimenting". ARC means Advanced Readers Copy. Review Pending is a goad to review my books, starting with those with 10 or fewer reviews. Hopeful but ineffective pipe dream? Maybe. Probably.

The tags aren't complete. I don't really see how they could be. Every few months I'll get the energy, but I never really make it that far.

Groups75 books in 2014? Why not., Non-Fiction Readers, Questers Who Are Interested In This Group, Science!, Spam Fighters!, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsHannah Arendt, Iain M. Banks, Simone de Beauvoir, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, Anne Carson, Daniel C. Dennett, William Gibson, Haruki Murakami, Carl Sagan, Neal Stephenson, Bill Watterson, Slavoj Žižek (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresMcNally Robinson Booksellers - Saskatoon


Real nameGeof


Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceOct 26, 2005

Currently readingShadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Carl Sagan
Grimms' Tales for Young and Old: the Complete Stories by Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm
The Plague Of Fantasies by Slavoj Zizek
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman
Good Book, The by A C Grayling

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Oh, and thanks for the link, too - that was interesting.
(And: That was quick!)

(I was just thinking about Dolphy -- because last week was the 50th anniversary of the Out to Lunch! sessions - I went looking for a photo....)
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