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About meHi, I'm Allie. I'm in my mid-50s, twice divorced, with three grown children who have fled the nest, and two cats who have not. I live in Ontario, Canada, where I work as a travel agent for a large international corporate travel agency. In my spare time I read copious amounts of books, usually about a hundred a year. Also, I find deep relaxation in learning languages.

I love to travel, to play any sort of word game, and to take long walks with my camera. I'm fascinated with etymology, linguistics, paleoanthropology, and the British Royal Family.


About my libraryMy library is mainly fiction, and these days it's heavily weighted by Scandinavian crime novels. I've been reading them for over a decade, and collecting them has become one of life's real pleasures. There's also other stuff in my library: books about animals - particularly primates, biographies, some fantasy and science fiction, and a bit of true crime, books on the British royals, various religious studies texts, and a goodly amount of classic fiction.

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Groups2020 ROOT CHALLENGE, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, List Five Books Parlour Game, Playing games and solving puzzles, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Maeve Binchy, William Blake, Bill Bryson, 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, Guy Gavriel Kay, Stephen King, E. L. Konigsburg, C. S. Lewis, H. P. Lovecraft, Henning Mankell, Iris Murdoch, R. K. Narayan, Jo Nesbø, Ann Patchett, Terry Pratchett, J. K. Rowling, José Saramago, Dorothy L. Sayers, Alexander McCall Smith, Robert Louis Stevenson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Laura Ingalls Wilder, P. G. Wodehouse, John Wyndham, Markus Zusak (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresColes - Lynden Park, The Brantford Bookworm

Favorite listsAllie's List of Books I Want To Read, Books Read in 2016, My favourite books, University literature

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Real nameAllie

LocationBrantford, Ontario, Canada

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Member sinceJul 5, 2012

Currently readingThe Distant Echo by Val McDermid
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