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CollectionsYour library (152), Perfect Books (13), Nearly Perfect Books (37), Books that Stand Out (36), Nice and Enjoyable Books (34), Above Average Books (21), Books of No Importance (31), Favorites (58), Trash (1), Read and Owned (143), Read but unowned (29), Unfinished (4), To read (3), For Rec. (61), All collections (184)

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About meFrom childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.


- Edgar Allan Poe

I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguished, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,
Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth
Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air;
Morn came and went -and came, and brought no day,...


- Lord Byron

PROFILE PICTURE:

Woman Reading by Henri Matisse (1869 -1954)

TOP 10 READS OF 2011

1. Detective Stories. Philip Pullman.

2. Very Good, Jeeves. P.G. Wodehouse.

3. Rebecca. Daphne Du Maurier.

4. The Diary of a Nobody. George Grossmith.

5. A Short History of Nearly Everything. Bill Bryson.

6. The Ninth Life of Louis Drax. Liz Jensen.

7. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Haruki Murakami.

8. The Inimitable Jeeves. P. G. Wodehouse.

9. Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings and Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy. Charles Dickens.

10. It's Only a Movie : Alfred Hitchcock - A Personal Biography. Charlotte Chandler.

TOP 10 READS OF 2010

1. Goodbye, Mr. Chips. James Hilton.

2. The Queen of Hearts. Wilkie Collins.

3. London Lavender. E. V. Lucas.

4. Girl in Hyacinth Blue. Susan Vreeland.

5. The Killer Inside Me. Jim Thompson.

6. A Kiss for Cinderella. J. M. Barrie.

7. The Remains of the Day. Kazuo Ishiguro.

8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick.

9. Seize the Day. Saul Bellow.

10. Tales of Men and Ghosts. Edith Wharton.

TOP 10 READS OF ‘09

1. The Playboy of the Western World. J. M. Synge.

2. The Miser. Jean-Baptiste Molière.

3. A Passage to India. E.M. Forster.

4. A House to Let. Charles Dickens (ed.).

5. Under the Red Robe. Stanley J. Weyman.

6. Death on the Nile. Agatha Christie.

7. Life with Father. Clarence Day.

8. Murder Is Easy. Agatha Christie.

9. The Book Thief. Markus Zusak.

10. Don't Look Now and Other Stories. Daphne Du Maurier.

About my libraryThere are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

- Joseph Brodsky

Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.

- Dawn Adams

All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality — the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.

- Arthur Christopher Benson

MY RATING SYSTEM:

If I give a book any stars at all that means that the book is (in my opinion) worth reading.

* Above average

** Nice and enjoyable

*** Stands out

**** Nearly perfect

***** A perfect book

No stars means I do not think it is worthy of a rating. It could also mean that I have not read the book yet.


MY THREADS:

THREADS OF 2012

75 Books Challenge thread 2012,

http://www.librarything.com/topic/130815

THREADS OF 2011

75 Books Challenge thread 2011 Part ONE,

http://www.librarything.com/topic/106099

75 Books Challenge thread 2011 Part TWO,

http://www.librarything.com/topic/120427

THREADS OF 2010

My 75 Books Challenge thread 2010,

http://www.librarything.com/topic/98949

My 50 Book Challenge thread 2010 Part Two,

http://www.librarything.com/topic/94041

And my 50 Book Challenge thread 2010 Part One,

http://www.librarything.com/topic/80925

THREADS OF 2009

My 50 Book Challenge thread 2009,

http://www.librarything.com/topic/72408




CURRENTLY READING

Groups20-Something LibraryThingers, Agatha Christie, Anglophiles, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Geeks who love the Classics

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, John le Carré, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Arthur Miller, Thomas Love Peacock, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Bram Stoker (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceAug 30, 2009

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