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About my libraryI use LibraryThang to keep track of what I have read (but not what I have in my bookshelf or wishlist). I'm a stickler-type person with a huge fetish for lists and catalogues of all flavours, so LT felt like a natural habitat for me right away. :)
My library includes everything I've read - from cover to cover - since joining and everything I can recall having read before that, except non-classic children's and YA books.
At the moment my literary appetites run in three main directions:
• world literature classics
• gay interest books
• books about atheism
To make sure that my likings and dislikings are based on recent experiences, I use the star ratings only on books that I've read since starting this account. I try to save the very worst (0.5 stars) and best (5 stars) ratings for exceptionally horrible and exceptionally magnificent reads only.
Why I like to read
The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.
from The History Boys by Alan Bennett
GroupsBug Collectors, Finnish Librarythingers, SlashThing
Favorite authorsJane Austen, Alan Bennett, Mary Renault, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)
VenuesFavorites | Visited
Favorite bookstoresOdyn Copr
Favorite librariesTampereen kaupunginkirjasto - Lamminpään kirjasto, Tampereen kaupunginkirjasto - pääkirjasto (Public library of Tampere), Trinity College Library, Dublin
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceApr 5, 2008
Currently readingThe Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier