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CollectionsYour library (4,954), Currently reading (1), To read (250), All collections (4,954)

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About meI am a software developer at SunGard in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Prior to being in the Computer industry, I was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Eastern Michigan University.

About my libraryI started reading early. My parents used to complain that they didn't have many pictures of me, since my "nose was always in a book." Some proof of that claim may be seen in the picture above - taken during Christmas time in the mid 1950's. I was probably 10 or 11 in the picture and I'm tracing a map in an Atlas that I got as a Christmas present.

I have been collecting books since I was in High School (1956 - 1961). At last estimate, I now own about 4550 volumes of all sorts - probably 75% or more are paperback (mass market or trade) and the rest are hardbound.

I read anything and everything. I have kept a reading record since 1959 and it is posted on the web at:

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Groups50 Book Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2008, Mathematics, Purely Programmers, The Drones Club (all things P.G. Wodehouse)

Favorite authorsCecil Adams, Douglas Adams, Lloyd Alexander, Robert Asprin, Margaret Atwood, Sara Backer, Desmond Bagley, Beryl Bainbridge, Nicholson Baker, J. G. Ballard, Iain Banks, Julian Barnes, Cynthia Bass, Peter S. Beagle, Christine Bell, Madison Smartt Bell, Ambrose Bierce, Buzz Bissinger, Michael Blake, Lawrence Block, Thomas Boswell, Peter Bowen, Jennifer Finney Boylan, T. C. Boyle, Richard Bradford, Lilian Jackson Braun, Bill Bryson, Bartle Bull, Anthony Burgess, James Lee Burke, Robert Olen Butler, L. Sprague de Camp, Bruce Catton, Carolyn Chute, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Richard Condon, Robert Coover, Bernard Cornwell, Michael Crichton, Roald Dahl, Robertson Davies, John DeChancie, Patrick Dennis, Kiran Desai, Charles Dickens, Gordon R. Dickson, Paul Dickson, E. L. Doctorow, John Dunning, Clyde Edgerton, Loren D. Estleman, Janet Evanovich, C. S. Forester, George MacDonald Fraser, Ernest K. Gann, Alan Garner, William Gibson, William Goldman, Ursula K. Le Guin, Nordhoff & Hall, Parnell Hall, Steve Hamilton, Joseph Heller, Carl Hiaasen, Tony Hillerman, Nick Hornby, Kazuo Ishiguro, Norton Juster, Tom E. Kakonis, Walt Kelly, Harry Kemelman, James Kirkwood, Louis L'Amour, Harper Lee, Fritz Leiber, C. S. Lewis, Jack London, R. A. MacAvoy, John D. MacDonald, George R. R. Martin, Sujata Massey, Armistead Maupin, John McPhee, A. Merritt, Christopher Moore, Walter Mosley, Farley Mowat, Haruki Murakami, Iris Murdoch, Mervyn Peake, Iain Pears, Ellis Peters, Ralph Peters, Nathaniel Philbrick, Richard Powers, Philip Pullman, Spider Robinson, J. K. Rowling, Matt Ruff, Damon Runyon, William Shakespeare, Laurence Shames, Tom Sharpe, Robert Sheckley, Jean Shepherd, Georges Simenon, C.P. Snow, Troy Soos, Muriel Spark, Wallace Stegner, John Steinbeck, Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, John Straley, Glendon Swarthout, Paul Theroux, James Thurber, J. R. R. Tolkien, Mark Twain, Jack Vance, A. E. van Vogt, Fred Waitzkin, Manly Wade Wellman, Donald E. Westlake, Thomas Wharton, William Wharton, Calder Willingham, Connie Willis, Simon Winchester, P. G. Wodehouse, Gene Wolfe, Tom Wolfe, Tobias Wolff, Richard Wright (Shared favorites)


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Real nameRichard C. Vile, Jr. (aka Dick)

LocationAnn Arbor, MI

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Member sinceFeb 5, 2008

Currently readingThe Clearing: A Novel by Tim Gautreaux

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