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About meI am a booklover, as simple as that. It is a "disease" I caught since I learnt to read (actually even before) and I see no sign of recovery, nor do I wish to. To my great satisfaction, my book collection is constantly increasing.....one of these days, I am afraid, we will have to vacate the premises to make room for all the books! Not that the thought prevents me from buying more, of course.
Other than this, what else could I say about myself? I am an Italian transplanted in the US. My significant other is another bookworm, member of Librarything as well, and so are two of my children.

About my libraryMostly literature and fiction, but also art, history and, of course, books in Italian.
I am presently working on increasing my collection of Virago Modern Classics, and I am also interested in Australian authors, particularly women.
I also have a good collection of illustrated books.

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Groups18th-19th Century Britain, Algonquin Readers Round Table, All the World's a Stage, Almack's, Anglophiles, Antiquarian Books, Antiquarian Travel Memoirs, Art Books, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Australian LibraryThingersshow all groups

Favorite authorsPeter Ackroyd, Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Bill Bryson, Frances Hodgson Burnett, A. S. Byatt, Italo Calvino, Andrea Camilleri, Angela Carter, Anton Chekhov, Kate Chopin, Agatha Christie, Susanna Clarke, Eleanor Dark, Jean Devanny, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Umberto Eco, Anne Fadiman, Henry Fielding, Miles Franklin, John Galsworthy, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Carlo Goldoni, Molly Keane, Selma Lagerlöf, D. H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, Sándor Márai, Gabriel García Márquez, W. Somerset Maugham, Guy de Maupassant, Nancy Mitford, Elsa Morante, Orhan Pamuk, Dorothy Parker, Daniel Pennac, Francesco Petrarca, Luigi Pirandello, Edgar Allan Poe, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Vita Sackville-West, Isaac Bashevis Singer, John Steinbeck, Angela Thirkell, Leo Tolstoy, Sigrid Undset, Giovanni Verga, Rebecca West, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde, P. G. Wodehouse, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresPersephone Books, Strand Bookstore

Favorite librariesThe Warner Library

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