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Jun 5, 2006
Real Name
Cosma Shalizi
About My Library
This is (or will be, when I finish adding books) the union of what I own with what I've read since 1994 or so. Some of what I've returned to libraries, sold, given away, etc., is marked as such.

Rating is sporadic and approximate. Roughly: 5 = "personal favorite; you must read this, at least if you're me"; 4 = very good (either for entertainment or instruction). 3.5 = good but not very good. 3 = OK, not painful. 2 = bad. 1 = horrible.

Reviews are links to my website.

Tagging is sporadic, not particularly consistent, and opinionated.

Reading and purchase dates are only sporadically entered. Many are approximate, because I only recorded month or academic year. (Yes, it's probably OCD-spectrum to record the date in the first place.)
About Me
Weblog: Three-Toed Sloth, http://bactra.org/weblog/
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Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA
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http://bactra.org/
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Eric Ambler, Stanislav Andreski, Stanislaw Andrzejewski, V. I. Arnold, W. Ross Ashby, Iain Banks, Jacques Barzun, Greg Bear, John Tyler Bonner, Raymond Boudon, Samuel Bowles, Ernest Bramah, Lois McMaster Bujold, Italo Calvino, William H. Calvin, L. Sprague de Camp, Karel Čapek, Lauren Henderson, C. J. Cherryh, Arthur C. Clarke, Norman Cohn, Evan S. Connell, Frederick C. Crews, E. E. Cummings, Avram Davidson, Daniel C. Dennett, Joan Didion, Lord Dunsany, Greg Egan, Barbara Ehrenreich, Harlan Ellison, Warren Ellis, Jon Elster, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Anne Fadiman, John M. Ford, Anatole France, Neil Gaiman, John Kenneth Galbraith, Ernest Gellner, Andy Goldsworthy, Larry Gonick, Martin H. Greenberg, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert van Gulik, Ian Hacking, Jane Haddam, J. B. S. Haldane, Sparkle Hayter, P. C. Hodgell, Marshall G. S. Hodgson, Barry Hughart, Robert Hughes, Shirley Jackson, Russell Jacoby, William James, Steven Johnson, James Joll, Diana Wynne Jones, Mark Kac, Wendy Kaminer, Rosemary Kirstein, Philip Kitcher, Leszek Kolakowski, Paul Krugman, Jane Langton, Larry Laudan, Stanisław Lem, John Leonard, Laura Lippman, H. P. Lovecraft, Ken MacLeod, William Leonard Marshall, Patricia A. McKillip, Robin McKinley, William McNeill, P. B. Medawar, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Christopher Moore, Franco Moretti, Philip Morrison, Joseph Needham, Friedrich Nietzsche, Patrick O'Brian, Heinz R. Pagels, Robert Pinsky, Katha Pollitt, Karl Popper, William Poundstone, Richard Powers, Terry Pratchett, W. V. Quine, I. A. Richards, Phil Rickman, David Ruelle, Bertrand Russell, Will Shetterly, Georges Simenon, Herbert A. Simon, Karin Slaughter, John Maynard Smith, Jonathan D. Spence, Dan Sperber, L. Susan Stebbing, Aurel Stein, Bruce Sterling, Peter Straub, Stephen Toulmin, Yi-Fu Tuan, Catherynne M. Valente, Jack Vance, Paula Volsky, Voltaire, Arthur Waley, Jill Paton Walsh, Norbert Wiener, Walter Jon Williams, William Carlos Williams, Connie Willis, Arthur T. Winfree, Roger Zelazny, Hans Zinsser
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Bookstores: Aunt Agatha's, Avol's Bookstore, Caliban Bookshop, Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse, Dawn Treader Book Shop, Moe's Books, Nicholas Potter, Bookseller, Shaman Drum, The Other Change of Hobbit, University Press Books

Libraries: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- Main (Oakland), Doe Library - University of California, Berkeley, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library - University of Michigan, International House Library, University of California, Berkeley, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Memorial Library

Other: Kiva Han Cafe, Santa Fe Institute

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