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About my libraryI have just about every book that I have purchased since I was fifteen. I haven't counted, but the total is probably 2,500-3,000 books. A mere drop in the bucket compared to some of the collections that are on this site.

No, I haven't read them all, but I have intended to read every book that I bought, and still hope to do so. Unfortunately it seems that every time I walk into a book store, I come out with three or four more "must-reads".

Until fairly recently I didn't have room to display all of my books and therefore had to keep a lot of them in boxes(?!). But we finally bought a house with a little more space where I installed a whole whack of shelves. I now have a room where most of my collection is on display and I am surprised, and somewhat embarassed, at how soothing it is just to be in that room.

I was also surprised, once I had put my books on the shelves, by the number of duplicates that I had unwittingly accumulated over the years. The champion was Thomas Hardy's "The Return of the Native"- four copies.

Even worse- in spite of all of those copies I still haven't read the book! Oh well, maybe someday.


Favorite authorsBill Bryson, John Buchan, Robertson Davies, Charles Dickens, Jasper Fforde, Neil Gaiman, David Liss, George Orwell, Terry Pratchett, Mordecai Richler (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceApr 1, 2007

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