Search ChocolateMuse's books

Members with ChocolateMuse's books

Member gallery (6)

(see all 6 pictures)

RSS feeds

Recently-added books

ChocolateMuse's reviews

Reviews of ChocolateMuse's books, not including ChocolateMuse's

Site design selection

Use the new design

Use the old design

The old design is no longer fully supported nor does it get full attention when we roll out new features. We strongly recommend using the new design.

 

Member: ChocolateMuse

CollectionsYour library (415), Currently reading (1), Read but unowned (21), Favorites (28), All collections (438)

Reviews58 reviews

TagsBritish (213), fiction (110), non fiction (64), genre fic (54), children's (49), USA (48), Australian (38), music (32), Heyer (28), poetry (23) — see all tags

Cloudstag cloud, author cloud, tag mirror

About meI'm 29 and live in south-western Sydney, Australia. Thanks to LibraryThing, I'm discovering some of the great books of the world and discussing them with intelligent people.

Sonnet
MY own heart let me have more have pity on; let
Me live to my sad self hereafter kind,
Charitable; not live this tormented mind
With this tormented mind tormenting yet.
I cast for comfort I can no more get
By groping round my comfortless, than blind
Eyes in their dark can day or thirst can find
Thirst's all-in-all in all a world of wet.

Soul, self; come, poor Jackself, I do advise
You, jaded, let be; call off thoughts awhile
Elsewhere; leave comfort root-room; let joy size
At God knows when to God knows what; whose smile
’s not wrung, see you; unforeseen times rather—as skies
Betweenpie mountains—lights a lovely mile.
. . . . . . . . . Gerard Manly Hopkins

About my libraryReflects the different stages of my life. Sheltered childhood, equally sheltered adolescence, emerging adulthood, eventual discovery of Real Literature.

My rating system is haphazard - I usually don't use it at all, because I feel that the idea of rating books is too concrete and misleading. I do mostly give my greatest favourites five stars.

Highlights of 2013
Adam Bede, by George Eliot
Independent People, By Halldor Laxness
Poetry of Gerard Manly Hopkins

GroupsTropic of Ideas

Favorite authorsRobertson Davies, George Eliot, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Kazuo Ishiguro, Simon Schama, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

Real nameLorena

LocationSydney, Australia

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs http://www.librarything.com/profile/ChocolateMuse (profile)
http://www.librarything.com/catalog/ChocolateMuse (library)

Member sinceDec 10, 2007

Currently readingJohannes Brahms: A Biography by Jan Swafford

Leave a comment

Comments

Yeah that was pretty quick, huh, 'bout a week was it? Glad you're enjoying it on the good green grass.
Just not getting the Pomo thing. Tried but all the authors I've tried don't do it for me. At heart, I'm more of a fairly linear narrative guy. I can handle a little experimental but not heavy. Always happy to support my favorite down under reader
Re the picture, yeah I asked Tomcat Murr if that was him because of the "valprotini" thing. :) He wrote LOL like he does :)

Saw this quote in Peter O'Toole NYT obit this morning and knew it would amuse you...

"But in 1999 he told an interviewer that his only exercise was now “walking behind the coffins of my friends who took exercise.” His once-stormy love life appeared to be over, too. “George Eliot is my only steady girlfriend,” he said. “We go to bed together every night.”"

posted by theaelizabet at 7:23 am (EST) on Dec 16, 2013 | delete
Please do! We need your musical expertise!

Working on Mahler....
Please read Dr. Faustus with us!
Well, my daughter is close to getting The Entertainer down. And I'm close to nailing the Satie. Who knows, maybe a couple of vids to upload soon. How have you been doing, Choco?
No Rembrandts or museums this time round. Just a football match and then a city tour and a visit to Alexanderplatz.

:)
Agree with 'Murr and Bas. A wonderful review of one of my favorite books. Thumbed, of course.
Exactly what Baz wrote. Lovely review.
Lovely review of To the Lighthouse
Dymocks, that brings back nice memories. Did you pull any confidence tricks this time?

I'm doing well thanks. Looking forward to going to Berlin over the weekend with Mathew.

How are you doing?
Your review of Independent People is so well written; it is so organized and compelling that it is literature itself. You have persuaded me to read the book. Thank you.
Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 89,481,586 books! | Top bar: Always visible