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CollectionsYour library (1,857)

Reviews1,421 reviews

TagsHistory (431), Political Science (386), Caribbean (325), Political Theory (273), Literature (207), Politics (169), Authors I know (163), Science Fiction (154), Philosophy (147), Fantasy (122) — see all tags

MediaNot set (67), Book (1,789), Paper Book (1,648), Ebook (20), Other (1), Map (1)

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Recommendations1 recommendations

About meI read. It is a central part of who I am. Many of the books listed have to do with my work, but by no means all. I'm a political scientist, focused on Latin America and the Caribbean (more the latter than the former), and political theory (and the overlap between political theory and the Caribbean -- there's more than you might think).

About my libraryIt's mixed. Many of the books are ones I have in my office, some are books I have at home. It's a work in progress. I read science fiction, fantasy, and alternative history for pleasure. Not surprisingly, most of the books in my collection have something to do with my academic interests and work. I also like books of blunders, typos and curiosities (when you have students who tell you the Soviet Union was founded by John Lenin, you need a laugh).

GroupsAtlanta Bibliophiles, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Caribbean Literature in English, Children's Fiction, FantasyFans, Humor, Making Light Denizens, Philosophy and Theory, Science Fiction Fans

Favorite authorsChinua Achebe, Manuel Álvarez Torneiro, John Barnes, Louise Bennett, William Blake, Dennis Bloodworth, Anthony Bogues, Edward Kamau Brathwaite, Kamau Brathwaite, Patrick Bryan, Tobias S. Buckell, Lord Byron, Constantine Cavafy, Susanna Clarke, Friedrich Engels, Eric Flint, John M. Ford, Herald Froy, Neil Gaiman, Robert Graves, John Hearne, Nalo Hopkinson, Arend Lijphart, Michael Manley, Karl Marx, Brian Meeks, George Mikes, John Stuart Mill, John Milton, Alma Hyacinth Bernadette MockYen, Pamela Mordecai, Mervyn Morris, V. S. Naipaul, Rex M. Nettleford, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Friedrich Nietzsche, Denys Parsons, Orlando Patterson, Philip Pullman, Kim Robinson-walcott, Dennis Scott, Olive Senior, George Bernard Shaw, Wallace Stevens, I. F. Stone, Tracy B. Strong, Charles Stross, Hugh Thomas, J. R. R. Tolkien, Harry Turtledove, Peter Ustinov, Gore Vidal, Helen Waddell, Derek Walcott, Jo Walton, Anita M. Waters, Max Weber, Eric Williams, Garry Wills, Simon Winchester, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Hume Wrong, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Roger Zelazny, Hans Zinsser (Shared favorites)


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Real nameF.S.J. Ledgister

LocationAtlanta, GA USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceSep 13, 2005

Currently readingAxis by Robert Charles Wilson

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