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Member: grintoul

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I'm awful for starting a book but not finishing it. I don't make the time to read as much as I should.

I’m an IT manager from the UK. I grew up in Dunfermline, studied Geography at Oxford, and work for P&G in Newcastle. In 2010 took the train from Scotland to Cambodia. I love social media but can’t sit in front of a screen 24/7 – I run, climb, cycle or kayak every day. I cook. I follow politics. I'm particularly interested in both technology and geography.

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I have a bit of a mish-mash of books, but I'd say the majority fall into three main categories: "coffee table non-fiction", especially unusual reference books or cool photo books; braincandy, such as Clive Cusslers and John Grishams; and literary fiction. In that last category, I especially LOVE books which transport you to other cultures, such as Half of a Yellow Sun or The Lizard Cage - Life of Pi and The Kite Runner are on my to-read list for the same reason.

Favorite authorsChimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Karen Connelly, Clive Cussler, John Grisham (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBarter Books, Blackwell's Art & Poster Shop, Kings Bookshop Callander (and diehard publishers)

Favorite librariesBodleian Library, Brasenose College, Oxford University - Main Library, East End Library, School of Geography & The Environment, Oxford University


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Real nameGuy Rintoul

LocationNewcastle upon Tyne, UK

Account typeprivate

Member sinceMay 27, 2007

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