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About meScientist by day, reader by night. Swedish by birth, American-Swedish at the moment. Mother, gardener, progressive, thinker, nature lover, photographer, food creator, traveler.
About my libraryWhat is kept in my library are the books I would read again. Most books I read are given away or lent out to others. It is a large mix of kitchen stories, Swedish crime novels, biographies, evolution and science books, travel diaries, and great American and Swedish classics. I also love finding the new classics, the amazing books that are published now and will be classics in the future. I don't care much for predictability and platitudes, bad English (or Swedish), and books that assume traditional old-fashioned gender roles in the modern world (bye bye romance novels), unless the women have brains and are very well written.
GroupsBookMooching, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Evolve!, Fifty States Fiction (or Nonfiction) Challenge, Food History, Reading Globally, Swedish Thing, THE ANYTHING CULINARY BOOK GROUP, What Are You Reading Now?
Favorite authorsMuriel Barbery, Jill Ker Conway, Marianne Fredriksson, Diana Gabaldon, Barbara Kingsolver, Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, Harry Martinson, Ruth Reichl, Dorothy L Sayers, Cheryl Strayed, Edward R. Tufte, Carl Zimmer (Shared favorites)
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
LocationNew Jersey, USA
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceMar 18, 2010
Currently readingAgaat by Marlene Van Niekerk
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