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About meI am a graduate student. I read books and write papers. Everything else I do, I am probably not actually supposed to be doing. I do animal rescue, especially dog rescue. I am a reconstructed Marxist, basically a socialist, with anarcho-syndicalist tendencies, and I reserve the right to have a different opinion about any party line I choose to. I vote Democratic, because I am desperate to change our government, though I am rapidly coming to suspect that won't do it either... I have two rescued cocker spaniels, Duncan and Felix, and one of them, Felix takes Prozac. I am a lily-white Mexican (half Norwegian) from Phoenix, Arizona. Also, I am mad as a sack of cats.

About my libraryI have lots and lots of books. I like books about books, which is an increasingly viable sub-genre to embrace, because ever since El Club Dumas made a lot of money as The Ninth Gate, people have been writing these thrillers about books and book dealers, which I find sexy as hell. The Jasper Fforde books make me very happy indeed in this regard. I also love The Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast, because it's a story, and then they occasionally bust out with lists of books you should read. I have read most of the books on their lists, and made some great discoveries that way. I like discovering books that aren't on the featured racks at capitalist paradises like Barnes and Noble.

Most of the fiction books I have are ones I have not yet read. I seldom read a book twice, so unless I really, REALLY love a book, I generally give it away once I have read it. Still, there are some special collections I keep - certain genres, like books about books, vampire books that are good, Kurt Vonnegut firsts, Arturo Perez Reverte American firsts, a few other hyper modern and modern firsts, and books on revolution and history, since that's my work. For books I want to read, I use the Amazon wish list tool, even though most of them I will probably get from libraries. It's just a handy way to keep track of them, plus there are the pictures to remind me what they looked like. (I guess that means I'm a visual person?) That's here:

Kurt Vonnegut is my fantasy buddy author - in my head, he and I are friends, and hang out at the mall dissing capitalists for shopping.

My favorite book is Catch-22.


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