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I'm an avid reader as well as collector, which means I am constantly torn between preserving books and using them. I'm a musician, parent, and retired environmental engineer, but I work occasionally as a substitute teacher in my local middle and high schools.

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Please feel free to leave me a polite, private message if you find any errors in the entries in my catalog. Between errors in auto-load data sources and my own typos, there are bound to be mistakes, and the more we weed out from our catalogues, the better the LT database is.

My Library? It's all over the map and all over the house. Lot's of history and historical novels, but probably 1/3 fiction of some form. Six shelves of poetry - more than I can ever read, but I can read some from every volume before time runs out. A large number of reference works (history, literature, and language) because my interest in books and reading is also an interest in history and words.

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GroupsAlba gu bràth, Antiquarian Books, Austinites, Best of British, Book Care and Repair, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Christianity, Collectible Quotes, Eighteenth Century English Literature (1660 to 1832), Folio Society Devoteesshow all groups

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Preston L. Allen, Thomas Cahill, Willa Cather, Arthur C. Clarke, Billy Collins, Guy Davenport, Kate DiCamillo, Bart D. Ehrman, Kenneth Grahame, Jhumpa Lahiri, Malachi McCormick, H. V. Morton, Lewis Nordan, Kathleen Norris, Flann O'Brien, Arthur Quiller-Couch, David Rakoff, Marilynne Robinson, Richard Rohr, Edward Rutherfurd, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, Oscar Wilde (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBook People, City Lights Books, Half Price Books - Anderson Mill

Favorite librariesLake Travis Community Library, Library of Congress, New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Southern Methodist University Libraries - Fondren Library Center, The Boston Athenaeum

Favorite listsFolio Society, Read This Next

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LocationAustin, Texas

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Member sinceJul 6, 2006

Currently readingThe life of Samuel Johnson (Vols I thru III of III) by James Boswell
The Cloud of Unknowing by anonymous
Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius by St. Ignatius of Loyola
The Call to Discernment in Troubled Times: New Perspectives on the Transformative Wisdom of Ignatius of Loyola by Dean Brackley
The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
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