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About meI am a transplanted New Zealander, and have lived all over the world. I am now 60 and live with my son (18) in New Jersey. Books are my one real vice, and I usually have two or three on the go at any one time. If I had a lot of money I would live between my apartment in Manhattan and my villa in the South of France. :) But I don't, so I make do with the 'burbs and living vicariously through books.
About my libraryVery pared down from what it used to be. I now keep only those books I know I will read again, or which I treasure for sentimental reasons. I read mysteries for relaxation and good lit for intellectual stimulation. I am very attracted to women's lit from the interwar years, especially anything that involves politics, travel and trains - an example would be Singing Waters by Ann Bridge wherein a 20-something British socialite drops off the Orient Express, and sets off to explore Albania. I am also deeply attracted to American Jewish fiction of any era, but especially NY in the 40's to 60's. And did I mention anything about nuns, and the back of the Cornflake box if nothing else is available...
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