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CollectionsYour library (672), Currently reading (3), Wishlist (33), Fiction (341), Non-Fiction (163), Poetry (41), Comics & Graphic Novels (54), Children's lit (81), Rom to order (18), To read (16), All collections (735)

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TagsAmerican lit (252), 2000s (178), British lit (172), 2010s (80), borrowed (80), 1990s (79), short stories (66), children's lit (62), sci-fi (49), 1980s (42) — see all tags

MediaNot set (23), Book (703), Paper Book (671), Audiobook (5), Ebook (3)

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About meI am a translator working from Greek, Romanian and Spanish into English. I live in Barcelona. I like reading in parks. Sociology & anthropology, psycholinguistics, whizkids and child prodigies, polar regions, postcolonial theory, immigration, music/movies/books/anything pop culture, semantics, travelers/explorers/expats, in-group bias, identity politics are some subjects I enjoy reading about. I am fond of winter clothes, like watching the rain from buses and trains and am often spotted wearing silly band t-shirts.

About my libraryRating system:
★ - hated it/possibly didn't even finish it (lousy)
★★ - it was okay, I suppose (mediocre)
★★★ - enjoyed it (good)
★★★★ - loved it! (very good)
★★★★★ - all-time favorite (amazing)
Average rating: (3.4)

I try to rate books according to their genre. My reasoning is usually "this is exceptional for a children's book" or "this is not bad for a murder mystery".

My tags:
I tag books according to genre (e.g. sci-fi), decade of first publication (e.g. 1960s), country of origin of the author (e.g. Canadian lit) and subject matter (e.g. gender, discrimination). I use collections rather than tags to separate between fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays, and comic books.

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My Bookmooch wishlist:

Groups50 Book Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, Board for Extreme Thing Advances, BookMooching, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, More Power to the Date Fields!, Non-Fiction Readers, Reading Globally, Science Fiction Fans, Taking Salinger Seriously

Favorite authorsΛειβαδιτης Τασος, E. E. Cummings, Franz Kafka, Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, J. D. Salinger, George Saunders, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith, John Steinbeck, David Foster Wallace, Tom Wolfe (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAbbey Bookshop, Librería +Bernat, Massolit Books

Favorite librariesAmtsbókasafnið á Akureyri, Biblioteca Francesca Bonnemaison


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Real nameEliza


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Member sinceOct 17, 2008

Currently readingTranslation as Transhumance (English, German, Vietnamese and French Edition) by Mireille Gansel
Somebody with a Little Hammer: Essays by Mary Gaitskill
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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