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CollectionsRead in 2014 (18), Read in 2013 (28), Read in 2012 (43), Read in 2008 (15), Read in 2009 (18), Read in 2010 (38), Read in 2011 (37), Your library (2,541), Wishlist (54), Currently reading (23), To read (1), Favorites (22), All collections (2,596)

Reviews118 reviews

TagsNon-fiction (377), Short stories (86), France (73), History (68), Latin America (68), Russia (58), Germany (52), Italy (44), Japan (38), Nobel Prize (36) — see all tags

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About me"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes." - Erasmus

I've been an active member of Club Read for 3 years now. Here are the links to my threads: 2013 thread, 2012 thread.

Books read in 2012

The Master of the Day of Judgment by Leo Perutz (Austria)
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (UK)
The Lizard's Tail by Luisa Valenzuela (Argentina)
Memoirs of an Anti-Semite by Gregor von Rezzori (Romania/Austria)
Shadows and Wind: A Modern View of Vietnam by Robert Templer (UK)
The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov (Ukraine/Russia)
Voices of the Old Sea by Norman Lewis (UK)
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and their Journey by Isabel Fonseca (US)
2666 by Roberto Bolano (Chile)
Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong (Vietnam)
The Routes of Man: How Roads are Changing the World and How We Live Today by Ted Conover (US)
The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards (UK)
A Dragon Apparent: Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (UK)
All Men are Mortal by Simone de Beauvoir (France)
The Whispering Land by Gerald Durrell (UK)
Deep Rivers by Jose Maria Arguedas (Peru)
Bitter Honeymoon by Alberto Moravia (Italy)
Grant 83: The Overheating World by Granta (UK)
The President by Miguel Angel Asturias (Guatemala)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (UK)
Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya (El Salvador)
My Antonia by Willa Cather (US)
The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age by Simon Schama (US)
A Death in Rome by Wolfgang Koeppen (Germany)
A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube by Patrick Leigh Fermor (UK)
Cities of Salt by Abdelrahman Munif (Saudi Arabia)
The Harp and the Shadow by Alejo Carpentier (Cuba)
Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov (Russia)
Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov (Ukraine)
The Day of the Owl by Leonardo Sciascia (Italy)
A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin (US)
A Walk on the Wild Side by Nelson Algren (US)
The Shipyard by Juan Carlos Onetti (Uruguay)
The Edge of the Storm by Agustin Yañez (Mexico)
The Procedure by Harry Mulisch (Netherlands)
The Three Christs of Ypsilanti by Milton Rokeach (US)
The People of the Abyss by Jack London (US)
Life: An Unauthorized Biography by Richard Fortey (UK)
Under the Frog by Tibor Fischer (UK)
The Spell by Hermann Broch (Germany)
The Singapore Grip by J.G. Farrell (UK)
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin (Pakistan)

Books read in 2011

Coming to Birth by Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye (Kenya/UK)
The Last Will and Testament of Senhor da Silva Araujo by Germano Almeida (Cape Verde)
The Love Songs of Nathan J. Swirsky (South Africa)
The Comedians by Graham Greene (UK)
The Winners by Julio Cortazar (Argentina)
The Swell Season by Joseph Skvorecky (Czech Republic/Canada)
Troubles by J.G.Farell (UK)
Purge by Sofi Oksanen (Finland)
The Volcano Lover by Susan Sontag (US)
Santa Evita by Tomas Elroy Martinez (Argentina)
Little Hut of Leaping Fishes by Chiew-Siah Tei (Malaysia)
Candide by Voltaire (France)
The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch (UK)
The Rebels by Sandor Marai (Hungary)
The Prince of West End Avenue by Alan Isler (US)
Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene (UK)
Riders in the Chariot by Patrick White (Australia)
The Immoralist by Andre Gide (France)
An Explanation of the Birds by Antonio Lobo Antunes (Portugal)
The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch (Netherlands)
Sunday by Georges Simenon (Belgium)
Short stories by Theodore Dreiser (US)
The King in the Golden Mask by Marcel Schwob (France)
Dictation: A Quartet by Cynthia Ozick (US)
Endgame by Samuel Beckett (Ireland)
Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger (UK)
The Invention of the Jewish People by Shlomo Sand (Israel)
Pity the Nation: Lebanon at War by Robert Fisk (UK)
Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman (US)
Mezzaterra: Fragments from a Common Ground by Ahdaf Soueif (Egypt)
African Silences by Peter Matthiessen (US)
The Oysters of Locmariaquer by Emily Clark (US)
A Genius in the Family by Piers du Pre and Hilary du Pre (UK)
The Second John McPhee Reader by John McPhee (US)
Yadav: Finding the Heart of India by Jill Lowe (UK)

About my libraryI'm about halfway into cataloguing my library -- what can be found here are mostly modern fiction and some non-fiction, and a few academic books. It doesn't include my husband's books, books in other languages (Portuguese, French, Spanish), children's books, and all work-related stuff which take up half the book space at home. It also only includes books I've started acquiring after university, and those left over after constant relocation forced me to give away boxes of them.

My reading
I enjoy world literature, war fiction, history, geography, current events, and essays. Now slowly working my way through translated works from Western Europe and Latin America. Also fascinated with literature from Central and Eastern Europe. I love short stories and anthologies -- I always have at least one going.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2008, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, Ancient History, And Other Stories, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Author Theme Reads, Book Nudgers, Books that made me think, Classical Musicshow all groups

Favorite authorsAntónio Lobo Antunes, Ian Buruma, Alejo Carpentier, Camilo Jose Cela, Anton Chekhov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ralph Ellison, Robert Fisk, Nadine Gordimer, Graham Greene, David Halberstam, Ernest Hemingway, Ismail Kadare, Ryszard Kapuściński, Arthur Koestler, Mark Kurlansky, Primo Levi, Mario Vargas Llosa, Javier Marías, Yukio Mishima, V. S. Naipaul, Ben Okri, George Orwell, Eça de Queirós, Gregor von Rezzori, José Rizal, Salman Rushdie, José Saramago, André Schwarz-Bart, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Antonio Tabucchi, Barbara W. Tuchman, Patrick White, Marguerite Yourcenar, Émile Zola (Shared favorites)

Homepagehttp://athousandjourneys.blogspot.com/

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Member sinceApr 3, 2008

Currently readingThe Ground Beneath Her Feet: A Novel by Salman Rushdie
A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924 by Professor Orlando Figes
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
The Vivisector (Penguin Classics) by Patrick White
Among Women Only (Peter Owen Modern Classics) by Cesare Pavese
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Still following you, deebs. Nice review of Oblomov, which is on ow of my lists. Glad I got your review to shine a light.
I see you were book shopping in Charing Cross road the same week as me...how amusing if we were both unknowingly in the same bookshop at the same time!
Deebee I just read your excellent blog and particularly like the essay on corks. I'm a tree professional myself and Cork Oak has long been one of my favourite species. Very refreshing reading. And your LT photos are lovely as well by the way. All the best, Paul.
I've just done a BRIEF run through of your photo album and the photos are stunning! They deserve more attention than I have available at the moment, but am going to save the link for sure.

Joyce
Thanks, deebee; those photos are amazing! I'll definitely have to visit Lisbon in the near future.

Cheers,
Darryl
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