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About me"I seem to wander around the world ... accumulating material for future nostalgias." - Vikram Seth

And something I need to remember: "Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in; but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents." — Arthur Schopenhauer

My thread for 2012 is here.

I am using my wiki to keep quotations and poems which I like. Also a short sample quote from each book that I have read.



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About my libraryI started using Bookmooch as a way of noting down all the books I read in a year. Then it got addictive... first I started adding books in my permanent collection (I tend to give books away, unless I really like them); then books on my wishlist; and then books that I could remember reading, but have given away. On the positive side, I can't think of any more categories of books which I could add (and if you can, please don't tell me!)

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5* or 4*, would happily recommend
3* and 2.5, I enjoyed - wouldn't recommend but wouldn't warn you off either
2*, I didn't think much of, definitely wouldn't read again
1*, hated

GroupsAll Books Africa, Amateur Historians, Anglophiles, Arab, North African and Middle Eastern Literature, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Atwoodians, bande dessinée, BBC Radio 4 Listeners, Can you recommend....., Cheese!show all groups

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Diana Athill, Margaret Atwood, Nicola Barker, Elizabeth Bowen, A. S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Sarah Caudwell, Jim Crace, Michael Dibdin, Jenny Diski, Patricia Duncker, Helen Dunmore, Robert Edric, Jennifer Egan, Elena Ferrante, Michael Frayn, Linda Grant, G. W. Hawkes, Reginald Hill, Kathleen Jamie, Gish Jen, Hilary Mantel, Andrew Miller, David Mitchell, Haruki Murakami, Jeff Noon, Viktor Pelevin, Salman Rushdie, James Salter, W. G. Sebald, Vikram Seth, Jane Smiley, Jane Stevenson, Sarah Waters, Jeanette Winterson, Michela Wrong (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAny Amount of Books, BFI Filmstore, Books for Amnesty, Crockatt & Powell Booksellers, Daunt Books - Marylebone, Eslite [誠品], Gangarams, Grant and Cutler Ltd., Oxfam Books & Music - Marylebone High Street, Stanfords, Tate Modern Shop, Tlön Books, Topping & Company, Whose Books (胡思二手書)

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Member sinceNov 11, 2006

Currently reading99 Poems in Translation: An Anthology (Faber & Faber) by Harold Pinter
Strange Days Indeed: The Golden Age of Paranoia by Francis Wheen

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