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Member: ominogue

CollectionsYour library (743), Currently reading (2), Owned (481), Favorites (50), Owned but unread (95), Read, Want to Buy (35), Wishlist (3), Waste of Time (6), All collections (841)


Tagsfiction (601), Published in the 20th century (394), Published in the 21st century (326), Kept in Cashel (318), Published in the 2000s (264), American fiction (216), British fiction (208), Guardian 1000 (204), non-fiction (190), Published in the 1990s (166) — see all tags

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About my library"My Library" contains information on all the books I have read. Books which I own but are as yet unread are not included, but have their own collection. Recommendations are always welcome!

Top books for 2011:
The Woman in White, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Hunger Games, The Woman in Black, Into Thin Air, A Room of One's Own, The Lost City of Z, The Awakening, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Lost World, The Slap

Top books for 2012:
Great Expectations, The Age of Innocence, The Secret River, Anna Karenina, North and South, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, The Buddha of Suburbia, Delhi: City of Djinns, Gillespie and I, The Talented Mr Ripley, Triumph of the City

Top books for 2013:
The Birthday Boys, The Emperor, Dirt Music, Burnt Shadows, The Group, Life After Life, Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America

Top books for 2014:
A Place of Greater Safety; The Garden of Evening Mists; Homage to Catalonia; Of Human Bondage;

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Orange January/July, Virago Modern Classics

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Arthur Conan Doyle, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Shirley Hazzard, Kazuo Ishiguro, Hilary Mantel, Daphne du Maurier, Ian McEwan, John McGahern, Flannery O'Connor, Donna Tartt, H. G. Wells, Edith Wharton (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBerry & Peterson Booksellers, BMV (Annex), BMV (Edward Street), Strand Bookstore, The Bookstore

Favorite librariesBibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec - Grande Bibliothèque, Fővárosi Szabó Ervin Könyvtár (FSZEK), The Library in English - Geneva


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Member sinceJul 5, 2010

Currently readingThe Death and Life of Great American Cities (Modern Library) by Jane Jacobs
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

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Thanks for the interesting library add Orlaith :-)
Hi, Orlaith,
It's easy to read along with the Guardian Book Reading Group. You should join in. All you have to do is post comments. Sam Jordison is a great host, but I only participate if the book of the month suits me.

To my shame I'd not read any Ernest Hemingway and this was a great opportunity. The GRG has previously covered The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell and Bleak House by Charles Dickens. I ducked out of last month; reading Dracula and Twilight, as I'd read Dracula the previous year and really didn't fancy reading it again or reading Twilight. The Guardian is a great site for news, culture and sports from a UK perspective if you're of a politically liberal persuasion.

I love your library pictures. Beats an empty room with a trestle table and a Kindle into a cocked hat.

I must get to some Steinbeck myself, isn't he brilliant? East of Eden awaits on my to be read pile.
Morning, Orlaith. Thank you for finding my library interesting! I know you'll enjoy the three groups - or at least, I know that I enjoy them. I'll look for you one place or the other.
I love your pictures. Libraries are such magical places.
Hmmm. I wish I were reading *Catherine Great*, but I expect to get to her someday. I read Massie's *Nicholas & Alexandra* when it came out but somehow missed *Peter Great*. You know that comment about books and time!
Hmmm, Orlaith. I saw your post on Nancy's thread and went to find yours - and you don't have one. Don't you want to join the 75 group and get into the wild and wonderful world of too much time at LT? We'd love to have you, and I'm sending an invitation just in case.
I see that we have 180 books in common, not enough to show up on your "members with" list, but still a nice number of very good books.
Happy New Year from the Black Country in England!
Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries. I'm just about to add some books that I've bought post-Christmas.

Happy New Year and Good Reading

We share a lot of books! Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries! Happy reading.

Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries, I see we share quite a lot of books!

Take care and hope you're enjoying your time in Kingston.

I spent a summer abroad in Montreal as a student a few years ago. Wonderful city, I'd love to go back!
That Professor and the Madman book - I believe it's published under a different title in the UK and Ireland - is an interesting read. I picked it up out of idle curiosity when browsing in Pearse Street Library, but was floored at the sheer effort that was involved in writing the dictionary. Amazing to think of it now.
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