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About meI am a lawyer by trade. I have loved reading from a young age. I enjoy browsing other people's bookshelves to get a sense of what other people are reading (and thus thinking about). I always wonder what conclusions other people draw from looking at the books that I have read.

About my libraryThis library is primarily my own but has some of my wife's books as well. She borrows more titles from our local library where as I enjoy the feeling of ownership over the book. The library reflects my interests in history, architecture, art, and literature. It also reflects a long-standing love of fantasy. The large number of unread books demonstrates my inability to stop buying books or asking for books as presents for birthdays and Christmas.

I recently added about 50 books culled from my grandparents' library. Most of these deal with Africa and African art as both subjects were long-standing interests of theirs. I would have loved to have added all of their books to my own but lack the room to store them.

This library does not include (with a few exceptions) the large amount of children's books owned by my kids.

Someday I may attempt to update this collection with a list of books that I have read but do not own. While I have kept track of all of the books I have read for several years, the thought of trying to recollect all the books I have read is a daunting task.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, All Books Africa

Favorite authorsJorge Luis Borges, Alain De Botton, Alexandra Fuller, Neil Gaiman, Peter Godwin, Hergé, Jane Jacobs, Steven Johnson, Robert Jordan, James A. Michener, Alan Moore, Patrick O'Brian, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Samantha Power, Stan Sakai, William Shakespeare, Neal Stephenson, Rory Stewart (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBig Brain Comics, Half Price Books - St. Louis Park, The BookCase, Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers

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Real nameErik

LocationEden Prairie

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Member sinceSep 24, 2007

Currently readingThe Honourable Company: A History of the English East India Company by John Keay
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
The White House: An Illustrated Architectural History by Patrick Phillips-Schrock
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Good Poems, American Places by Garrison Keillor
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Saw you're having trouble with a thread not showing up. Try checking to see if you accidentally hit the red X to ignore it. I think that overrides the star.
I hope to get to the post office tomorrow. I'll be sure to mail the book to you then.

Regarding the Gardner Heist. Recently there was an article in our local newspaper that mentioned an organized crime connection. But, that truly isn't anything new.

I grieve the loss of Rembrandt Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Gailiee and Vermeer's The Concert.

Living an hour and 1/2 from NYC, I try to visit the Metropolitan Art Museum frequently. The Rembrandt paintings there are dark and gloomy vs. the light filled work that was stolen.

Erik

I'm sorry for the loss of your beloved lab! You mentioned your nine year old daughter is still having a difficult time, and you asked if Good Dog.Stay. would be a suitable book for her.

If you would like, I'll send the book to you. If interested, simply post your home address on my home page and I'll get it out to you asap.

I very much enjoyed your review of [The Monuments Men]. If you are interested in stolen art,:
then I highly recommend The Gardner Heist:

http://www.librarything.com/work/6483183/book/57360981
That's precisely what I meant, and what I needed. Next week sometime I'll send it off, and leave you a message here when it's done.

Cheers
RMD
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