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The-Mad-Swede

From Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden
Age 44
Joined Monday, September 25, 2006
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Extended Profile
I am NOT a BookCrosser! ... strictly speaking.
It is not in my nature.. which is a collector's soul. I rarely liberate books. I provide a home for lost ones, and I believe it is a good home, with lots of family and friends, where they'll be loved and cherished.

All this having been said, here I am.
And I guess it was inevitable considering my living with a converted BookCrosser. The nail in the coffin was meeting up with a bunch of fellow BookCrossers at the Göteborg Book Fair on Sunday 24 September. Having picked up two books, I felt that it would be quite silly just anonymously to register their having been picked up. So, as said... here I am.

But I maintain: I am NOT a BookCrosser. :)


MEMORABLE QUOTES ON DISPLAY:

"Blackguard, n. A man whose qualities, prepared for display like a box of berries in a market – the fine ones on top – have been opened on the wrong side. An inverted gentleman."
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary (1911)

"Cynic, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision."
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary (1911)

"Egoist, n. A person of very low taste, more interested in himself than in me."
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary (1911)

"... No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one’s existence — that which makes its truth, its meaning — its subtle penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream — alone. . . ."
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1899)

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