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Tags20th Century (3,203), Fiction (2,665), Non-Fiction (1,569), UK literature (720), US literature (578), Art (424), 19th Century (424), Folio Society (412), French literature (328), 21st Century (312) — see all tags
About meI come from a family of writers, teachers and philosophers - bookworms all. All of them have their own ever-expanding collections, but I seem to be the most afflicted.
About my libraryIt has taken over our apartment. Despite Regular culling (and two major reductions made necessary by trans-Atlantic moves) it has grown to over 4000 volumes.
GroupsAncient China, Anglophiles, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Books on Books, Comics, Deep South, DimSum Thing, Fine Press Forum, Folio Society devotees —show all groups, French Connection, Japanese Culture, Library of America Subscribers, Literary Snobs, New York Review Books, Slightly Foxed - An appreciation
Favorite authorsPeter Ackroyd, Paul Auster, Samuel Beckett, Jorge Luis Borges, Paul Bowles, Mikhail Bulgakov, Dino Buzzati, Italo Calvino, Albert Camus, Elias Canetti, Joseph Conrad, Michael Dibdin, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Lawrence Durrell, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Gustave Flaubert, Nikolai Gogol, Edward Gorey, Joseph Heller, Patricia Highsmith, Franz Kafka, Malcolm Lowry, Thomas Mann, Herman Melville, Haruki Murakami, Georges Perec, Leo Perutz, Frederic Prokosch, Stendhal, Tom Stoppard, Boris Vian, François Villon, Kurt Vonnegut, Marguerite Yourcenar (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresAkateeminen kirjakauppa - Helsinki, Antikvariaatti Syvä uni, Arkadia International Bookshop, Ateneumin taidekirjakauppa (Ateneum Bookshop), C. Hagelstamin Antikvaarinen Kirjakauppa, David Mirvish Books, Galignani, Laterna Magica, Librairie La Hune, Pitkämies, Powell's City of Books (Portland), The Folio Society, Village Voice Bookshop, Waterstone's Oxford
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceApr 5, 2009
Currently readingLes Essais (mis en français moderne par Claude Pinganaud) by Michel de Montaigne
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