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About my libraryFrom recent readings...
"...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
"That heart where self has found no place and raised no throne, is slow to recognise its ugly presence when it looks upon it."
Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens
"I remember years ago a guy I knew told me that people going to England find exactly what they go looking for. I said I'd go looking for the England of English literature, and he nodded and said: "It's there." Maybe it is and maybe it isn't. Looking around the rug one thing's for sure: it's here."
84, Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff
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, John Updike, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)
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Member sinceApr 2, 2007
Currently readingMartin Chuzzlewit (Vintage Classics) by Charles Dickens
Morte D'Urban (NYRB Classics) by J. F. Powers
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon