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Member: girlunderglass

CollectionsYour library (616), Wishlist (35), Fiction (309), Non-Fiction (145), Poetry (34), Comics & Graphic Novels (50), Children's lit (72), Rom to order (18), To read (16), All collections (681)

Reviews62 reviews

TagsAmerican lit (213), 2000s (168), British lit (157), borrowed (80), 1990s (69), children's lit (62), short stories (60), sci-fi (41), 2010s (41), 1980s (40) — see all tags

MediaNot set (26), Book (655), Paper Book (626), Audiobook (5), Ebook (2)

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Recommendations11 recommendations

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 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.

My Collections:
"Your Library" - books I have read, whether I own them or not
"To read" - A few of the books I own but haven't yet read. I've only catalogued a tiny fraction of my collection - I find it more satisfying to add books as I read them.
"Wishlist" - books I would very much like to own but don't. Books you should get me for my birthday :)

My 2009 book challenge:
(First Thread: Books 1-20)
(Second Thread: Books 20-29)
(Third Thread: Books 30- 49)
(Fourth Thread: Books 50-)

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


Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceOct 17, 2008

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