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Groups75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Club Read 2014, Iris Murdoch readers, Orange January/July

Favorite authorsAischylos, Edward Albee, Aristotle, Paul Auster, Charles Baudelaire, Lewis Carroll, Eleanor Catton, Fyodor Dostoevsky, T. S. Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Brecht Evens, Anne Fadiman, Jonathan Franzen, Henrik Ibsen, David Mamet, Thomas Mann, John McDowell, David Mitchell, Haruki Murakami, Sōseki Natsume, Tomoko Ninomiya, Tim O'Brien, Plato, William Shakespeare, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Sophocles, Shaun Tan, Chris Ware, Walt Whitman, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBakka-Phoenix Science Fiction & Fantasy Bookstore, Ben McNally Books, Blackwell's Oxford, Blackwood & Brouwer Booksellers Ltd., BMV (Annex), Book City (Annex), Book Culture, Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Bookmans - Grant, BOOKOFF New York (49 W 45th), Books Kinokuniya - New York, Caliban Bookshop, Dussmann - Das Kulturkaufhaus, Gibert Jeune Générale et Papeterie, Gibert Jeune Langues et Lettres, Kards Unlimited, Krimi Buchhandlung Hammett Nachf. e.K., Modern Graphics, comics & more, Nice Price Books - Durham, Nicholas Hoare, Open Air Modern, Pandemonium, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Pulpfiction Books, Re:Reading, Strand Bookstore, Super Héros Librairie, Swipe Books, The Beguiling, The Bob Miller Book Room, The Monkey's Paw, The Regulator Bookshop, Theatre Books, This Ain't the Rosedale Library, Townsend Booksellers, Type Books - Queen West, Unnameable Books, Zoinks Music and Books

Favorite librariesCarnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- Main (Oakland), Toronto Public Library - Bloor-Gladstone, Toronto Reference Library, University of Toronto - Robarts Library, University of Toronto - Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto - University of St. Michael's College (John M. Kelly) Library, University of Toronto - Victoria University E J Pratt Library


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Thanks for the SantaThing picks! I've been meaning to read Kushner. I've never heard of O'Malley's The Rook, but it looks promising as well.
Happy holidays!
Thanks for your thoughtful selections on SantaThing. I’ve only seen the movie for Stardust, so it will be great to read the book! And every book on Paris I read talks about Hemingway’s Moveable Feast so about time I read it. Very much looking forward to immersing in all three books. Great picks! Enjoy the upcoming holidays.
I loved your spirited review of Eugene Onegin.
Thanks so much for your thoughtful SantaThing picks! I finished the Murakami and started on the Auster last night. :) Happy New Year!
Thanks for the kind words and I hope you do enjoy the books. Sorry for the barrage of comments on the santa thing page. The last one can be ignored 'cuz for a couple days the Calvino book shot up in price causing the order to go over $30, but then it went back to its earlier price before the deadline. Anyway, they're all books I think are great and so I hope you'll enjoy 'em as much as I did. Merry santa thing!
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