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About meI've got an MA in Medieval Studies from UWA in Australia and am currently working on my doctorate. I really enjoy learning and am perpetually curious. Due to frequent relocation on my part and current lack of space (and funds), I don't own many books: I get most of my reading from various libraries.

One day I will own a place which will have walls, floors, tables and chairs covered in books :o)

About my libraryI'd like to add every book I've ever read... but that's a Herculean task if there ever was one!

My reading tastes are quite varied: I usually read about four books at a time, with at least one of those being either non-fiction or fiction, depending on the others. It amazes me how much I read, given how little time I seem to have in my daily life. Just goes to show: where there's a will, there's a way :)

I enjoy reading non-fiction: memoirs, autobiographies/biographies, anything about gender and sexuality, psychology, medicine... basically, anything I don't experience in my own life.
My taste in fiction includes fantasy, horror (although not serious horror, as I find that boring) and humorous fiction (I love humorous horror or fantasy!). I'm very picky with my fiction reading but am always willing to give a book a go to see if I'll like it :)


Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Kage Baker, Max Barry, Christopher Brookmyre, S. G. Browne, Paulo Coelho, Jasper Fforde, Mohammed Hanif, Maddy Hunter, Hanif Kureishi, A. Lee Martinez, Christopher Moore, Zoé Oldenbourg, Lily Prior, José Saramago, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)


Favorite librariesThe University of Western Australia Library, Whitfords Public Library

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Member sinceFeb 5, 2009

Currently readingThe Planets by James Finney Boylan
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Scots' Crisis of Confidence by Carol Craig
Raymond Chandler: Stories and Early Novels: Pulp Stories / The Big Sleep / Farewell, My Lovely / The High Window (Library of America) by Raymond Chandler
The Day I Shot Cupid: Hello, My Name Is Jennifer Love Hewitt and I'm a Love-aholic by Jennifer Love Hewitt
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Thank you, thank you Santa! You did awesome. All of the books you got for me have been on my Amazon Wish List---you are psychic. :) I hope your Secret Santa does just as well for you. Happy Holidays!

With Diana Wynne Jones, the Chrestomanci books are by far my favorites, and "Charmed Life" by far my favorite of those. It's very funny, but there's also something about it I find emotionally satisfying. I think I'm a bit in love with Chrestomanci. I am very fond of the Howl books, though, and of the Derkholm series, too.

Those who love Georgette Heyer tend to be passionate about it. Check out some of the fan sites, such as They are romance-driven comedies of manners, modelled on Jane Austen, and the best of them have large casts of characters that Heyer can use to display her talent for character comedy. At her best, her characters can reach almost Shakespearian heights of foolishness. There are maybe a dozen of them I could read again and again. My favorites are perhaps "The Unknown Ajax" (the poor relation has more to him than meets the eye), "The Grand Sophy" (dashing young woman turns her cousins' lives upside down), "Arabella" (country girl's social conscience turns fashionable young man's life upside down), and "Cotillion" (Bertie Wooster type shows he's not just a fashionable fribble). Heyer's Georgian romances are in a different category, denser and more adventure-driven, but also very satisfying. My favorite of those is "These Old Shades," in which the corrupt English aristocrat the Duke of Avon becomes involved in the affairs of a French family, which include dastardly abductions and heirs switched at birth. Ah, I was in love with the Duke of Avon at one time, too.
Thanks for adding me to your list of interesting libraries! I see that you're a Diana Wynne Jones fan-- Me too! Her Chrestomanci books, in particular, are my favorite books for kids. In fact, now I feel like putting down my Georgette Heyer novel and re-reading "Charmed Life"!
Hi Aula,

Welcome to LT! I'm very excited to see you here! I'm in Cape Town, South Africa, and have a very good friend in Syria called Aula. Where are you based?

I look forward to seeing your library!

Happy reading!
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