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CollectionsYour library (547), Wishlist (68), Currently reading (18), To read (393), Read but unowned (545), Favorites (99), All collections (1,263)

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About meSometimes, all I need is a book and a hot cup of coffee.
& My brain won't do anything unless it's inspired.
& If I could, I'd live in a huge library at the state's expense.
& Boredom's a great motivator; that's why I've been a reporter, a writer, a grad student, and a paralegal.

& With all books, be brave, read them, and the "truth will out."
& favourites: Chekhov, Fitzgerald, Gowdy, Greene, Hemingway, Joyce, M. Laurence, Mishima, Rushdie, Tezuka, Toews.
& While others read The Catcher in the Rye in their youth, I read The Great Gatsby and The Ground Beneath Her Feet.

About my libraryAnything that perks my interest and can sustain it against twenty other books each month.
& Longest Novel I've Read: Yukio Mishima's "The Sea of Fertility," 1,418 pp.
& Book #1 Thousand: Churchill's "Great Contemporaries" (2012.9.12).

GroupsAncient China, Ancient History, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Canadian Bookworms, Comics, Geeks who love the Classics, Japanese Literature, Science Fiction Fans, The Globeshow all groups

Favorite authorsScott Adams, Anton Chekhov, Robertson Davies, Guy Delisle, Emily Dickinson, John English, Frantz Fanon, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Robert Frost, Barbara Gowdy, Ernest Hemingway, Chalmers Johnson, Franz Kafka, Michiko Kakutani, John Maynard Keynes, Margaret Laurence, Jack London, Lawrence Martin, Yukio Mishima, Friedrich Nietzsche, Michael Okuda, George Orwell, Plato, Mordecai Richler, Salman Rushdie, William Shakespeare, Osamu Tezuka, Miriam Toews, Voltaire, Oscar Wilde, Slavoj Žižek (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBakka-Phoenix Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookstore, BMV (Edward Street), Book City (The Beach), Book Stage, Chapters - Bayview Village, Chapters - World's Biggest Book Store, China Book Store, Coles - Gerrard Square, Coles - Sheppard Centre - CLOSED, Seekers Books, Sun Wa Bookstore

Favorite librariesArchivum Secretum Vaticanum | Vatican Secret Archives, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Bodleian Library, Great Library, Law Society of Upper Canada, Leslie Frost Library [York University, Glendon College], Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy, Toronto Public Library, Osgoode Hall Law School Library [York University, Osgoode Hall Law School], Scott Library [York University], Steacie Science & Engineering Library [York University], Toronto Public Library - Beaches, Toronto Public Library - Danforth-Coxwell, Toronto Public Library - Don Mills, Toronto Public Library - Fairview, Toronto Public Library - Gerrard-Ashdale, Toronto Public Library - Northern Elms, Toronto Public Library - Riverdale, Toronto Reference Library

Other favoritesInternational Festival of Authors, Art Gallery of Ontario, Luminato - Toronto Festival of Arts + Creativity, The Central, Royal Ontario Museum, Vanier College's Annual Book Sale [York University]

LocationGreenwood-Coxwell, Toronto

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Member sinceJan 23, 2011

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You're very welcome. Thanks for accepting my invitation. Best wishes, Claudia
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