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Member: mpramanik

CollectionsYour library (786), Wishlist (6), All collections (792)

Reviews5 reviews

Tagsfiction (273), non-fiction (212), history (173), england (124), historical fiction (123), children (75), fantasy (73), 19th century (62), romance (57), biography (38) — see all tags

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About meI am a very happily married mom of 1, with 2 dogs. My reading habits have changed with time. I primarily get interested in a subject and read a number of books relating to that subject until another interest consumes me.

About my libraryStill adding books.... Right now, I am interested in artificial intelligence.

My books - If the book was categorized, then it has been read; also. if it has stars, then it has been read recently. The others are on my to be read list.

Groups18th-19th Century Britain, A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: Fall 2008 Reading Group, Aboard the Jolly Roger, All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans, Art is Life, Children's Fiction, FantasyFans, Historical Fiction, INFP, Myers-Briggs: All Typesshow all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Wilkie Collins, Alexandre Dumas, Rafael Sabatini (Shared favorites)

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationBay Area, CA

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs http://www.librarything.com/profile/mpramanik (profile)
http://www.librarything.com/catalog/mpramanik (library)

Member sinceApr 6, 2007

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Thanks for putting my library on your "interesting libraries" feature - I am flattered! best wishes, John
Thanks for the recommendation! I'll make sure to check it out when I get a chance.
Alana
Hi there! Thanks for adding me to your Interesting Libraries list; I have done the same in return. I loved browsing through your collection, especially the history books you've cataloged. Some day I hope to have a similarly impressive number, though my history assortment has only just begun to grow.

Cheers and well wishes,
Alana
Hello there and thanks for adding me to your list! I see we share a lot of books in common, but gosh, I don't have near the collection on transcendentalism that you have! I gather you're a fan. :) Every once in a while, I feel the need to return to Walden for some grounding....
Unfortunately I'm not familiar with the Kolbe. I looked at Medline to see what peer-reviewed literature there might be. I also looked online to try to see if the factors correlated with other well-known basic psychological traits, but there doesn't seem to be much research that wasn't sponsored by the company selling the test. Their site does list research to make a good case that the Kolbe's not just the MBTI with slightly different packaging, as many tests are. Sounds more a measure of business goals than personality, but I'd be interested to hear what you think of the book after you read it.
Hi. I'm glad I could be of at least a little help. For all of its imperfections, I have found Jungian typology very useful in my own life. I researched it because my preferences are not clearly defined...I always type just barely an INFP although I tend to write like an INTP and when taking the validated not-for-free MBTI have always tested XNXP. (I also test borderline 4/5 on the Enneagram which seems to underscore the issue.) I'm a scientist by profession so I'm more analytical than most NFs out there. Since I don't fit but I see so much explanation there I've dug a bit into the underpinnings, so that now I spend a lot less time in typology and more time in descriptions of Jungian individuation and similar developmental psychology (Maslow, Erikson.) Take my library with a grain of salt. It's not all gems. And if you run across something particularly interesting, drop a line to let me know that; recommendations are always appreciated. :) Take care!
Hello! I was wondering if you'd read about Grace O'Malley / Grania O'Malley / Granuaile, the "Sea Queen of Connacht". Quite a few years ago I read a fictionalized account of her life; a bit Harlequin-ish but still very interesting. I seem to remember a legend that she visited the English court and met Queen Elizabeth, although it's rather unlikely to have happened.

If you do know of O'Malley, can you recommend any good (non-fiction) books that talk about her?

Thank you and Ya'ar!! :-)
Hi Maureen...

Thanks for your kind words and I'm glad to be of service.

LibraryThing is a wonderful thing, and I use it all the time to see what other folks are reading ... just like you.

It's hard to beat Sabatini for a good read. Most of his work is out of print, but you can still pick up good hardcover reading copies of his work rather inexpensively using www.bookfinder.com...

I heartily recommend John Biggins as worthy of your interest. His four novels concerning WWI Submariner/Aviator Otto Prohaska are a terrific read.

I have yet to read a bad Bernard Cornwell book, and the list goes on and on....

Best wishes in your reading quest.

-- Greg
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