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About meI love books. I love holding them. Smelling them. Curling up around them. I love exploring them and seeing how other people play with language and character and plot.

I love coming to the end of a really good read and actually feeling lonely for that first day after I've closed the cover for the final time. I love -not- thinking about the plot as it unfolds, but experiencing it as the characters I'm reading about are experiencing it.

I love the heritage of words that English has given us. I love to see how people have found new ways to master and play with language; the subtleties and nuances and tricks they play. I love how language can be both precise and yet vague at the same time.

There's plenty written by me and about me elsewhere on the 'net. Here, on this site, I don't want it to be about me at all. I want this site to be my special only-for-words-about-words site.

Therefore, someone stumbling casually over this profile need only know a handful of things about me. I'm 31. I have a 2-year-old son (and we're enjoying SO MUCH learning language together, reading books, joking with words etc...), I'm British and I love where I live.

Oh, and I love books.

About my libraryMy library is something of a sprawl of books I've read over the years. I've travelled a little, and the thing that suffers when you live out of a backpack is your book collection. Therefore, these are the titles that stand out most in my mind as books I have fallen in love with - whether I read them just the once, or over and over - and have stuck with me over time.

However, these days, there's more books to add to the list as I revisit books from my own childhood that I now get to share with my son. I spend as much time reading and enjoying those as I do anything else, so I feel it's not only valid but actually required to include our favourites here.

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