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CollectionsYour library (1,158), Currently reading (13), To read (125), Favorites (13), All collections (1,158)

Reviews71 reviews

TagsNon-Fiction (515), Fiction (460), History (259), America (165), Africa (127), Fantasy (124), Art (106), Graphic Novel (101), England (92), Forgotten Realms (85) — see all tags

MediaNot set (6), Book (1,152), Paper Book (1,106), Audiobook (27), Ebook (4)

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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, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, 75 Books Challenge for 2017, 75 Books Challenge for 2018, 75 Books Challenge for 2019, 75 Books Challenge for 2020, 75 Books Challenge for 2021, All Books Africa

Favorite authorsJorge Luis Borges, Alain de Botton, Patrick French, 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)


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

Account typepublic

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Member sinceSep 24, 2007

Currently readingThe Honourable Company: A History of the English East India Company by John Keay
Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire 2 Volumes by Edward Gibbon
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
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