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Member: Jamie638

CollectionsYour library (1,776)

Reviews109 reviews

TagsClassical music (240), Piano solo (129), Historical novel (98), Medicine (93), Orchestral score (92), Piano duet (67), Trains (58), Vocal score (44), NYC subways (39), Civil War (32) — see all tags

MediaNot set (236), Book (1,518), Paper Book (1,360), Audiobook (1), Sound Recording (4), Other (18), Printed music (4)

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About meI am a physician who has been an avid bibliophile since I learned to read at age 4. The great majority of my books however, have nothing to do with medicine. After spending a day (and an occasional night) making life-or-death decisions, I need the diversion of music. As you can tell from my tag list, classical music both as a listener and a performer (piano) is my main love. I can truly attest to the fact that "music hath charms to soothe a savage breast". I am also interested in trains, especially subway systems (that of NYC is my favorite as I was born and raised in Brooklyn, but I'm also a fan of the London Underground though I've never been there and the Berlin U-Bahn as I have been there), historical novels (particularly those about ancient Rome and medieval England), and wordplay (I am an expert crossword puzzle solver and even had a brief cameo in the movie "Wordplay"). Create your own visitor map!

About my libraryI have been building my library since my childhood. Most of the books that I acquired before 1997 were bought at various Barnes and Noble stores in the NYC area. Since then, I have purchased the great majority of my books from Many of the books in my library are out of print. I have found to be an invaluable resource in locating copies of otherwise unavailable books.

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GroupsAmerican Civil War, Ancient History, Classical Music, Historical Fiction, Librarything Railroad (The LTR), Music History, Performance, and Theory, Upstate New Yorkers

Favorite authorsJoe Abercrombie, John Biggins, Fiona Buckley, Tom Clancy, James Clavell, Pat Conroy, Jack Finney, Robert Graves, Peter F. Hamilton, Joseph Heywood, George R. R. Martin, Colleen McCullough, David McCullough, James A. Michener, Hope Muntz, Sharon Kay Penman, Philip Roth, Samuel Shem, Jean Shepherd, William Styron, Herman Wouk (Shared favorites)

Real nameJamie S. Weiner

LocationPainted Post, NY

Account typepublic

URLs /profile/Jamie638 (profile)
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Member sinceMar 4, 2007

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