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Favorite authorsJulian Barnes, Samuel Beckett, John Berger, A. S. Byatt, Italo Calvino, Anton Chekhov, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, T. S. Eliot, Timothy Ferris, E. M. Forster, Cormac McCarthy, David McCullough, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Arthur Phillips, William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Donna Tartt, Barry Unsworth, Sarah Vowell (Shared favorites)

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Favorite librariesBarbican Library, British Library, Guildhall School of Music and Drama Library, Royal Academy of Music Library, University of London, The London Library

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Currently readingBlood Meridian: or The Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 by Madeleine Albright
Life Itself: A Memoir by Roger Ebert
History of Rome: Bk. 1-5 by Valerie M. Warrior
The Second World War by Antony Beevor
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Hi there Jonathan, thanks for adding me to your Interesting Libraries. We certainly have a lot of books in common so I've added your library to my list too.
Hi Jonathan,

I received the "SantaThing" books you expertly picked out for me today - thanks much! The beautiful photography in The Enlightened Kitchen will entice me to try a few of the recipes soon. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle was on my Amazon Wish List, so great choice!

Hope your books have arrived and that your "Santa" was equally good to you. -Lynn
Noticed you liked Lovely Bones, 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 also contains a young female narrator struggling with a series of tragic circumstances. 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). 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:


Finished The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson.
Finished reading Valkyrie, by Hans Bernd Gisevius.
Finished re-reading Ninteen Eighty-Four
Finished The Darwin Conspiracy by John Darnton.
Finished The Meaning of Night"
near the end of Book 2 of 2666, but I left it sitting in London! Aarrgh. I noticed that Matt from the best book shop in Waterloo started reading it around the same time we did, and now he's finished! (wonderful book nerd blog, btw)
Finished "This Body" by Laurel Doud.
Finished "The Traveling Death and Resurrection Show" by Ariel Gore. 12/14/2008
Finished "Saturday" by Ian McEwan. 11/25/2008
Finished "Julius Winsome" by Gerard Donovan. 11/19/08
Finished "The Final Solution: A Story of Detection" by Michael Chabon. 11/17/08
thank you for adding ghost soldiers- reminded me of another stashpile to catalog
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