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CollectionsYour library (617), Wishlist (65), Currently reading (4), To read (442), Read but unowned (592), Favorites (102), All collections (1,366)

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Tagsfiction (416), non-fiction (278), American (173), British (140), Canadian (137), history (134), translated (109), politics (99), public domain (91), Wikisource (85) — see all tags

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About meSometimes, all you need is a book and a hot cup of coffee.
* I couldn't find "The Catcher in the Rye" in my teens, so I read "The Great Gatsby" instead.
* I've tried to read at the beach but the waves and the dogs kept licking me.
* Jobs that I have had: clerk, courier, paralegal, photographer, reporter, researcher, teacher, writer.
* I would like to own and operate an independent cinema.
* Authors who I have had the good fortune to meet: Margaret Atwood, Nino Ricci, Salman Rushdie, and Umberto Eco.

Status:
* Translating Yukio Mishima's [The Music] into English. Now on Chapter 15.
* Completed Master's in Politics (Aug. 30, 2016).
* Vacillating between a politics PhD, MLIS, history MA, War Studies MA, LLB, MFA in Creative Writing.

About my libraryHere be anything that perks my interest and can sustain it against twenty other books each month.
* Longest Novel I've Read: Yukio Mishima's "The Sea of Fertility," 1,418 pp. (longer than LOTR @ 1,008 pp).
* Book #1,000: Churchill's "Great Contemporaries" (2012.9.12).
* Books I Want to Read Before I Die: Proust's [In Search of Lost Time], [The Tale of Genji], [Dream of the Red Chamber].

GroupsAncient China, Ancient History, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Canadian Bookworms, Comics, Geeks who love the Classics, Japanese Literature, Science Fiction Fans, The Globeshow all groups

Favorite authorsTetsu Kariya, Scott Adams, Anton Chekhov, Robertson Davies, Guy Delisle, Emily Dickinson, John English, Frantz Fanon, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Robert Frost, Barbara Gowdy, Graham Greene, Ernest Hemingway, Chalmers Johnson, Franz Kafka, Michiko Kakutani, John Maynard Keynes, Margaret Laurence, Jack London, Lawrence Martin, Yukio Mishima, Friedrich Nietzsche, Michael Okuda, George Orwell, Plato, Mordecai Richler, Salman Rushdie, William Shakespeare, Osamu Tezuka, Miriam Toews, Voltaire, Oscar Wilde, Slavoj Žižek (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBakka-Phoenix Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookstore, BMV (Edward Street), Book City (The Beach), Book Stage, Chapters - World's Biggest Book Store, China Book Store, Coles - Gerrard Square, Seekers Books, Sun Wa Bookstore

Favorite librariesArchivum Secretum Vaticanum | Vatican Secret Archives, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Bodleian Library, Great Library, Law Society of Upper Canada, Leslie Frost Library [York University, Glendon College], Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy, Toronto Public Library, Scott Library [York University], Toronto Public Library - Gerrard-Ashdale, Toronto Public Library - Northern Elms, Toronto Public Library - Toronto Reference Library

Other favoritesArt Gallery of Ontario, The Central, Royal Ontario Museum

Real nameGord

LocationToronto

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJan 23, 2011

Currently readingLa Musique by Yukio Mishima
Origin: A Novel by Dan Brown
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House Paperback by Michael Wolff
Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Vol. 1: Dawn by Yoshiki Tanaka

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