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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.

Now I'm 51 years old, twice divorced, two grown children and one in her mid-teens, a part-time saleswoman, enjoying living with my son, looking forward to February when my son and I will be taking the first vacation I've been on in 14 years, and subsisting on the joys of friendship with the characters I've met in the pages of great novels, or of interesting lives. Very few people in real life are as alive to me as great characters from fiction.

About my libraryMy library is mostly fiction, although there are books about wildlife, a few memoirs, and some books on religion, as I minored in religious studies at university, all those years ago. There is a large amount of crime fiction, which is the genre in which I am most comfortable. I own almost all of Agatha Christie's mysteries, although a couple have disappeared over the years, and there's a fair bit of science fiction and fantasy as well.

Groups100 books in 2014 challenge, 1001 Books to read before you die, 2015 Category Challenge, 50 Book Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Agatha Christie, All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans, Canadian Bookworms, List Five Books Parlour Game, Playing games and solving puzzlesshow all groups

Favorite authorsIsaac Asimov, Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Mark Billingham, Maeve Binchy, William Blake, Rupert Brooke, Bill Bryson, Albert Camus, Agatha Christie, J.M. Coetzee, Wilkie Collins, Douglas Coupland, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Gerald Durrell, John Fowles, Dick Francis, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Gaskell, Phoebe Gilman, Nadine Gordimer, Graham Greene, James Herriot, Kazuo Ishiguro, Shirley Jackson, P. D. James, James Joyce, Guy Gavriel Kay, Stephen King, E. L. Konigsburg, Jon Krakauer, Margaret Laurence, D. H. Lawrence, Irving Layton, C. S. Lewis, H. P. Lovecraft, Henning Mankell, W. Somerset Maugham, Ewan McGregor, Gwyn McVay, L. M. Montgomery, Iris Murdoch, R. K. Narayan, Jo Nesbø, Wilfred Owen, Ann Patchett, Louise Penny, Beatrix Potter, Terry Pratchett, Peter Robinson, J. K. Rowling, Ann Rule, José Saramago, Dorothy L. Sayers, Alexander McCall Smith, Wallace Stegner, Robert Louis Stevenson, Miriam Toews, Miriam Toews, Patrick White, Laura Ingalls Wilder, P. G. Wodehouse, John Wyndham, Markus Zusak (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresThe Brantford Bookworm

Favorite listsAllie's List of Books I Want To Read, My favourite books, University literature

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Real nameAllie

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Member sinceJul 5, 2012

Currently readingPhantom by Jo Nesbo

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