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CollectionsYour library (1,949), Read but unowned (147), NYRB (188), E-book (12), Audiobook (12), Virago Modern Classics (219), New York (91), All collections (2,151)

Reviews31 reviews

Tagsfiction (338), novel (272), virago modern classic (216), 20th century (175), 19th century (131), NYRB (104), nonfiction (67), new york (63), memoir (39), short stories (27) — see all tags

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About meWriter (a novel, What Love Means To You People), reader, dog-lover, New Yorker.

About my libraryVast swathes of NYRB reprints, Virago Modern Classics, 19th century English novels, 20th and 21st century fiction. Small collection of old quirky books about New York City which I'm always looking to add to.

Groups18th-19th Century Britain, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, Anglophiles, Deep South, Famous voluminous novels, Letters & diaries, Literary Snobs, Nabokov!, New York Review Books, New Yorkers Cityshow all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Sybille Bedford, Charlotte Brontë, Hortense Calisher, Willa Cather, Dan Chaon, Colette, Laurie Colwin, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, William Faulkner, Rachel Ferguson, Penelope Fitzgerald, Alan Furst, Mavis Gallant, Elizabeth Gaskell, Andrew Holleran, Alan Hollinghurst, M. V. Hughes, Henry James, Denis Johnson, A. J. Liebling, Janet Malcolm, Hilary Mantel, Benjamin Markovits, William Maxwell, F.M. Mayor, Eugene McCabe, John McGahern, Alice Munro, Vladimir Nabokov, The New York Public Library, Edna O'Brien, Grace Paley, Anthony Powell, Mary Robison, Philip Roth, Lore Segal, NancyKay Shapiro, Jim Shepard, Edward St. Aubyn, Elizabeth Taylor, Colm Tóibín, Leo Tolstoy, Calvin Trillin, Anthony Trollope, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Eudora Welty, Rebecca West, Edith Wharton, Edmund White (Shared favorites)

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hey,

Well, that's a glowing recommendation. I've added Summer Will Show to mount TBR, though it'll be a while before I get to it, as well as Mr Fortune's Maggot (which nyrb republished together with its sequel The Salutation).

It'll be nice to reconnect with Warner in, say, a year from now. Or later. Or sooner. Mount TBR is an ever-changing landscape of Promotions and Preferences. Books tumble off the crags and are never heard from again in this lifetime. Such is life!
I thank you for the honour of making the special effort, and also for the result: I've now added Wise Children to my wishlist! Though I must admit, Carter's The Bloody Chamber was already there, though apparently that's precisely the sort of text you avoid.
Read your reviews, and especially liked those that were over 5 words. You should write more of them. (You're an author, so really you shouldn't. But ah! -- it's good to embrace such ambiguity.)

I've marked yours as an Interesting Library, which I do primarily as a way of coming across reviews for titles I've not catalogued. But please, no pressure intended.
Read your reviews, and especially liked those that were over 5 words. You should write more of them. (You're an author, so really you shouldn't. But there, it's bravely adult to embrace ambiguity.)

I've marked yours as an Interesting Library, which I do primarily as a way of coming across reviews for titles I've not catalogued. But please, no pressure intended.
Read your reviews, and especially liked those that were over 5 words. You should write more of them. (You're an author, so really you shouldn't. But there, it's bravely adult to embrace ambiguity.)

I've marked yours as an Interesting Library, which I do primarily as a way of coming across reviews for titles I've not catalogued. But please, no pressure intended.
Read your reviews, and especially liked those that were over 5 words. You should write more of them. (You're an author, so really you shouldn't. But there, it's bravely adult to embrace ambiguity.)

I've marked yours as an Interesting Library, which I do primarily as a way of coming across reviews for titles I've not catalogued. But please, no pressure intended.
I must confess I'm not as faithful a Warnerian as I should be -- I've yet to read any of her full-length novels, though I now have most of them in anticpatino of doing so. I have read two of her short story collections, plus the book of grim cat fables and the book of elf stories and the book childhood reminiscences.
I came to her oddly -- I'm a fan of Arthur Machen the Welsh mystical christian horror writer (odd combo!) and STW was his niece by marriage (his 2nd wife was the sister of STW's mother). A Machen journal I subscribe to reprinted one of her stories, which I liked a lot... I followed up, and here I am with a bunch of her books. I plan to tackle The Corner that held them vaguely soon...
Hi NancyKay -- thanks for the interesting vote!
Hi Nancy, Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries list and for commenting on my reading. I do read a lot of works in translation, but also many that aren't; I guess I go through phases with my reading! Rebecca
Hi, Nancy. Funny that you should say that... I came to LT mostly because I could understand its functioning so much more easily than GoodReads. Now I can't imagine being anywhere else!
Back again!
As well as I remember, you have to go to the book page or the author page where there will be a place to click on "Add to Favorites." There's probably an easier way, but that's what I did.
My favorite Virago author is Elizabeth Taylor - just thought I'd say - with Young and W. Holtby coming in second.
Since you're here now, I'll reply right away. Talking in real time is an unexpected luxury around here.
The Blue Flower was my first Fitzgerald, and I ended up not getting it. I own The Bookshop and was sufficiently intrigued by the flower not to give up on her. And STW rises higher and higher on my Mt. Bookpile. I'm not sure that I have the one that the VMC group are all praising to the skies.
I think a lot of us love EH Young. I certainly do! Not so many people read Mayor though, and I thoroughly enjoyed - uh oh. I have Mayor confused with G.B. Stern.....must have been the initials. She's another I have yet to read.
Yow! I have to go feed the cats! The time escaped me - and when I went to what I thought was your author page, it was the main one, so I'll have to do better research later.
Well-met though!
Peggy
Hi, Nancy Kay! I don't know when you joined the Virago group, but you and your comments are most welcome! You have quite a Virago collection, and I see that we share a fine crop of books too. Now I'm off to your author's page to see what it is that you do!
Peggy
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