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Member: Eloise

CollectionsYour library (1,756)

Reviews8 reviews

Tagsread (770), not read yet (653), theatre (140), history (135), occult (107), thriller (95), biography (85), ghost (78), poetry (69), cooking (54) — see all tags

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About meMy husband calls me a bookaholic, and it's true. They are piled all over the house at the moment. My first degree was theatre studies and I am currently studying law as I need to feel I'm learning something all the time; a day where I manage to read something interesting isn't wasted.
Update: Got the law degree and am now relishing essay-free weekends which I want to use to try and get down that 'not read yet' tag - however, as I'm also buying books at my usual rate it seems to stay pretty constant. My ghost story addiction is growing and I feel a need to read every ghost story written before 1950, so this and a sudden gardening urge are currently filling the study gap.
Further Update: The birth of Eloise Junior slowed my reading down to a crawl but the book buying still continues apace. I am catching up on my reading now, with ghost stories still my favourite (it will be a life long obsession I think) and I have a growing occult library that fascinates me. I'm also studying for an MA in Philosophy, so my philosophy collection is developing.

About my libraryI generally don't like to read fiction by an author who is still alive, although there are exceptions (Umberto Eco is one of my favourites). I usually tend to live somewhere between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when I'm reading. I buy books (old and new) obsessively but feel it is a waste to read them immediately; they have to sit on the bookshelf waiting for the right time. Therefore, my library of unread books is huge.

GroupsAll the World's a Stage, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, The Turk's Head

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Wendell Berry, Ambrose Bierce, James Boswell, Raymond Chandler, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Umberto Eco, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Dion Fortune, M. R. James, Sir Walter Scott, Laurence Sterne, Dennis Wheatley, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

LocationUK

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/Eloise (profile)
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Member sinceJun 14, 2006

Currently readingTHE PRIVATE LETTERS OF PRINCESS LIEVEN TO PRINCE METTERNICH 1820-1826. by Peter (edited by). Quennell
All the fun's in how you say a thing : an explanation of meter and versification by Timothy Steele
Do What Thou Wilt: A Life of Aleister Crowley by Lawrence Sutin
The Mammoth Book of Best Horror Comics (Mammoth Book of) (Mammoth Book of) by Peter Normanton

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