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About meI’m an expat linguist, trying to avoid living an uncomfortable life. I probably like a sunset, a hug and the feeling of a job well done as much as anyone else. I believe I would enjoy being ambidextrous (I’m right-handed). Sometimes I get wordy.
About my libraryAbout my library
My library, in a nutshell, is a work in progress. As I somehow manage to not die and to continuously meet new people I find that my tastes change and, furthermore, that I don't mind.
I have catalogued here the books, both physical and digital, that I have purchased and therefore own in the traditional sense. Free ebooks from Project Gutenberg and similar sources are not included in this catalogue unless I've actually read them through or consulted them, and they, therefore, occupy a non-trivial spot on my mental shelves.
My reading tastes are fairly straightforward, I'd say: I'm an English/Dutch linguistics major who browses through mainstream fiction as well as genre fiction -- science fiction, fantasy, crime and, sporadically, horror. In recent years I've rediscovered the joys of reading non-fiction in areas outside my specialization -- mainly history, archaeology and some popular-sciency works on biology, physics and cosmology. Neither am I averse to a little young adult fiction now and then.
If much of this seems superficial and unsystematic, it's because I read large quantities of specialist literature in my day job, so when I read for pleasure my choice is generally influenced by my short attention span, friends' recommendations, and how mentally acute I happen to be feeling.
About my reading
These are the books and separately published novellas/short stories that I read in the year:
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
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Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Jorge Luis Borges, Herman de Coninck, Tanith Lee, Amélie Nothomb, Iain Pears, Terry Pratchett, Jack Vance (Shared favorites)
VenuesFavorites | Visited
Favorite bookstoresAcademia Nakladatelství, Akademibokhandeln City, Foyles, Hedengrens i Sturegallerian, Paludan Bog og Café, Plato (Leuven), Sterling Books
Favorite publishersNYRB Classics, Orbit Books, W.W. Norton
Also onLast.fm, NaNo, Take11
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceDec 16, 2006
Currently readingAdjectives of comparison: Lexical and grammaticalised uses by Tine Breban
The Holy Bible: containing the Old and New Testaments. Translated out of the Original Tongues and with the Former Translations diligently compared and revised by The Gideons international
Introduction to Christian theology: contemporary North American perspectives by Roger A. Badham
R for dummies by Andrie De Vries
Quantitative corpus linguistics with R: a practical introduction by Stefan Thomas Gries
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