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About meI am a retired English Professor who can now read anything I want without thinking about how I will teach it. I am currently sorting through the chaos of my library, which includes boxes of books I brought home from my office. I am a compulsive book buyer, so I have more unread and unfinished books than I could read even if I live to be 100. Partly out of professional habit, but mostly because of my short attention span, I tend to be reading many books at any given time.

About my libraryThere is, of course, a lot of literature and literary criticism, but also a fair amount of history, philosophy, and popular works, along with an eclectic array of other topics representing rabbit holes I have explored. Most of the books are physical, and I don't have enough shelf space for them (or, for that matter, very much space for more bookshelves. I have only entered a fraction of the whole in LibraryThing so far.

They include:
1. Books that I have read.
2. Books that I'm pretty sure I have read or think I might have read.
3. Books that I want to read.
4. Books that I ought to read.
5. Books that I wish I had already read.
6. Books that I consult, or have consulted.
7. Books that I have started and are in varying stages of completion, ranging from a chapter or two to almost finished. These include books that I have good intentions of finishing, books that I would like to finish, and books that I am not likely to finish but am unwilling to admit it yet.

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Favorite authorsJane Austen, Iain M. Banks, William Blake, Robertson Davies, Philip K. Dick, George Eliot, Henry Fielding, E. T. A. Hoffmann, James Joyce, Sir Walter Scott, William Shakespeare, Laurence Sterne (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresDuthie Books, Powell's City of Books (Portland)

Real nameGeorge Drake

LocationEllensburg, WA

Account typepublic

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Member sinceAug 25, 2018

Currently readingShakespeare After All by Marjorie Garber
Genius of Shakespeare: Tenth Anniversary Edition by Jonathan Bate
The Merchant of Venice: Third Series (Arden Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare
Great German poems of the Romantic Era = Ber├╝hmte Gedichte der deutschen Romantik by Stanley Appelbaum
Shakespeare the Thinker by A. D. Nuttall
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