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Member: DieFledermaus

CollectionsYour library (1,219), Ebooks (83), Currently reading (6), To read (360), Read but unowned (242), Children's books (64), Wishlist (10), All collections (1,659)

Reviews220 reviews

Tags20th Century (1,009), Literary Fiction (569), British (390), American (383), 21st Century (351), Classic (221), 19th Century (198), NYRB (148), French (122), Metafiction (114) — see all tags

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About meI'm a graduate student in a molecular biology program, so in my free time I like to read fiction. Some of my favorites are Victorian and Russian novels as well as the current crop of literary fiction.

About my libraryI don't own all the books in my library. Instead, I've been trying to keep track of everything I've read. I started noting when I would complete a book in mid-2003, so those dates are there. For books that I read earlier, I estimated the time when I finished that book and added the date as 12/31/year.

I rate all the books that I've read, and since I usually like them, most have four stars. Books without stars are ones that I own but haven't yet read.

Rating system -

5 stars - one of my favorites
4.5 stars - really enjoyed this book
4 stars - I liked this book, glad I read it
3.5 stars - this was a good book, but just had some reservations and couldn't completely like it
3 stars - was somewhat disappointed with this book, but not bad
2.5 stars - on average, more bad than good
2 stars - had big problems with this book - bad prose, very boring etc.
less than 2 stars - not that many with this rating, but am probably mad at the author

My wishlist can be found here

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GroupsBug Collectors, Club Read 2012, Club Read 2013, Club Read 2015, Early Reviewers, Famous voluminous novels, New York Review Books, Proust, Reading Globally

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Italo Calvino, Karel Čapek, George Eliot, Graham Greene, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Danilo Kiš, Milan Kundera, Thomas Mann, Ian McEwan, Alberto Moravia, Haruki Murakami, Irène Némirovsky, Amélie Nothomb, Tim O'Brien, Marcel Proust, W. G. Sebald, William Shakespeare, Junichiro Tanizaki, Anthony Trollope, Sigrid Undset, Virginia Woolf, Stefan Zweig (Shared favorites)

Favorite publishersNYRB Classics

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Member sinceAug 4, 2006

Currently readingRenoir, My Father (New York Review Books Classics) by Jean Renoir
The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories by Carlos Fuentes
Summer Will Show (New York Review Books Classics) by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Wild swans : three daughters of China by Jung Chang
The gnostic gospels by Elaine H. Pagels
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