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Member: AnnavanGelderen

CollectionseBooks (233), Your library (1,990), To read (686), Currently reading (2), Read but unowned (1), All collections (2,041)

Reviews96 reviews

Tags20c fiction (588), England (465), 21c fiction (362), USA (331), 19c fiction (126), history (106), middle ages (84), Asia (84), France (79), travel (75) — see all tags

MediaNot set (17), Book (2,022), Paper Book (1,878), Audiobook (6), Ebook (20), Sound Recording (1), CD sound recording (1), Unknown (1)

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About meI have been an avid reader since age six. Most other women find it hard to desist from buying clothes and shoes, I can't resist buying books. Whenever I travel somewhere by train (even if is's just the ten minute commute to work) I have to have a book with me. My house is slowly filling up with bookcases; they are in nearly every room now and I love it. [Update: since I have had an e-reader the amount of paper books in my house has been increasing only very slowly, but I am unable to get rid of any of them, not even those I have got in electronic form as well]
Apart from reading I also love long distance running, classical music, traveling to weird countries and mountain hiking. I earn my living as a lawyer (my Eng lit degree proved to be pretty useless on the job market), but as soon as I win those couple of millions in the lottery I am going to quit at once and really dig into my huge tbr pile.

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About my libraryI read mostly English literature, but I am interested in science, history, archaeology and philosophy, too, and I also like literature in translation.
Most books I have read and own have been catalogued, excepting the crime and mystery novels that I read purely for relaxation and forget about as soon I have finished them. I have also decided (for the time being) not to add those books I did not really like that much.

GroupsNederlandstalige lezers

Favorite authorsKate Atkinson, Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, John Banville, Jonathan Coe, J. M. Coetzee, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Jane Gardam, Amitav Ghosh, Graham Greene, Thomas Hardy, Kazuo Ishiguro, Andreï Makine, Ian McEwan, David Mitchell, Chaim Potok, Marcel Proust, Barbara Pym, Anthony Trollope, Anne Tyler, John Edward Williams (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAthena's Boekhandel van der Velde


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Real nameAnna van Gelderen

LocationGroningen, the Netherlands

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/AnnavanGelderen (profile)
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Member sinceMar 21, 2008

Currently readingNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass
Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession by Ian Bostridge

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