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CollectionsYour library (1,815), Shelley's collection (214), Kid's collection (26), Living room shelves (220), Foyer shelves (73), Kitchen (29), Basement cabinet (198), Bar (13), Bar cabinet (2), Basement (39), Currently reading (1), Bedroom closet (1), On loan to me (7), Have read (291), All collections (1,826)


Tagsliterature (844), fiction (756), 20th-century (345), novel (324), mathematics (270), American (269), English (248), contemporary (233), textbook (178), 19th-century (165) — see all tags

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About meSystems analyst by weekday; fanatical reader and book collector other times; dabbler in many genres. Also obsessed music collector (for cataloging of which I use OrangeCD).

About my libraryIt is really OUR library: my wife Shelley, our three children, and I. I've enjoyed reading literature all of my life, so about half of our books are fiction, poetry, stories, etc., of all kinds. Shelley enjoys collecting art books, vintage children's literature, business books, and especially the Harry Potter series and related volumes. In the last few years, I decided to build a well-rounded mathematical library (I'm not a mathematician but I majored in math and have always been fascinated by the subject), so I ended up with quite a few of those. I also fanatically collected cookbooks for many years. (Most of those are yet to be cataloged here.)


Favorite authorsJ. G. Ballard, Jorge Luis Borges, Lewis Carroll, Roz Chast, Joseph Conrad, Robertson Davies, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Umberto Eco, Frederick Exley, William Gaddis, Graham Greene, Paul R. Halmos, Thomas Hardy, Aldous Huxley, Kazuo Ishiguro, Henry James, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Søren Kierkegaard, Jerzy Kosiński, Gabriel García Márquez, Henry Miller, David Mitchell, Haruki Murakami, James Peterson, Marcel Proust, Waverley Root, Raymond Smullyan, Michael Spivak, David Foster Wallace, Paula Wolfert, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)

Real nameMartin J. Drabik

LocationCleveland, Ohio, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceApr 18, 2010

Currently readingThe Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

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