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Plays, Volume One: Sheppey, The Sacred Flame, The Circle, The Constant Wife, Our Betters by W. Somerset Maugham
Profiles of the Future by Arthur C. Clarke
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About meI am an ordinary biochemist working in a molecular biology lab and trying to confirm/reject some simple scientific hypotheses. English, obviously, is not my first language but it is the one that I speak and read most often; sometimes I even think in English. I am deeply concious how bad it really is, but I am constantly working to improve it.
About my libraryIt is a very modest one with a modest ambition to grow in the future. For now I have stopped expanding it for one simple reason: the number of unread books is really shameful. I read slowly and thoughtfully, I like to imagine and experience everything I read to the fullest degree I can. I have read a little but I venture to claim that I have read it well. I hope this will remain so in future. My favourite books are those which bear rereading and rediscovering from time to time.
Groupsfriends of Maugham
Favorite authorsDavid Attenborough, W. H. Auden, Jane Austen, Arthur C. Clarke, Deryck Cooke, Michael Crichton, A. J. Cronin, Charles Darwin, C. E. Eckersley, Arthur Hailey, G. B. Harrison, Thor Heyerdahl, W. Somerset Maugham, Guy de Maupassant, Bertrand Russell, Harold C. Schonberg, William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Irving Stone, Gore Vidal, Alan Walker, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams (Shared favorites)
Real nameAlexander Arsov
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Member sinceSep 11, 2009
Currently readingMiddlemarch by George Eliot
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