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About meI don't remember a time when books weren't an important part of my life. My earliest memories are of my father reading to me, mostly from Beatrix Potter, and from Enid Blyton's Big-Ears and Noddy books. When we took walks together, which was often, he taught me to recite poetry by heart, and William Blake's Songs of Innocence is where he started.
About my libraryMy library is mostly fiction. There are a lot of classics, a healthy collection of whodunnits, a growing pile of Swedish crime fiction, interspersed with science fiction, fantasy, best-sellers, and young adult literature. Religious studies was my minor in university, and I have a lot of books on that subject, as well as works on wildlife, biographies and memoirs, travel writing, and tomes about hominid anthropology, mostly out-of-date now.
Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Maeve Binchy, William Blake, Rupert Brooke, Bill Bryson, Albert Camus, Agatha Christie, J. M. Coetzee, Wilkie Collins, Douglas Coupland, Charles Dickens, Gerald Durrell, John Fowles, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Gaskell, Phoebe Gilman, Nadine Gordimer, Graham Greene, James Herriot, Kazuo Ishiguro, James Joyce, Guy Gavriel Kay, Stephen King, E. L. Konigsburg, D. H. Lawrence, C. S. Lewis, H.P. Lovecraft, Henning Mankell, L. M. Montgomery, Iris Murdoch, R. K. Narayan, Jo Nesbø, Wilfred Owen, Ann Patchett, Terry Pratchett, Patrick Rothfuss, J. K. Rowling, José Saramago, Dorothy L Sayers, Alexander McCall Smith, Robert Louis Stevenson, Patrick White, Laura Ingalls Wilder, P. G. Wodehouse, John Wyndham, Markus Zusak (Shared favorites)
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