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CollectionsYour library (456), Read but unowned (20), Favorites (28), All collections (477)

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About meI'm 30 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.

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.

Currently Reading

GroupsI became a fabulous opera, Sydney-London Book Club, Tropic of ARJUN

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

Real nameLorena

LocationSydney, Australia

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 10, 2007

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