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CollectionsGiven away (1), To read (213), Translations (105), Spanish (155), French (93), Italian (17), Polish (40), short stories (43), Poetry (24), Reference (49), Kindle (32), Wishlist (28), Borrowed (1), non-fiction (74), audiobook (1), Your library (799), All collections (838)

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TagsTBR (213), in Spanish (152), translation (106), in French (92), read in 2008 (72), non-fiction (61), in Polish (43), reference (41), read in 2009 (40), short stories (36) — see all tags

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About meI'm currently reading my way around the world (aiming to "visit" each of the 192 member states of the UN), and I'm recording what I read on my journey in my thread in the Reading Globally group. I decided not to count things I'd already read, but rather to start from scratch; my aim is not to tick countries off as quickly as possible, but to discover new authors and learn about their cultures through their books.

About my library(not about my library at all, but rather things that have been recommended to me recently, so I don't forget).

Caribbean lit recommended by Jamaican colleague:
Trinidad: Samuel Selvon (Lonely Londoners)
Guyana: Wilson Harris (Palace of the Peacock)
Martinique: Aimé Cesaire (Cahier d'un retour au pays natale), Edouard Glissant
French Guyana: Léon Damas (poetry)
Jamaica: Olive Senior (short stories), Erna Brodber (Jane and Louisa will soon come home), Lorna Goodison (short stories, Tamarind Season, I am Becoming my Mother), Colin Channer

Contemporary Polish lit recommended by Magda (Polish teacher):
Katarzyna Grochola: Nigdy w zyciu and others
Sylwia Chutnik: Kieszonkowy atlas kobiet
Sonia Radunska: Kartki z bialego zeszytu
Jerzy Pilch
Andrzej Stasiuk
Jacek Dehnel: Lala
K. Szczuka
Max Cegielski
Krzysztof Varga
Magdalena Tulli
Michal Witkowski
Wojciech Kuczok
Slawomir Shuty
Jacek Zakowski
Tomasz Lis
Olga Tokarczuk
Marian Swietlicki
Pawel Huelle
Stefan Chwin
Krystyna Kofta: Monografia grzechow
Julia Hartwig
Manuela Gretkowska
Joanna Ronikier-Olczak: W ogrodzie pamieci

Croatia (from Anna):
Marin Drzic
Ivo Vojnovic, Dubrovnik Trilogy
Maroslav Krleza

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2008, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, Atwoodians, Author Theme Reads, Board Room, Book Nudgers, Club Read 2009, Club Read 2010, Club Read 2011, Club Read 2012show all groups

Favorite authorsLeila Aboulela, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Leopoldo Alas, Margaret Atwood, Jorge Luis Borges, Kate Grenville, D. H. Lawrence, Doris Lessing, Federico García Lorca, Naguib Mahfouz, Gabriel García Márquez, Ian McEwan, Rohinton Mistry, Alice Munro, Annie Proulx, Vikram Seth, Tim Winton (Shared favorites)

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