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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

On rating
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 bookstoresBlackwell's Oxford, Odyn Copr

Favorite librariesTampereen kaupunginkirjasto - Lamminpään kirjasto, Tampereen kaupunginkirjasto - pääkirjasto (Public library of Tampere), Trinity College Library, Dublin

LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/MaidMeri (profile)
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Member sinceApr 5, 2008

Currently readingTroikka by Jari Tervo
These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer

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Hei! Mukava kuulla että pidit kirjoista, eniten niiden valinnassa harmitti se että en voinut valita kaikkia kirjoja jotka olisin halunnut sulle valita. Ja myös se että innostuin niin että laitan sulle Mary Renaultin kirjoja, kunnes tajusin että ootkin lukenut ne jo! :D Mutta noita kirjoja oli kiva etsiä sillä sulla on mielenkiintoinen kirjasto ja samoja kiinnostuksenkohteita kuin itsellänikin. Pidän silmällä sun kirjastoa hyvien lukuvinkkien varalta. ;)
Hello! I did have a lot of fun picking your books; I was lucky to be assigned someone with an interesting library. :) We seem to have a lot of the same tastes, besides, you also have a very lovely profile picture, and good reviews! I am terrible at writing them, but I like other people's (though, I cannot read the Finnish ones, I don't know much more than kiitos and several curse words from hanging around a Finland-based online game for the past 7 years. :D) Not sure if the books have arrived to Wales, they probably have; but you are no worse off than some of us Americans at least, nothing yet in California!
Kiva kuulla, ja samat sanat sekä kiitos kommentista. Olet kerennyt lukea melkoisen satsin mielenkiintoisia kirjoja. On aina kiva tutustua ihmisiin, ja on kiva nähdä, että maku tuntuu meillä täsmäävän. :)
Well, I just got on the SantaThing page and found out who sent me those wonderful books! The Empire of the Ants looks fascinating, I've already skimmed the first chapter and the glossary. I do already have the Timothy Zahn book, it's just not in my LT yet (and it's my brother's copy anyway, so now I have my own!) Troll looked interesting as well; I am sure I will enjoy it.
I have told all my friends how happy it made me feel to have someone I've never met or spoken to be able to pick out a gift that so perfectly suited me. It's almost exactly like the feeling expressed in your quote above from Alan Bennett. Thank you so much, and happy holidays!
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