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About my libraryFrom recent readings...

"...a lot of truths about the living world are recorded in bad books; they are just badly written."
The Radetzky March, Joseph Roth

"...his family affection is really of a very high order. When his maternal grandmother died he didn’t go as far as to give up bridge altogether, but he declared on nothing but black suits for the next three months. That, I think, was really beautiful."
Reginald in Russia, Saki

"First look left and then look right, son, to see if a car's coming. That's important when you're crossing a street but it's a dangerous way to think."
The Appointment, Herta Muller

"She had bought herself a typewriter, but it was obvious that as yet she had not much practice...How typical it was of her gentleness, and perhaps even of her sense of defeat, that she not troubled to correct her errors."
Travels With My Aunt, Graham Greene

GroupsBook Nudgers, Fans of Joyce Carol Oates, Geeks who love the Classics, Group Reads - Literature, Irish Librarythingers, Literary Snobs, Science!, The Drones Club (all things P.G. Wodehouse)

Favorite authorsIain Banks, John Banville, Nicola Barker, Kevin Barry, Ethan Canin, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Jeffrey Eugenides, William Faulkner, Graham Greene, Stanisław Lem, Patrick McCabe, Yoko Ogawa, Marilynne Robinson, Philip Roth, Saki, Donna Tartt, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

LocationDublin, Ireland

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Member sinceApr 2, 2007

Currently readingA Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Modern Classics) by Joyce James
Armadale (Oxford World's Classics) by Wilkie Collins

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