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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, sharing a house with my adult son, and still needing daily doses of reading time to keep me sane. I work retail, and in my spare time I read, paint, reluctantly go to the gym, spend too much time on the computer, and am learning to speak Spanish, which is fun.

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as well as works on wildlife, biographies and memoirs, travel writing, and tomes about hominid anthropology, mostly out-of-date now.

Groups100 books in 2014 challenge, 1001 Books to read before you die, 2015 Category Challenge, 2015 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), 50 Book Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, Agatha Christie, All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans, Canadian Bookworms, List Five Books Parlour Gameshow 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)

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

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Real nameAllie

LocationOntario, Canada

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Member sinceJul 5, 2012

Currently readingLes Misérables by Victor Hugo
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

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