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About meGeek, DJ, Once & Future Economist

I joined LibraryThing for the chicks.

About my libraryI've managed to catalog almost all my books--at least, the ones made out of paper. I'm currently trying to get rid of books in preparation for moving in the next few years, but I've reached the point where it's difficult to let go of more.

Special tags I'm using:
"____ library" (borrowed from ____ library),
"nae" ("not actual edition"),
"blewmymind" (books that gave my head a good shake at some point in my life), and
"BOX1", "BOX2", etc. (no room for these on the shelves).

Yes, I have that many books in progress at one time (sometimes for years); I like to nibble on a large buffet of books, and sometimes I just get stalled at some point. Fiction and poetry I tend to zoom right through, though. Most of my "Read but unowned" books are fairly recent; cataloging all the books I've ever read is a Sisyphean task even I'm not crazy enough to undertake!

Want to make a book cover mosaic like the one in my profile? Look here:

GroupsBookCrossers, Books that made me think, Connecticut Nutmeggers, Ebook, Economics, Erotica, Evolve!, genderqueer, Hogwarts Express, I heart metadatashow all groups

Favorite authorsNizametdin Achmetov, Douglas Adams, Armen Albert Alchian, Abdul Alhazred, John Barnes, Gary S. Becker, Samuel Bowles, Susie Bright, James M. Buchanan, John Cage, Lewis Carroll, G. K. Chesterton, Ronald H. Coase, Greg Egan, David D. Friedman, Milton Friedman, R. Buckminster Fuller, Herbert Gintis, F. A. Hayek, Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Douglas R. Hofstadter, Julian Jaynes, Marshall Jevons, Brian W. Kernighan, Israel M. Kirzner, Don Lavoie, C. S. Lewis, Anne McCaffrey, Deirdre N. McCloskey, Ludwig Von Mises, Malcolm Muggeridge, Pablo Neruda, Murray Rothbard, J. K. Rowling, Adam Smith, John Maynard Smith, Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, George J. Stigler, Wisława Szymborska, Alan Watts, Robert Anton Wilson, Frank Zappa, Roger Zelazny (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBank Square Books, Book Barn Midtown, Montague Bookmill, Raven Used Book Shop (Northampton, MA), Strand Bookstore, The Book Barn, The Book Barn Downtown, UConn Co-op Bookstore

Favorite librariesConnecticut Judicial Branch Main Library, Edwin H. Land Library (Norwich Free Academy Library), Homer Babbidge Library (University of Connecticut Main Library), L. Eugene Smith Library - Eastern Connecticut State University, Otis Library


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Real nameRob Szarka

LocationNorwich CT

Account typepublic

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Member sinceOct 6, 2005

Currently readingJazz Cultures by David Andrew Ake
The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence by Ray Kurzweil
Selected Poems by Jorge Luis Borges
About Love : Reinventing Romance for Our Times by Robert C. Solomon
Popper Selections by Karl Raimund Popper
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