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TagsBuddhism (293), ULTB (263), LibraryThing first appearance (262), Fiction (195), India (119), Zen (114), History (114), Religion (88), Guide Book (81), Travel (78) — see all tags

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About my libraryI love Indian art, especially Indian Miniature Painting. If you have found any good books with this subject, please drop me a message.

You will find a lot of books about Buddhism and Zen in my collection. Religion and philosophy are special interests but more with an Eastern psychological perspective. So, I'm interested in how we make sense of our world rather than how the world makes sense. I tend towards skepticism. Not the trivial skepticism of popular "bumper sticker" atheism but I am skeptical of notions of objective reality and the transcendence of reason.

In my early 20's I read "Beginning to See" by Sujata in which he wrote "There is dishonesty in any mind that demands that reality occur in a specific way".

Groups40-Something Library Thingers, A Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, A Quieter LibraryThing, Alexander the Great, Ancient China, Ancient History, Antiquarian Books, Antiquarian Travel Memoirs, Art Books, Asian Fiction & Non-Fictionshow all groups

Favorite authorsWilliam Dalrymple, Hermann Hesse, Alan Hollinghurst, John Keay, Yukio Mishima, Patrick O'Brian, Mohinder Singh Randhawa, Salman Rushdie (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBerkelouw Books (Berrima Book Barn & Cafe), Elizabeth's Bookshop (Newtown), Last Books, Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books, thebookshop darlinghurst

Favorite librariesState Library of New South Wales

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Real nameMark

LocationSydney, Australia

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMar 6, 2010

Currently readingGreeks & Greek Love by James N. Davidson
Boy Crucified by Jerome Wilde

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New venue created: http://www.librarything.com/venue/84948
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Thanks. I thought updating the address would be sufficient, as it is the same bookshop. I didn't realise there was an established protocol for change of address. I'll re-instate the old address and create a new venue (even though it feels to me like a duplication of the same venue).
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There should then be a new venue created for the new location, and the old venue, including this image, should remain, but marked "defunct".
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This - highly reflective :) - venue photo is now out-of-date. It shows the former location on Norton Street. The bookshop recently was compelled to move to a new location nearby in MarketPlace, owing to re-development of the cinema, which has involved complete demolition of the complex.
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Voting on good faith.(I wouldn't know).
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Voting on good faith.(I wouldn't know).
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Voting on good faith.(I wouldn't know).
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This venue picture is of the wrong location. It shows the Berkelouw Paddington store, not the Berkelouw Mona Vale store.
Yes, I'm at Sydney uni
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For Oscar (Wilde) from Bosie, Feb 1 1894.
dear marq, sorry i couldn't reply ..forgive me... if you have added shantaram..you should go for Life..Love..Kumbh.. a mad cap book on philosophy, yog, mythology, religion, love, living and mayhem of life!!
its bit tough to follow, but you will enjoy the experimental writings..James Joyce ,revisited...
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Taking a photo of a library is history.
your interest in indian culture has encouraged me to suggest you a book..by the author aporva kala LIFE..LOVE..KUMBH.. you will like the sheer maddness of his writings...
warm regards...
akheel
Thanks! You don't have to be a Strange Man to attend one of my readings though I expect there will be a few in the audience tomorrow.
Duh, I couldn't see the image. Perhaps it has been deleted already?

Thanks! I had no idea I wasn't allowed to post a pic of the event. I don't have one of the venue Society Club Soho - which is a lovely bookshop/bar.
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