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CollectionsYour library (1,798), Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes (83), Anna Kavan (19), Paul Celan (13), Graphic Novels & Comics (80), Journals & Magazines (22), Travel & Adventure (31), Cooking (75), Currently reading (9), To read (71), All collections (1,798)
About meI love to read, cook, travel, browse bookshops, have tea with friends, swim, cycle, run with my dog, & take photos. I love London, Boston, Calcutta, Havana, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, Barcelona, & the Cape Peninsula. I read a lot of non-fiction & poetry, and compared to many LTers, not much fiction. My favourite food is chocolate. But pomegranates are a close second. They squirt!
About my libraryMy LT library contains books that I presently own, and not titles I've borrowed or once owned but have since sold. I rate most books I've read, but generally not those written by friends or colleagues - and also not those I read long ago, or of which I read only some articles or chapters. My ratings are fairly high because I tend to ditch books I didn't enjoy, unless they fill out a collection or somehow contribute to my understanding of a field of interest.
Favorite authorsNicolas Abraham, César Aira, Jane Austen, Christina Britzolakis, Emily Brontë, Anne Carson, Paul Celan, J. M. Coetzee, Robert Coover, Charlotte Delbo, Anne Fadiman, Bessie Head, Susan Holbrook, Susan Howe, Vicente Huidobro, Franz Kafka, Sarah Kane, Anna Kavan, Julia Kristeva, Jimenez Lai, Dennis Lee, Sylvia Legris, Tim Lilburn, Mina Loy, Alberto Manguel, Michael Ondaatje, Henry Petroski, Sylvia Plath, Lisa Robertson, Jacqueline Rose, Karen Russell, Elaine Scarry, Jordan Scott, Mary Shelley, Lauren Slater, Susan B. A. Somers-Willett, Art Spiegelman, Nathalie Stephens, Jacques Tardi, Maria Torok, Sheila Watson, Lawrence Weschler, Janice Williamson (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresAnother Dimension Comics, Ballenford Books, Banff Book & Art Den [closed], Blackwell's Art & Poster Shop, Blackwell's Oxford, Bookartbookshop, Books for Cooks, British Library Bookshop, Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop, Cookbook Co., Daunt Books - Marylebone, David Mirvish Books, Grolier Poetry Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, Hatchards, Highgate Bookshop, La Moderna Poesia, Monkeyshines Children's Books, Olivieri Musée, librairie du Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Pages Books & Magazines - Toronto, Pages on Kensington, Primrose Hill Books, Prospero's Books, Shelf Life Books, The Beguiling, The QI Bookshop [closed], Type Books - Queen West, UPPERCASE gallery, books & papergoods, Waterstone's Gower Street
Favorite librariesBoston Public Library, British Library, Central Library, Islington, Glenbow Museum, Library & Archives, MacKimmie Library - University of Calgary, Smith College - William Allan Neilson Library & Mortimer Rare Book Room, The National Archives, Vestry House Museum, Library & Archive
Other favoritesPrinters Row Lit Fest 2011
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceNov 4, 2008
Currently readingConversation with Spinoza: A Cobweb Novel by Goce Smilevski
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