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About meage 52, I've just given up work. I love reading, patchwork ,genealogy and my 5 cats.

About my libraryLove the classics; am working my way through Balzac's Comedie Humaine.
Also adore Virago Classics. (And have just discovered Persephone Books...bliss!) My guilty pleasure is historical fiction, notably Jean Plaidy.
Plans for 2014; blitz my excessive backlog of books (700 & counting!) Also keep on with this year's attempt to read as many Nobel prize winning authors as possible. Plus some foreign literature.
I spent 2013 trying to complete a 'Century of Books' (1 from each year of 20th century) but ended up about 20 short and admit defeat!
2014 CHALLENGE: READ AS MANY DIFFERENT NATIONALITY AUTHORS AS POSSIBLE (UK & USA don't count)

AFGHANISTAN: [[Rahimi Atiq]] : [The Patience Stone]
AUSTRALIA: [[London Joan]] : [Gilgamesh]
-----------[[Kent Hannah]] : [Burial Rites]
AUSTRIA: [[Zweig Stefan]] : [Beware of Pity]
BARBADOS: [[Lamming George]] : [In the Castle of my Skin]
CANADA:[[ Atwood Margaret]] :[ Alias Grace]
-------[[ Munro Alice]] : [Too Much Happiness]
------ [[Clarke Bev]] : [Born in the Briar Patch]
CHINA: [[Lianke Yan]] : [Dream of Ding Village]
DENMARK: [[Romer Knud]] :[ Nothing but Fear]
EGYPT: [[Mahfouz Naguib]] : [Palace Walk]
-------[[Mahfouz Naguib]] : [Palace of Desire]
------ [[Mahfouz Naguib]] : [Sugar Street]
ESTONIA: [[Luts Oskar]] : [Spring]
FRANCE: [[Zola Emile]] : [La Bete Humaine]
GERMANY: [[Mann Thomas]] : [Little Herr Friedemann & Other Stories]
---------[[Keun Irmgard]] : [Child of all Nations]
---------[[Winsloe Christa]] : [The Child Manuela]
---------[[Fallada Hans]] : [Little Man, What Now?]
---------[[Suskind Patrick]] : [Perfume]
ICELAND: [[Laxness Halldor]] : [Independent People]
ISRAEL: [[Agnon S Y]] : [A Simple Story]
ITALY: [[Marani Diego]] : [New Finnish Grammar]
JAPAN: [[Murakami Haruki]] : [Norwegian Wood]
KYRGYZSTAN: [[Aitmatov Chingiz]] : [Jamilia]
MYANMAR : [[Law Yone Wendy]] : [The Road to Wanting]
NETHERLANDS: [[De Kat Otto]] : [Julia]
NEW ZEALAND: [[Ashton-Warner S]] : [Spinster]
NORWAY: [[Knausgaard Karl-Ove]] : [A death in the family]
PAKISTAN: [[Hamid Mohsin]] : [How to get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia]
PERU: [[Llosa Mario Vargas]] : [Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter]
POLAND: [[Singer Isaac Bashevis]] : [The Family Moskat]
PORTUGAL: [[De Queiros Eca]] : [The Maias]
----------[[Tavares Miguel Sousa]] : [Equator]
ROMANIA: [[Muller Herta]] : [The Hunger Angel]
RUSSIA: [[Zamyatin Yevgeny]] : [We]
S AFRICA: [[Gordimer Nadine]] : [My Son's Story]
ST VINCENT: [[Browne Cecil]] : [The Moon is Following Me]
SOUTH SUDAN: [[Tulba Majok]] : [Beneath the Darkening Sky]
SPAIN: [[Marias Javier]] : [The Infatuations]
SRI LANKA: [[Gunesekera Romesh]] : [Monkfish Moon]
SWEDEN: [[Lagerlof Selma]] : [Invisible Links]
TRINIDAD: [[Naipaul V S]] : [A House for Mr Biswas]

FAVOURITE READS OF 2013:

1) Buddenbrooks - Thomas Mann
2) The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
3) The Dollmaker - Harriette Arnow
4) Elmer Gantry - Sinclair Lewis
5) Fraulein Schmidt & Mt Anstruther - Elizabeth von Arnim
6) A Pale View of Hills - Kazuo Ishiguro
7) We think the World of you - J R Ackerley
8) Riceyman Steps - Arnold Bennett
9) The Appointment - Herta Muller
10) The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields

GroupsCrambo!, Fifty States Fiction (or Nonfiction) Challenge, Geeks who love the Classics, Legacy Libraries, List Five Books Parlour Game, Nobel Laureates in Literature, Persephone Readers, Playing games and solving puzzles, Reading Globally, The Global Challengeshow all groups

Favorite authorsHonoré de Balzac, Arnold Bennett, Barbara Comyns, Theodore Dreiser, Émile Zola (Shared favorites)

Real namesally tarbox

Locationaylesbury, bucks, england

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceFeb 8, 2012

Currently readingThe Aye-Aye and I by Gerald Durrell

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