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CollectionsYour library (1,870), e-books (37), Currently reading (6), Wishlist (49), Read more than once (3), To read (1), Read but unowned (17), Favorites (2), All collections (1,969)

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Tagsnon-fiction (873), fiction (747), philosophy (183), poetry (178), history (140), memoir (120), biography (116), politics (108), British (104), Australian (104) — see all tags

MediaNot set (7), Book (1,957), Paper Book (1,929), Ebook (21)

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About meTo me books are necessary furniture, artefacts and talismans that reflect humanity on its broader scale while holding particular meanings for us at a personal level.

I have a slight addiction to books as objects and so I am planning to resist buying more until I can: a) have read the majority of those currently in my library; b) move into a larger place that can more comfortably hold all my books; and c) purge some of them and share the ones I give up with charity.

That said, while I would like the opportunity to take time off for a 'reading holiday', books do not replace humans and real relationships and interactions in the real world. They are a supplement that complements a full and well-lived life.

About my libraryMy library is reasonably eclectic, but probably reflects some dominant themes in my interests, including politics, philosophy, architecture, poetry, wine, languages, travel, all things Spanish, mathematics, history and science as well as the obligatory loads of (mostly interesting I hope, but some trash no doubt) fiction.

I won't be formally reviewing every book I read, so let me know if you want an opinion about something that's rated but not reviewed.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Architext, Australian LibraryThingers, Book Collectors, Book Nudgers, BookCrossing Australia!, Books that made me think, Booze!, Byzantinistikshow all groups

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Real nameCharles Broughton

LocationBuenos Aires

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Member sinceJun 25, 2011

Currently readingHow to Taste Wine by Len Evans
Seven Types of Ambiguity by Elliot PERLMAN
The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
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Seeing Red: A Study in Consciousness (Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative) by Nicholas Humphrey
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