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About meI don't remember a time when books weren't an important part of my life. Most of my early memories are of my father reading to me. He read me wonderful books: tales by Beatrix Potter, Enid Blyton's Noddy & Big Ears stories, Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses, A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh books, and lots of Dr. Seuss stories. We took a lot of walks, my dad and I, and he would recite poetry while we strolled. Very early on, before school age, I knew William Blake's Songs of Innocence, as well as Kipling, Tennyson, and Hardy. I was very well and very lovingly taught, and to this day, decades later, books are still my best friends.
About my libraryMy library is mostly fiction. I have a lot of classic fiction from my university days, a growing collection of Scandinavian crime fiction, every book ever written by Agatha Christie, and a hodgepodge of modern works. I have a long-standing love for works about African wildlife, politics, and South African fiction. I read more non-fiction as I grow older. In recent years I have become interested in the early history of Australia, and in Australian literature. I love true crime and true life travel adventures. I enjoy biographies and memoirs, usually about/by people involved in the preservation of wildlife, or members of the British Royal Family.
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, 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, Ann Patchett, Terry Pratchett, J. K. Rowling, José Saramago, Dorothy L. Sayers, Alexander McCall Smith, Robert Louis Stevenson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Patrick White, Laura Ingalls Wilder, P. G. Wodehouse, John Wyndham, Markus Zusak (Shared favorites)
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
LocationChurchill, Manitoba, Canada
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceJul 5, 2012
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