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About meWith a B.A. in English literature and mathematics, I have worked as a computer systems analyst for the past 35 years. I am currently working on an M.A. in English, with plans to retire into teaching. My interests are many, and besides literature, include linguistics, philosophy, comparative religion, mysticism, nature, hiking, gardening, golf, book collecting, writing, travel, music, visual arts, etc.

About my libraryI have approximately 4000 volumes, of which over 1600 belong to my Everyman's Library (1906-76) collection. Currently my LibraryThing list consists solely of what I have purchased from Amazon over the past decade. My library database is in Excel, and probably at least two-thirds of my books lack ISBNs. Perversely, LibraryThing will not accomodate uploading this data, and it is unlikely I will ever take the time to do that much data entry. Still, I like the idea of this site, particularly the community aspects.


Favorite authorsJoseph Addison, Jane Austen, Owen Barfield, Jorge Luis Borges, James Boswell, Fanny Burney, Robert Burton, Forrest Carter, Joyce Cary, Geoffrey Chaucer, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Bernard Darwin, Annie Dillard, John Donne, David Feherty, Henry Fielding, William Gibson, Jorie Graham, Robert Graves, Frank Herbert, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Henrik Ibsen, Samuel Johnson, James Joyce, Hugh Kenner, D. H. Lawrence, Madeleine L'Engle, Charles de Lint, Thomas Lynch, Herman Melville, Christopher Morley, Michael Murphy, Vladimir Nabokov, Jacob Needleman, Maurice Nicoll, Elaine Pagels, Alexander Pope, Martin Prechtel, J. K. Rowling, Miguel Ruiz, Idries Shah, William Shakespeare, Tobias Smollett, Richard Steele, Laurence Sterne, Hyemeyohsts Storm, Jonathan Swift, Charles T. Tart, Dylan Thomas, J. R. R. Tolkien, Herbert Warren Wind, William Butler Yeats (Shared favorites)

Real nameJeff Anderson

LocationHuntsville, AL

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 17, 2007

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