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Member: bobmonk

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Tagsfiction (233), music (198), jazz (77), african-american studies (76), biography (56), short stories (49), popular music (49), travel (46), reference (37), film criticism (32) — see all tags

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About meI have worked at a large new-and-used bookstore chain for over 21 years. Before that, I worked at SMU's Fondren Library and the UT-Austin main library. I have also written and performed music since about 1971. I have four kids, three out of the house, and a wife who has four times as many books as I do. I love books about music (but not so much music about books).

About my libraryMuch of my library is jazz and pop music-related: musician biographies, music criticism and reference. I also have a lot of fiction. Favorite fiction writers include Alice Munro, Kazuo Ishiguro, T.C. Boyle, Graham Greene, & Eudora Welty. Other collections include: race relations/black studies, baseball, travel/WPA Guides, New Orleans, and film criticism. I have art and reference books, too, but haven't listed many of them yet.

GroupsTexas History

Favorite authorsGraham Greene, Kazuo Ishiguro, Alice Munro (Shared favorites)

Homepagehttp://www.myspace.com/bobmonksingers

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Real nameSteve Leach

LocationDallas

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs http://www.librarything.com/profile/bobmonk (profile)
http://www.librarything.com/catalog/bobmonk (library)

Member sinceJul 14, 2006

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Noticed that you liked The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here (as well as on a few other book-related sites). I thought you might like my novel since it's been compared to that novel by a number of reviewers. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like. Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:

http://christophertusa.com/

Thanks,

Chris
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