Search thejazzmonger's books

Random books from thejazzmonger's library

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

Double Cross (Alex Cross) by James Patterson

The Encyclopedia of Music Instruments of the Orchestra and the Great Composers by Max (Wendy Thompson) Wade-Matthews

What's So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey

Virtual Light by William Gibson

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel by David Mitchell

Members with thejazzmonger's books

Member gallery (11)

(see all 11 pictures)

RSS feeds

Recently-added books

thejazzmonger's reviews

Reviews of thejazzmonger's books, not including thejazzmonger's

Site design selection

Use the new design

Use the old design

The old design is no longer fully supported nor does it get full attention when we roll out new features. We strongly recommend using the new design.


Member: thejazzmonger

CollectionsYour library (313), Read but unowned (29), Favorites (2), Loaned (8), Wishlist (27), Currently reading (2), To read (17), All collections (349)

Reviews46 reviews

Tagshistory (35), politics (9), mystery (9), biography (8), World War II (7), art (7), American History (6), detective (5), philosophy (5), WWII (5) — see all tags

Cloudstag cloud, author cloud, tag mirror

Recommendations2 recommendations

About meI am a leading-edge Boomer and something of an old-fashioned geezer. By that I mean that I read newspapers. I can blog and all that, but I have to read at least ONE newspaper (preferably more) every day.

I read lots of history. Lately, I have been enthralled with the time period moving out of the Dark Ages into the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. Innovative, revolutionary seminal minds like Fibonacci, Descartes, Spinoza, Montesquieu and Blaise Pascal fascinate me.

I also like a good detective novel like John Sanford's Lucas Davenport series.

BIG music fan. I listen to music all the time. Mostly Jazz & Classical, but also Big Band & Oldies from the early 50s to the early (pre-Beatle) 60s. I am building a small collection of books on music, jazz & music history. I have a little music blog at:

About my libraryOnly partly entered. I'm working on it.

GroupsAmerican Revolution & Founding Fathers History, Ancient History, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Children's Literature, Classically Liberal, Crambo!, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Erotica, Evolve!, Hardboiled / Noir Crime Fictionshow all groups

Favorite authorsSamuel Taylor Coleridge, Joe Haldeman, Ernest Hemingway, John Lawton, John Sandford (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - The Ave at West Cobb, Bookmiser - Marietta

Favorite publishersChin Music Press


Also onBlogger, delicious, Facebook, Flickr, TED, Wordpress

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real nameSteve Dixon

LocationAtlanta GA

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/thejazzmonger (profile)
/catalog/thejazzmonger (library)

Member sinceSep 18, 2008

Currently readingStill Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? by Billy Crystal
The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) by Donna Tartt

Leave a comment


It occurred to me that you might be ill or having personal problems. Please let me know so that I can stop pestering you.

Hi Steve,

One thing I should mention: If you get a chance to crack the novel and find it just doesn't appeal to you, please let me know that too. With feedback, everything helps. Also, that $25 B&N gift card offer stands, whether or not you finish the book.

I really appreciate your interest, Steve.

Dear Steve,

Thanks for the comment on the "Films to see before you die" thread--we appear to share similar tastes in movies, as I like your list, too.

It occurs to me that, as you also seem to have an interest in science fiction, you might like the Green Dragon group--it's fantasy, sci fi, and the like, but tends to be quite a bit more active than many other groups, so you may find a discussion of nearly anything (except politics and religion!) there.

Thanks for your commendation in the

"Pro & Con Religion" thread, re Communism

and Socialism.

I donʻt have any academic or activist-work

credentials for my presentation of the affinities and

separations of Socialism and Communism.

I can remember the CPUSA (Communist, led by

[Gus Hall]) and the Socialists, led by successors

of [Norman Thomas] being on the ballot in my

home state , some 4 - 6 decades ago. The Socialists

were considered fairly strong FOR a "minor"

party, but still minor.

Iʻve said in othe threads that we Ameicans

like to ʻbe" Independents, but we DONʻT like

to vote for Independents -- and we like "minor"

parties still less. A feeling, I guess, that we

donʻt want to "waste our vote".
Then I am especially pleased you've gotten connected up with the group!
Hey jazzmonger -- thanks for adding me to your "interesting libraries" list -- and I'm glad you've accepted the invitation to the Group!
Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 92,820,178 books! | Top bar: Always visible