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Member: tiffin

CollectionsKINDLE (20), No Longer Own (2), Your library (1,838), Wishlist (118), Public Library (28), All collections (1,987)

Reviews117 reviews

TagsWriting by Women (529), Modern English Lit. (265), Modern Fantasy (237), KINDLE (141), Modern American Lit. (120), Virago (115), WISHLIST (111), Science Fiction (99), Mystery (94), Poetry (76) — see all tags

MediaNot set (42), Book (1,945), Paper Book (1,285), Audiobook (3), Ebook (73)

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LIFETIME BOOKS WHICH HAVE LEFT THEIR MARK(even though I might not read some of them again)
Formative Years
The Secret Garden by Burnett
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne (made me laugh so hard as a tot)
The Idiot, and Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Shaped My Life at a Certain Point
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
The Divine Comedy by Dante
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Magister Ludi, and Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Fifth Business/Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies
We by Zamiatin
Sherri Tepper - her entire oeuvre

Lifelong Love Affair and Occasional Rereads
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Shakespeare, plays and sonnets (I can't pick just one but The Tempest is a great favourite)
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Mapp & Lucia series by E.F. Benson: all time most favourite comfort read
Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, Emma, by Jane Austen
A Child's Christmas in Wales, and Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas
The works of Barbara Pym for her exquisite portrayals of ordinary people
Mrs. Dalloway, A Room of One's Own, To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf

Ones From Recent Years:
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Remains of the Day by Ishiguro

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And in case there is any doubt:



About my libraryI have got rid of close to 3,000 of my books (mostly Science Fiction and some Fantasy/Fantastic lit.)over the years but the numbers are creeping up again. Finite space and not wanting to have my family have to sort through them keeps me editing and winnowing. That said, there are some I will never part from and I still have my very first book: Little Yip Yip Gets His Bark.

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.
Desiderius Erasmus


Groups75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, 75 Books Challenge for 2017, Anglophilesshow all groups

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Anita Rau Badami, E. F. Benson, William Blake, Mikhail Bulgakov, James Branch Cabell, Geoffrey Chaucer, Leonard Cohen, Robertson Davies, Samuel R. Delany, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Fyodor Dostoevsky, George Eliot, T. S. Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Desiderius Erasmus, Northrop Frye, Jean Genet, Seamus Heaney, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Helen Humphreys, Kazuo Ishiguro, John Keats, Margaret Kennedy, Dalai Lama XIV, Margaret Laurence, John Milton, Rohinton Mistry, Mervyn Peake, Ezra Pound, Barbara Pym, William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Sheri S. Tepper, Dylan Thomas, Colm Tóibín, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, William Butler Yeats (Shared favorites)

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Real nameTui

LocationCanada

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceFeb 26, 2007

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