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About meI’m just a cerebral guy, 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 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, archeology 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:
2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
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Favorite authorsJorge Luis Borges, Herman De Coninck, Tanith Lee, Amélie Nothomb, Terry Pratchett, Jack Vance (Shared favorites)
VenuesFavorites | Visited
Favorite bookstoresAcademia Nakladatelství, Akademibokhandeln City, 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 readingVan de koele meren des doods by Frederik van Eeden
Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire by Judith Herrin
Tintenherz by Cornelia Funke
Doubt: a history. The great doubters and their legacy of innovation, from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson by Jennifer Michael Hecht
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
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