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CollectionsTo read (358), Your library (6,631), Currently reading (4), All collections (6,992)


TagsFiction (2,666), Movies (1,406), History (1,050), Mysteries (966), Historical fiction (635), Biography (564), Politics (512), Ireland (421), Fantasy (354), Military history (286) — see all tags


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About meAm a recovering librarian, adjusting to a rather early retirement, after being made redundant toward the end of 2011. May look for a new career later but am enjoying the liberating experience of tidying house and throwing out lots of accumulated paperwork from my 37 years work in libraries. Also I can catch up with some reading.

About my libraryStill a work in progress as there seems to be quite a few things I'm having to catalogue from scratch. The collection mostly contains the books I've read/used and still own. Have disposed of many over the years so am not going to attempt to list those or ones I've borrowed. There's also a garage full of rejects (not listed) that I won't get round to reading again and that I'm flogging on various websites.
Have had many subject interests over the years so some collections have expanded during periods of intense interest whilst others have contracted. I tend to buy books faster than I read them but I regard that as saving for my old age. The next job might be to catalogue my collection of DVDs and videos which should keep me busy for quite some time.


Favorite authorsPeter Ackroyd, Diana Athill, George Baxt, Tony Benn, E. F. Benson, Poppy Z. Brite, Albert Camus, Dennis Cooper, Charles Dickens, Patrick Gale, André Gide, Joseph Hansen, Hermann Hesse, Derek Jarman, Francis King, Joe R. Lansdale, Armistead Maupin, Dorothy Parker, Felice Picano, Steven Saylor, Rex Stout, Hunter S. Thompson, Anthony Trollope, Gore Vidal, Tom Wakefield, Tennessee Williams (Shared favorites)

Real nameJeff O'Regan

LocationLeigh-on-Sea, Essex

Account typepublic

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Member sinceMar 12, 2011

Currently readingThe architecture of Red Vienna, 1919-1934 by Eve Blau
Chance witness : an outsider's life in politics by Matthew Parris
The mirror & the light by Hilary Mantel
A home at the end of the world by Michael Cunningham

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