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CollectionsYour library (191), Wishlist (15), Currently reading (4), To read (20), Read but unowned (122), All collections (325)

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TagsFiction (87), Non-Fiction (43), Historical Fiction (32), Humor (24), Family (20), Memoir (16), New York (15), Magical Realism (14), American (14), Murder (12) — see all tags

MediaBook (325), Paper Book (315), Audiobook (5), Ebook (5)

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About meI've been an avid reader since high school almost 30 years ago. I was lucky enough to come across the right teacher at the right time and reading has been a passion ever since. I'm Canadian (Toronto) but currently live in Northern New Jersey after having spent 6 years living in Tokyo. I love award winning books but really enjoy recommendations from friends and family more than anything else. It's a great way to understand people and to connect with them - what you read says a lot about who you are

About my libraryI try to read books recommended by people I meet and find interesting. Authors and writing styles appeal to me more than genres. If it is well written then the subject matter is secondary.

GroupsOne LibraryThing, One Book

Favorite authorsMichael Chabon, Dave Eggers, Jonathan Tropper (Shared favorites)

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Real nameRick Kates

LocationRidgewood NJ

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceFeb 20, 2009

Currently readingYalo (Rainmaker Translations) by Elias Khoury
The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum
The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

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