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About meEntrepreneur, writer, cook, walking restaurant guide, conference organizer, occasional speaker, and economist. Not to mention technologist.

I now live in San Jose, CA, having moved to the Bay Area in 2006. I lived in Chicago for 24+ years and I will always call Chicago home. When I moved to the bay area, I left by most everything except my library. As I looked for an apartment, I had to repeatedly explain to landlords and realtors that yes, I really did need a lot of wall space. My new home's build-in bookcases were one (of many) reasons we bought it.

About my libraryOver 1300 books (probably pushing towards 1500) with 100's of them signed and inscribed to me by the authors (many of whom I know, not just have met once at a book signing).

My oldest book was published in 1687. It is a two volume History of the Ottoman Empire.

My collection includes a lot of science fiction and fantasy, lots of business & economics works, philosophy, history, cookbooks, literary fiction, a serious chess section, some useful computer science works, and a random and eclectic selection of other works. I have a significant stab at a full set of Granta's though I'm still missing a number of the earlier issues.

I probably buy between 4-5 books a week on average - skewed upward by occasional splurges when I find a new author, hit a great used bookstore, or am at a convention. I try to keep up with my friend's publications (though they seem to be writing faster than I can read their works + everything else I want to read).

I do occasionally prune my collection of works I bought but never read (nor have any plans to read) and works I read but would not again/never finished and don't want to.

At the moment my "to be read" pile occupies most of a bookcase in my library. I am, however, making headway, though alas not quite at the same pace as I am buying books.



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Member sinceApr 30, 2007

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