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TagseBook (155), 20th Cent. fiction (126), fantasy (123), English lit (98), children's lit (93), science fiction (86), mystery (76), comics (67), Read in 2010 (65), poetry (64) — see all tags


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About meBook junkie. Reading omnivore.

About my library"Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?" he asked. "Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop."

"Books, books, books had found the secret of a garret-room piled high with cases in my father's name; Piled high, packed large, where, creeping in and out among the giant fossils of my past, like some small nimble mouse between the ribs of a mastodon, I nibbled here and there at this or that box, pulling through the gap, in heats of terror, haste, victorious joy, the first book first. And how I felt it beat under my pillow, in the morning's dark. An hour before the sun would let me read! My books!"
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Let us read and let us dance ... two amusements that will never do any harm to the world."

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
Jorge Luis Borges

READ IN 2021

A Fine and Private Place (1960)- Peter S.Beagle
Village Story (1951)- Celia Buckmaster
An English Murder (1951)- Cyril Hare
The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories (2020)- ed.Christopher Philippo
The Croaking Raven (1966)- Gladys Mitchell
Frog Pond Splash: Collages by Ray Johnson with Texts by William S.Wilson (2020)
High Tech and Hot Pot: Encounters and Escapades Inside China (2020)- Stephan Orth
Portrait of a Murderer:A Christmas Crime Story(1933)-Anne Meredith
The Liar's Dictionary (2020)- Eley Williams
Stephen Leacock (2009)- Margaret MacMillan
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street (2015)- Natasha Pulley
The Psychic Soviet (2010)- Ian F.Svenonius
The Anubis Gates (1983)- Tim Powers
Midsummer Murder (1956)- Cecil M.Wills
Miss Hargreaves: A Novel (1940)- Frank Baker
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)- Agatha Christie
The Arrest (2020)- Jonathan Lethem
The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne (2020)- Elsa Hart
The Lost Future of Pepperharrow (2020)- Natasha Pulley
Rhododendron Pie (1930)- Margery Sharp
Four Gardens (1935)- Margery Sharp
Myself and My Aims:Writings on Art and Criticism (2021)-Kurt Schwitters
The Horn (1934)- Brian Flynn
The American Speed Shop:Birth and Evolution of Hot Rodding (2021)-Bob McClurg
Way Station (1963)- Clifford D.Simak
The Cabinda Affair (1949)- Matthew Head
Golden Guilt (1940)- Francis Gerard
A Chelsea Concerto (1959)- Frances Faviell
Klara and the Sun (2021)- Kazuo Ishiguro
The Devil in the Bush (1945)- Matthew Head
Harlequin House (1939)- Margery Sharp

GroupsAmerican History, Bug Collectors, Canadian Bookworms, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Early Reviewers, Fine Press Forum, friends of Maugham, New York Review Books, Non-Fiction Readers, Rare, Old or Offbeatshow all groups

Favorite authorsChris Adrian, Eric Ambler, Kingsley Amis, John Banville, Nicola Barker, William Boyd, John Buchan, William S. Burroughs, A. S. Byatt, Raymond Chandler, Charles Dickens, Philip K. Dick, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, William Gaddis, Graham Greene, Henry Green, Jim Harrison, Shirley Hazzard, Harry Mathews, Thomas McGuane, David Mitchell, Haruki Murakami, Alexandre Dumas, pere, Thomas Pynchon, Raymond Queneau, Sir Walter Scott, W. G. Sebald, Tobias Smollett, Gertrude Stein, Laurence Sterne, Graham Swift, Angela Thirkell, Anthony Trollope, Jules Verne (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresThe Park Slope Community Bookstore

Favorite librariesBrooklyn Public Library - Park Slope


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Real nameAllan Bealy


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Member sinceFeb 8, 2007

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