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Tagsfiction (467), 20th century (346), contemporary (340), American (237), classics (138), 21st century (96), non-fiction (94), British (93), relationships (82), coming of age (80) — see all tags

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About meBorn October 17, 1950 in Pittsburgh, I grew up in southern California and discovered my love of books and reading in grade school with the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew mysteries. I didn't read much for pleasure in high school, college, or veterinary school, but the 2 English classes I took as an undergraduate stimulated my interest in fiction more. I discovered the classics in my late 20's and early 30's reading Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Hardy, and Dickens. Currently, I am retired after 35 years of teaching veterinary medicine at Ohio State University. I am always hoping the next book I read will become a new favorite.

About my libraryMy librarything library consists of the books on my shelves (fiction and non-fiction) as well as books our (now defunct) fiction reading group has read since it was formed in 1995. Now that I'm retired, I am trying to catch up on my reading and hope to provide reviews of books I've read recently as well as occasional favorite quotations from some books. Especially for the classics, I've tried to list the approximate years the books were written rather than the publication date of a particular edition. Ratings are provided only for books I've actually read or used a lot as references. One of the most enjoyable things I've read about libraries and lending books to other people is Roger Rosenblatt's closing piece in TIME magazine's April 5, 1982 issue: "Would you mind if I borrowed this book?" ...

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Real nameSteve DiBartola

LocationColumbus, Ohio

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Member sinceMar 24, 2007

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