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Favorite librariesBeatley Library - Simmons College, Boston Public Library, Boston Public Library - Roslindale Branch, Boston Public Library - West Roxbury Branch, Homer Babbidge Library (University of Connecticut Main Library), Mansfield Public Library, Newfield Public Library, Tompkins County Public Library

Other favoritesFriends of the Tompkins County Public Library Booksale, Boomerangs (thrift store)

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Currently readingShakespeare and modern culture by Marjorie B. Garber
U.S.A. : The 42nd parallel, Nineteen-nineteen, The big money by John Dos Passos
Gödel, Escher, Bach : an eternal golden braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter
The Life & Opinions of Tristam Shandy Gentleman (The Modern Library) by Laurence Sterne
The flowering of New England, 1815-1865 by Van Wyck Brooks

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