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Col·leccionsMagazines (48), Ephemera, maps, letters, etc. (3), Jordan's Library (164), La teva biblioteca (1,091), Katelyn's Books (40), Totes les col·leccions (1,346)

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EtiquetesNovel (304), History (256), Politics (218), Trudeau Collection (214), Canadiana (213), Social Science (210), Canadian Politics (193), Biography (190), Political (135), Collectors (106) — mostra totes les etiquetes

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I am a bibliophile in every sense of the word. I love reading and I love books. For those of us who are true bibliophiles there is an understanding for this distinction; I love reading, as in the words on a page, and I love books, meaning the physical objects.

Books are an integral component of who I am.

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My library has many different facets and functions:

First, it is a library for books I enjoy. Period. Topic and author notwithstanding, if I enjoy a book it is very likely to find its way onto my shelves.

Second, I collect authors. Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Arthur Conan Doyle, Virginia Woolf, Bertrand Russell, and Mark Twain are just some of the authors whom I actively 'collect'. This section is very strongly linked with the aforementioned "books I enjoy". If an author's work intrigues me (indeed, even the author themself) I will actively seek them out and collect their works.

Third, there are specific topics that interest me which I actively collect. The largest 'topic' in my library is composed of books and ephemera concerning the 15th Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

Fourth, my library is a function of practicality. I actively study both history and political science and many of my books center around these two topics. Specifically, I study Canadian history and Canadian politics.

Fifth, but far from final, my library is a collection of physical books. As I previously mentioned, I am a bibliophile in the truest sense. I see a deep beauty in books as physical items. They are a form of artwork, really. I collect bibles, antiquarian books, and modern, specially bound books (such as Easton Press, The Folio Society, and Franklin Library) for this artistic value.

I look back at this description of my library and feel it's an honest attempt to describe what is on my shelves, and yet I cannot help but feel that it's painfully inadequate. My books are very central to my character and mirror much of who I am. They are an eclectic lot that have been assembled with the greatest of care. My library has grown, and continues to grow, as I do.

GrupsAncient History, Book Collectors, Canada, Canadian Bookworms, Canadian Literature, Fine Press Forum, Folio Society Devotees, History of the Book, I Am A Bookworm, Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuplemostra tots els grups

Autors preferitsWilliam Blake, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickinson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Aldous Huxley, Franz Kafka, George Orwell, Sylvia Plath, Edgar Allan Poe, Bertrand Russell, John Steinbeck, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Mark Twain, H. G. Wells, Virginia Woolf (Preferits compartits)


Llibreries preferidesCentennial Books, Spafford Books

Nom realJordan Ethier

UbicacióRegina, Saskatchewan

Tipus de comptepúblic

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