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About meI read Portuguese, Spanish, and French fluently, and I have even read books in German and Italian in the past, but most of my reading is done in English.

I prefer the classics and get most of my books from the Gutenberg Project, but I do read modern literature also. Of course, if I ever write reviews, I'll tend to be rough on modern writers. After all, no matter how much I appreciate Ian McEwan, I always end up thinking that I would be better reading one of those Virginia Woolf's books I haven't read yet.

Even if I most definitely prefer "high-brow" books, I end up reading a lot of "not-so-good" books, simply because I do a lot of my reading after a long day at work and I find that I'm often too tired to read my favorite authors and books. This is the only reason I still have quite a few of Woolf's to read.

My main purpose on joining LibraryThing is to get a more accurate view on what I read. I'll explain what I mean, as I stated above I do not always read what I prefer, but I tend to remember reading only the books I really loved. A while ago talking to a friend I was shocked to realize that I had read only a few Joseph Conrad, one of my favorite writers. When I started to think about it I realized how I don't real read what I think I do. See what I mean? So I'll start my library by including some of my all time favorites, but I'll go on including mostly what I've finished reading. I hope I'll learn more about my reading habits from this experience.

About my libraryMy library is eclectic and I most definitely do not have time to include all my books here. As I stated above I'm going to try and include the books I'm reading as I read them. We'll see how it goes.

I own a lot of paper books, but lately I'm mostly reading ebooks, most often taken from the Gutenberg project. This means that the editions, ISBN, etc of the books on my library won't be accurate.


Favorite authorsDenis Diderot, E. M. Forster, James Joyce, Milan Kundera, D. H. Lawrence, Gabriel García Márquez, Ian McEwan, V. S. Naipaul, Leo Tolstoy, Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceOct 6, 2012

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