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About meComposer, graduate student. Born and raised in Texas, lived 2 years in Minneapolis, now living in Manhattan. Facing life and all its overwhelming possibilities. Living and learning through both life and literature. I like music (primarily classical and EDM), books, tea, kindness, hiking, jogging, and weight lifting.

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"It was worth while to grow old and dusty seeking for truth though truth is unattainable, restating questions that have been stated at the beginning of the world. Failure would await him, but not disillusionment. It was worth while reading books, and writing a book or two which few would read, and no one, perhaps, endorse. He was not a hero, and he knew it. His father and sisters, by their steady goodness, had made this life possible. But, all the same, it was not the life of a spoilt child."
--E.M. Forster, The Longest Journey

My literary heroes and heroines include Anne Elliot from Persuasion, the Emersons from A Room With a View, Fanny Price from Mansfield Park, Margaret Schlegel from Howards End, Monseigneur Bienvenu from Les Misérables, the Garths (Mr., Mrs., and Mary) from Middlemarch (and heck, why not Dorothea too?), Hank Devereaux, Jr. from Straight Man, Flora Poste from Cold Comfort Farm, Kamiti from the Wizard of the Crow, and the narrator's grandmother from In Search of Lost Time.

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GroupsClub Read 2009, Club Read 2010, Exotic Male Dancers Who LibraryThing, Famous voluminous novels, Folio Society devotees, Friends of Mary Ann Evans, I became a fabulous opera, Infinite Jesters, Le Groupe des Mignon Photos, Le Salon des Amateurs de la Langueshow all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Charles Baxter, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, Angela Carter, Robertson Davies, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, E. M. Forster, John Fowles, Victor Hugo, Kazuo Ishiguro, Harry Stephen Keeler, Gabriel García Márquez, David Mitchell, Haruki Murakami, Ben Okri, Richard Powers, Marcel Proust, Richard Russo, Saki, J. D. Salinger, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Amos Tutuola, David Foster Wallace, Connie Willis, Jeanette Winterson (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBook Culture, Commonwealth Books, Housing Works Used Book Cafe, Shakespeare and Co. Broadway, St. Mark's Bookshop (New York City), Strand Bookstore


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Member sinceNov 15, 2007

Currently readingThe Complete Works (Everyman's Library) by Michel de Montaigne
Meditations (Modern Library) by Marcus Aurelius
The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 2 (Penguin Classics) by Anonymous
The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Folger Shakespeare Library) by William Shakespeare

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