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About meI am the founder and lead developer of LibraryThing.

About my libraryMy interests run to ancient history, Greek and Latin. So far I've done maybe 1/2 of what I have. Frankly, it's also gotten a bit mixed-up and redundant, as I use this account for testing. (There are a couple books I test out with, because I know they have certain fields or are in certain libraries.) That said, I've got a good chunk of my history, religion and archaeology in. Greek, Latin and novels to come....

Groups18th-19th Century Britain, Accessibility on LibraryThing, Alexander the Great, American Civil War, American History, Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts, Ancient Egypt, Ancient History, Arab, North African and Middle Eastern Literature, Archaeologyshow all groups

Favorite authorsKate Auspitz, Ernestus Badian, George Ewart Bean, Walter Burkert, Callimachus, Lisa Carey, C. P. Cavafy, C. W. Ceram, Josh Christie, Philippe Coudray, Michael H. Crawford, Robertson Davies, M. I. Finley, Robin Lane Fox, Paul Fussell, Edward Gorey, Paul Graham, Peter Green, Peter Green, Daniel J. Harrington, Herodotus, S. C. Humphreys, Saint I, Patriarch of Constantinople Germanus, Ibn Khaldūn, Ludwig Koenen, Jaron Lanier, Nicholas Lash, Longus, Sabine MacCormack, John McWhorter, Jon Meacham, John Paul Meier, Arnaldo Momigliano, Peter Morville, Vladimir Nabokov, Ovid, Ruth Scodel, Tim Spalding, Tim Spalding, Mark Twain, David Weinberger (Shared favorites)

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Favorite librariesAndover-Harvard Theological Library - Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge Public Library - Main Branch, Center for Hellenic Studies Library - Harvard University, J. Josephine Tucker Library - Concord Academy, Library of Congress, Maine Charitable Mechanic Association Library, Portland Public Library, Portland Public Library - Peaks Island Branch, Portsmouth Athenaeum, Schlesinger Library - Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, The Boston Athenaeum, The Library of Celsus, Ephesus

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Favorite lists100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (That Are Older Than 200 Years), Best Roman Empire Books, Best Science Fiction Novels, A Child's Book Tour of Greece, Favorite Childhood Books, Religious Science Fiction, Top Five Books of 2013


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Currently readingA marginal Jew : rethinking the historical Jesus by John P. Meier
Mesopotamia: Assyrians, Sumerians, Babylonians by Enrico Ascalone
Philip II of Macedonia by Ian Worthington
A history of warfare by John Keegan
Greeks and Romans in the modern world by Roger-Paul Droit
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Happy Thingaversary, Tim!
Happy Thingaversary, Tim! Thank you for creating this wonderful literary playground and sharing it with all of us.
Good meeting you and your wife this weekend. Just signed up for the site and looking forward to exploring more.

- Stephen Lee
Not sure where it's appropriate to send this, but this comment seemed quite offensive:


We have a spammer in our R.E. Lee thread; can you help?...

Since you never answer my messages does that mean they are inappropriate or that you are busy elsewhere?


When I post a topic or thread I always get:

"This message has been deleted by its author."

But then the thread goes up as expected.

Does this happen with everyone now? It didn't use to.
Comment on this image. Image comments only appear on your own profile page and the image page itself.
This is a test.
Just a fyi.

In our History Group the code for Touchstones is not currently working for

Michael Korda [Clouds of Glory-the Life and Legend of R.E. Lee].

See thread for example of same:

Am sure you have 1001 more important things but just thought I would mention it.

Enjoy and thanks again for LT.


Looking at the "Early Revierers" list I clicked on the button to request a book and it program sent me to my own home page. When I went back to the "Early Revierers" list the book had not been checked as requested.
Just in case you were unaware:

It concerns a "mirror" site for LT, except, in this case, it's more like a counterfeit than anything. It also has some flash stuff going on, so you'd want to visit it with a browser that doesn't have it (or at least has it disabled).

Kinda creepy. Whois says it's a Canadian website...

If you have a lawyer, I'd put them in attack mode.
Wow! another badge. Thanks Tim.
Tim, thanks for the badge! I feel like a boy scout again, only much better, knowing that's gone from my life! --James
Aw thank you for the badges Tim.
Thank you for the "Spam-fighting" badges, Tim.

The way you describe the badges I feel I should don a cape and mask, and join the League of Spam-Fighters.



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