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About meI was a journalist for 9years or so before moving into the world of corporate communications. My love of reading helps keep me sane on long international flights - I usually have more than one novel with me because I can't bear the thought of nine hours or so with nothing good to read. At the moment I'm trying to finish a Literature degree But in my spare time I've also embarked on a challenge to read all the Booker prize winning books and to track my progress in a blog -

About my librarymy library is a mixed bag. There are the classics that I love to return to now and again (George. Eliot is a particular favourite) and the ones I know I should read and will do someday but just haven't got around to yet. Virginia Woolf beckons from time to time. Then there are the Booker prize winners that I am working through - I have read 10 of them so far. I have a pile of books bought for work that somehow I can't find time to read. So In total probably something in the order of 70 titles just waiting for a rainy month or two so I can enjoy them. But I still can't keep myself from buying yet more.

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Groups18th Century British Literature, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Booker Prize, Commonwealth Challenge, Geeks who love the Classics, Group Reads - Literature, Monthly Author Reads, Penguin Classicsshow all groups


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Currently readingThe Famished Road by Ben Okri
Medea and Other Plays : Medea; Hecabe; Electra; Heracles (Penguin Classics) by Euripides
Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas

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