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Tagsfiction (1,034), 2009 (412), 2008 (384), 2010 (384), 1980s (330), 1990s (306), biography (306), 2007 (237), travel (207), history (206) — see all tags

MediaNot set (28), Book (3,320), Paper Book (3,160), Audiobook (14), Ebook (6), Other (1)

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About my libraryI use LibraryThing to record my reading, not just the books I own. About three quarters of the books on my LibraryThing account are physically on my bookshelves; others I've borrowed from the library, friends or whatever. My ratings are entirely personal and do not represent considered judgements about literary merit (so a book that I loved as a nine year-old might get five stars and a great novel from the Canon with which I struggled might only rate two stars).

5* Books I can't live without; will have read most several times. Also books of special personal and sentimental interest and books I consider important within a limited specialized subject range.

4* Excellent and highly recommended.
3* A good read.
2* Ho-hum...
1* Wish I'd spent the time reading something else.

GroupsBarbara Pym, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, BBC Radio 4 Listeners, Books on Books, Booze!, Cookbookers, Ghost Stories, Past and Present, Literary Snobs, Spies & Spy Fiction, The Drones Club (all things P.G. Wodehouse)show all groups

Favorite authorsLouis Auchincloss, John Buchan, Justin Cartwright, Laurie Colwin, Edmund Crispin, Annie Dillard, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Jane Gardam, Susan Hill, Molly Keane, James Lees-Milne, Jeremy Lewis, William Maxwell, Nancy Mitford, Iris Murdoch, Adam Nicolson, Anthony Powell, Barbara Pym, Roger Scruton, Isaac Bashevis Singer, J. I. M. Stewart, Rosemary Sutcliff, Douglas Sutherland, Elizabeth Taylor, Evelyn Waugh, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresHatchards, Heywood Hill, John Sandoe Books, Shakespeare and Co. Lexington Avenue, Strand Bookstore

Favorite librariesNew York Public Library - 96th Street Branch, New York Public Library - Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, The London Library

Other favoritesThe British Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art


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Member sinceOct 13, 2006

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