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Collections2015 Category Challenge (21), 1001 - 2014 (34), BX 2014 Challenge (27), 14 in 14 (261), 1001 TBR 2014 (14), Series TBR (128), Rattan (188), Bookcrossing (1,468), 1001 Books Read (464), Olympic Challenge (98), Currently reading (1), Wishlist (28), To read (37), Children or YA (154), Uni & Languages (35), Read but unowned (151), Your library (234), 1001 Books - 2013 (56), 1001 Books - 2012 (71), 1001 Books - 2011 (63), 1001 Books - 2010 (53), 1001 Books - 2009 (62), 13 in 13 Challenge (169), AVILA non-challenge (40), 12 in 12 - Step (78), 12 in 12 (145), 11 in 11 Step (66), 11 in 11 (121), 2010 Americas Trip (63), Five and Dime 2010 (18), 1010 Challenge (119), 999 Challenge (80), All collections (2,404)

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Tags1001 Book (388), 14 in 14 (245), 12 in 12 (222), 11 in 11 (186), 13 in 13 - Read (169), 13 in 13 (169), 1001-Library (151), 14 in 14 - Read (139), 11 in 11 - Read (121), Bookmooch (104) — see all tags

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Groups"Five and Dime" Category Challenge, 1001 Books to read before you die, 1010 Category Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 999 Challenge, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, BookCrossers, BookMooching, For BookCrossers: Reduce MTBR Challenge 2014show all groups

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Marguerite Duras (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceJan 21, 2008

Currently readingThe Tale of Genji (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics) by Murasaki Shikibu

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Hi!

I've come across you via BoekenTrol71, who somehow discovered reading affinities with me and befriended me today. As a lonely new arrival from Goodreads I'm on the look out for people with similar collections/tastes to mine, and a browse of your reviews has prompted me to send you a friend request. I want to slap Dean from On the Road as well! :D

Viv.
Hi! I just added you to my interesting libraries list because I see you too are a fan of Sri Lankan literature. Did you know Roma Tearne has a book coming out this summer? It's called the Road to Urbino.
Don't forget that it is a heck of a lot easier to get hold of a variety of recent German books here than English - and a lot cheaper, as I can borrow them from the libraries. If I had to buy most of what I read...
You said you teach ESL, so I thought you might like this link, too: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/opinion/sunday/the-benefits-of-bilingualism.ht...

I'm English mother tongue, but also speak (and read; writing is harder.) German. I am now busy a few hours a week at a local school as 'Lesepatin'. That means I do whatever the teacher asks me to do to help the children with their reading. I learn a lot about German from 'my' children. This morning I discovered that the word 'nett' only covers part of 'nice'. The children all were sure that a car could not be 'nett' - no heart, no mouth... At least for these children 'nett' was a human characteristic that involves doing, feeling, speaking.
Thank you. I didn't even realize that comments came here. Boy, have I got a lot to learn.

Soffitta, a great review of Thackeray's Vanity Fair, but can I recommend the 1998 BBC adaptation by Andrew Davies, if you haven't already seen this version? Natasha Little plays Becky, without sweetening the character, and Philip Glenister is tender-hearted and honourable Dobbin, my favourite character! I did actually enjoy the Reese Witherspoon film, if only for the wonderful colours, but you're right, Becky is softened beyond recognition to make her more sympathetic.
It does not appear that the 1001 Group Read is generating much interest. I am going to re-start it and I just wanted to let you know so that you will be looking for it. I will re-start it under the topic name "1001 Group Read--March and April. We'll see what that generates. Have a good day.
Noticed you liked Clockwork Orange, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it's also about a group of violent kids (and also a bit dark). I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary (and a sample chapter) in case you'd like to read more about the book before you commit:

http://christophertusa.com/

Thanks,

Chris
Soffitta-I am extremely jealous of your living in Portugal! Is that a permanent move? If i'm not too nosy, where in Portugal are you living. My husband's family is from the Azores, and we were lucky enough to be able to visit the mainland in the 80's. My daughter spent her honeymoon there 3 years ago, and is aching to return. I have a 'things Portuguese' category on my 999 challege (link:bookshttp://www.librarything.com/topic/47913 -msg 12. If you have any suggestions for others, I'm always open to suggestions. I'd like to mark you as a friend. Your challenge sounds very interesting, and I'm curious to see your comments on some of those
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