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The Gambler and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Tale of Genji: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Murasaki Shikibu
The Cyropaedia and The Hellenics by Xenophon
The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard H. Wilkinson
The Push Man and Other Stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
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About meMildly nerdy, incrementally gothy and wildly philosophical (I have two degrees in it, not just trying to sound profound) by nature. I'm also a desperate book lover, never happier than when scouring York's various antiquarian and second-hand bookshops, charity shops, library sales and promising bric-a-brac stands for treasure. My especial book interests are philosophy of language, psychology, mythology, nonsense, surrealism, gothic, victoriana, post-modernism and magic realism, but I generally buy and read anything and everything that passes my way. Oh and I have a *slight* Lewis Carroll fixation. I can recite 'The Hunting of the Snark' from memory and I occasionally attempt to record myself reading Alice to practice my storytelling skills. Oh and I read whilst walking, all the time. I know that my peripheral vision must be excellent because I haven't died yet.
About my libraryI'm going to spend the next few years attempting a feat unknown amongst bibliophiles: to read all the books I own. This means I'll have to stop buying books until I've caught up, not quite sure how I'll cope with that... Anyway I'm keeping track of the project using my shiny new Librarything, the unread books will go into the "to read" section and I'll work through them in a random order, all the things I want to buy but can't will go to the "wishlist". The books're mostly philosophy and mythology nonfiction and an eclectic selection of fiction. I'm also beginning a collection of Lewis Carroll works and related (especially philosophical) materials, which is the only thing exempted from my purchasing ban. I'd appreciate any info about interesting Carroll books/articles/events etc!
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