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About meI live and have lived at the edge of the Everglades for 30 years. I've seen and survived major hurricanes; the South Florida drug wars; python invasions, escaped bulls, pigs, and peacocks on my property; and floods. Yep, it's a dull existence.

I've been a professional, raised a family, made great friends, and acquired books. I love traveling -- the trip of my life was four months "with" myself (as opposed to "by" myself) in Europe, spending a month in each of these countries: Greece, Italy, France, Great Britain, informally following the spread of Western Civilization from its birthplace.

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For more about me, please see my "online presence" below.

Favorite Current Reads: Not all the books I'm currently reading appear here, only the ones I'm enjoying above the others.

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About my libraryEclectic but nearly all in English. Tree and "e-" volumes. Current and antiquarian. No scrolls. Main reading interests are literary fiction, classics, historical fiction, international fiction, and modern physics and "new" sciences (not pseudo-sciences).

Most Influential Books in My Library: These will change from time-to-time as I re-think and refresh.

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GroupsFloridians, I Like Lit & International Writers, Literary Snobs

Favorite authorsSara Alexi, Jane Austen, John Banville, Alessandro Baricco, Anita Brookner, John le Carré, Michael Chabon, Da Chen, Charles Dickens, Ivan Doig, Dorothy Dunnett, Umberto Eco, Louise Erdrich, Fannie Flagg, Richard Ford, John Galsworthy, Victoria Glendinning, Kent Haruf, Robert Hicks, Douglas Hofstadter, Kazuo Ishiguro, Henry James, Sébastien Japrisot, Ha Jin, A. L. Kennedy, Thomas Mann, Gabriel García Márquez, Larry McMurtry, Clare Morrall, Toni Morrison, Irène Némirovsky, Patrick O'Brian, Michael Ondaatje, Anthony Powell, Annie Proulx, Lisa Randall, Salman Rushdie, Richard Russo, Dai Sijie, Dava Sobel, Wallace Stegner, Neal Stephenson, Barbara W. Tuchman, Anne Tyler, Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Shared favorites)

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Currently readingKnocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World by Lisa Randall
The Life of the Cosmos by Lee Smolin
The Luminaries: A Novel (Man Booker Prize) by Eleanor Catton
Eddie Signwriter by Adam Schwartzman
World and Town (Vintage Contemporaries) by Gish Jen

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Hi Limelite, I hope you like the book, and whatever the secret santa elves decide to surprise you with! I got you No Longer at Ease because I saw that you had [and that we share :)] Things Fall Apart. I hope you enjoy your books, and all the best to you for the new year!
LOL You made some nice recommendations to help out my Secret Santa in SantaThing. Thanks for that. I've read a couple of the authors but the others I put on my wishlist. Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday and that you enjoyed SantaThing as much as I did this year. Best regards.
Thank you for the contact. I enjoyed your profile.
Hello,
I'm definitely looking forward to reading Scherzo, I think I'll be taking a peek around your library also!

Hello Limelite.
Thank you so very much for taking the time to respond to my little plea and list those titles which you thought may be of interest to me. I am going to look for each and every one of them.
I see that you have read David Guterson's Ed King. I've not yet read that one but Guterson is one of my lesser known favorite authors. I think that he writes beautifully.
Thank you again Lime.
Cheers,
belva
Effi Briest is kind of infamous here in Germany because most who read it do so because they have to read it for school. I enjoyed it, though, maybe because I read it voluntarily and after I had finished school :)
It's a book that may seem slow and harmless on the surface, but there's a lot going on in the background that's only subtly hinted at. If you enjoyed the Buddenbrooks, I think it's safe to recommend Effi to you.
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