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CollectionsYour library (6,401), Withdrawn (357), Wishlist (77), To read (3), Read but unowned (400), Favorites (4), Nook (95), Kindle (11), Do Not Own (47), Currently reading (5), All collections (6,449)

Reviews364 reviews

TagsULTB (581), history (519), travel (481), religion (416), illustrated (408), fiction (393), novel (391), guide (300), fantasy (264), pictorial (254) — see all tags

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Recommendations10 recommendations

About meManager of Planning and Scheduling for Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE), powered by Veolia Transportation; formerly, Manager of Scheduling for MTA Long Island Bus.

About my libraryMy collection includes books that my wife owns. I have about 3000-4000 books, and am in the process of cataloging them, about 100 a week. My interests include public transportation (rail, buses, scheduling), travel, linguistics and languages, some fantasy and science fiction, Oulipo, religion, Episcopal church, Enneagram, mathematics, almanacs. I also collect city maps and public transport timetables.
Flash! By Memorial Day, 2007, I have now reached over 4,000 books.
Since the beginning of 2008, I have 4600 books, some of my catalog includes books withdrawn, or "library books".
I reached 5,000 entries on July 4, 2008 Imnow cycling books out of storage (and some back), but also withdrawing.
I am at 5,600+ entries from the beginning of January 2010.
6,000 books from Nov 2011.
6,449 books in Nov 204

Groups25 technical nonfiction books per year, A Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, All Things New England, Amazon's Kindle, Archivists on LibraryThing, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Bestsellers over the Years, Book Listers UNITE!, Books in 2025: The Future of the Book World, Books on Booksshow all groups

Favorite authorsPatrick M. Arnold, Robert Bly, Jorge Luis Borges, Octavia E. Butler, Moyra Caldecott, Italo Calvino, Orson Scott Card, Agatha Christie, Paulo Coelho, Susan Cooper, Saint John of the Cross, Robertson Davies, Diana L. Eck, Shusaku Endo, Episcopal Church, Clarissa Pinkola Est├ęs, David Hackett Fischer, Northrop Frye, Malcolm Gladwell, Rumer Godden, Edward T. Hall, Roy Harris, Edward M. Hays, Mark Helprin, Frank Herbert, Susan Howatch, Jan Karon, Morton T. Kelsey, Katherine Kurtz, Mercedes Lackey, Madeleine L'Engle, Doris Lessing, C. S. Lewis, Kevin Lynch, George MacDonald, Anne McCaffrey, Gita Mehta, James A. Michener, Desmond Morris, Kathleen Norris, Helen Palmer, Georges Perec, Chaim Potok, Michelin Travel Publications, Raymond Queneau, J. K. Rowling, John A. Sanford, Jack E. Schramm, Moacyr Scliar, Paul Scott, Nancy E. Shaw, Massey Hamilton Shepherd, Dan Simmons, Jane Smiley, Richard Tames, Shashi Tharoor, Phyllis Tickle, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, World Almanac, Arthur M. Young (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstores192 Books, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Country Glen Center, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Main Store, Book Revue, Borders - Manhattan - Penn Plaza, Idlewild Books, The Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore, The Concord Bookshop

Favorite librariesEast Meadow Public Library, North Bellmore Public Library, North Merrick Public Library

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Real nameRobert (Bob) Campbell

LocationBellmore, NY 11710

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 10, 2006

Currently readingAnathem by Neal Stephenson
Harry Potter's bookshelf the great books behind the Hogwarts adventures by John Granger
The Nine Dots: Discovering the Three Faces of Self Using the Enneagram by Ian Cogdell
Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love: What Neuroscience Can--and Can't--Tell Us About How We Feel by Giovanni Frazzetto
Notes on a century : reflections of a Middle East historian by Bernard Lewis

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