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CollectionsYour library (6,923), Withdrawn (421), Wishlist (105), To read (3), Read but unowned (545), Favorites (4), Nook (145), Kindle (37), Do Not Own (59), Currently reading (4), All collections (6,976)

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About meRetired. Formerly, Manager of Planning and Scheduling for Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE), and before that Manager of Scheduling for MTA Long Island Bus.

About my libraryMy collection includes books that my wife owns. I have about 5,000 books, and am in the process of cataloging them, about 100 a week. My interests include public transportation (rail, buses, scheduling), travel, linguistics and languages, some fantasy and science fiction, Oulipo, religion, Episcopal church, Enneagram, mathematics, almanacs. I also collect city maps and public transport timetables.
Flash! By Memorial Day, 2007, I have now reached over 4,000 books.
Since the beginning of 2008, I have 4600 books, some of my catalog includes books withdrawn, or "library books".
I reached 5,000 entries on July 4, 2008 Imnow cycling books out of storage (and some back), but also withdrawing.
I am at 5,600+ entries from the beginning of January 2010.
6,000 books from Nov 2011.
6,449 books in Nov 2014
6,586 books in Nov 2015
6,717 books in Feb 2018

Groups25 technical nonfiction books per year, A Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, All Things New England, Amazon's Kindle, Archivists on LibraryThing, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Bestsellers over the Years, Book Listers UNITE!, Books in 2025: The Future of the Book World, Books on Booksshow all groups

Favorite authorsPatrick M. Arnold, Robert Bly, Jorge Luis Borges, Octavia E. Butler, Moyra Caldecott, Italo Calvino, Orson Scott Card, Agatha Christie, Paulo Coelho, Susan Cooper, St. John of the Cross, Robertson Davies, Diana L. Eck, Shūsaku Endō, Episcopal Church, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, David Hackett Fischer, Northrop Frye, Malcolm Gladwell, Rumer Godden, Edward T. Hall, Roy Harris, Edward M. Hays, Mark Helprin, Frank Herbert, Susan Howatch, Jan Karon, Morton T. Kelsey, Katherine Kurtz, Mercedes Lackey, Madeleine L'Engle, Doris Lessing, C. S. Lewis, Kevin Lynch, George MacDonald, Anne McCaffrey, Gita Mehta, James A. Michener, Desmond Morris, Kathleen Norris, Helen Palmer, Georges Perec, Chaim Potok, Manufacture française des pneumatiques Michelin, Raymond Queneau, J. K. Rowling, John A. Sanford, Jack E. Schramm, Moacyr Scliar, Paul Scott, Nancy E. Shaw, Massey Hamilton Shepherd, Dan Simmons, Jane Smiley, Richard Tames, Shashi Tharoor, Phyllis Tickle, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, World Almanac, Arthur M. Young (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstores192 Books, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Country Glen Center, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Main Store, Book Revue, Borders - Manhattan - Penn Plaza, Idlewild Books, The Concord Bookshop

Favorite librariesEast Meadow Public Library, North Bellmore Public Library, North Merrick Public Library

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Real nameRobert (Bob) Campbell

LocationDurham, NC

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Member sinceDec 10, 2006

Currently readingPaper and fire by Rachel Caine
The Paris Photo by Jane S. Gabin
Ambiguity machines : and other stories by Vandana Singh
Solutionary Rail: A people-powered campaign to electrify America's railroads and open corridors to a clean energy future by Bill Moyer

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