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CollectionsYour library (6,028), favs from public libraries (82), public libraries (4), public_e-library (3), Currently reading (1), Wishlist (6), Reading Barzun (9), e-library (1), All collections (6,108)

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Tagshistory (1,255), nederland (601), 20th century (538), greece (524), early modern (501), dvd docu (474), travel (418), ancient history (416), medieval (386), italy (380) — see all tags

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About meRead by Marieke in:
2013: (post 7)

About my libraryOctober 2007: I (Marieke) begin cataloguing our library. We both love reading immensely, but my better half prefers to be a "stand-alone reader" and will not participate actively in this venture. All the books are on our shelves.

November 2007: Start of some new tags for those books we borrowed from libraries and want to recall. So no longer all catalogued books are on our shelves only. The new tags are dob, kb, ppl, (kb = royal library, dob = public library, ppl = peace palace library)

Spring 2008: We decide to add our dvd's. New tags dvd movie, dvd docu etc.

September 2010: the e-reader arrives in our lives. Start of tag e-book. A growing number of our books are on the hard disk now, and since December 2012 some are "in the cloud"...

Groups'In een hoecxken met een boecxken', 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, Amateur Historians, Ancient History, Anglophiles, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, Byzantinistik, Club Read 2013, Crime, Thriller & Mysteryshow all groups

Favorite authorsJames Baldwin, Saul Bellow, Fernand Braudel, William Dalrymple, Midas Dekkers, A. Th. van Deursen, Dorothy Dunnett, Gerald Durrell, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Diana Norman, Natalia Ginzburg, Victoria Glendinning, Daniel Goffman, Noah Gordon, Vassili Grossman, Brigitte Hamann, Herodotus, Judith Herzberg, Edgar Hilsenrath, Jonathan I. Israel, Jona Lendering, Donna Leon, Geert Mak, Gabriel García Márquez, Mark Mazower, Fatima Mernissi, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Elsa Morante, Jan Morris, John Julius Norwich, Chaim Potok, Donald E. Queller, Peter Robinson, Claudia Roden, Anatoli Rybakov, C. J. Sansom, Giorgos Seferis, Nicholas Stavroulakis, Ashe Stil, Toon Tellegen, Fred Vargas (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAthenaeum Boekhandel, Boekhandel Paagman, Boekhandel Roelants (voorheen De Oude Mol) Nijmegen, Burgersdijk & Niermans, Couvée Boekhandel & Librairie Française, De Slegte Amsterdam, De Slegte Den Haag, De Slegte Leiden, Donner, Jimmink, Kooyker Leiden (voorheen Polare), L.B. Kretzschmar, Parimar/de Boekenmarkt, Perron 9 3/4, Scheltema, Stanley & Livingstone Travel bookstore, The American Book Center, Van Stockum Boekverkopers, Verwijs + de Slegte

Favorite librariesKoninklijke Bibliotheek - National Library of the Netherlands, Openbare Bibliotheek Den Haag - Centrale Bibliotheek

Other favoritesDe Boekenmarkt op het Spui, Bredevoort Boekenstad, Boekenmarkt op het Plein

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LocationDen Haag, Netherlands

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Member sinceAug 11, 2007

Currently readingWe Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel by Karen Joy Fowler

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Because when I grow up I want to be an academic and a classy lady to boot

When I grow up I want to be Mary Beard,
A classy, classic, classicist
intellectually revered.
Wickedly wonderful and wise
full to brim with life,
whilst explaining the way in which Caligula died on BBC prime time
and I would like, like her, to shine
the kind inclined to speak her mind,
refined and blinding.
Yet I am finding it tough to grow up
in a world where twitter is littered with abuse towards women
where intelligent, eminent, eloquent females are met with derision
because she should be able to analyse Augustus' dictums,
or Early AD epithets, without having to scroll through death,bomb and rape threats.
Do not tell me this is just the internet or a public figure deserves everything they get.
Because this isn't just about one academic, it's endemic of this society enmeshed in sexist rhetoric.
I cannot live accepting it!
Because when I grow up I want to be Mary Beard,
to wear shiny converse and converse on conquerors and pioneers ,
A sheer delight, an igniter of young minds
But never a victim,
Like Minerva herself, a goddess of wisdom.

[[Megan Beech]]
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