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Book tastes

This year I would like 1) History or biography about things/people that happened before 1850. Any era or location, as long as it's older than 1850! (And well-written by someone who knows what they're talking about.) 2) Classic fiction written before 1900. 3) Mystery by an author I don't read often/ever. I don't like cozies, true-crime, serial killer, violence, horror, or any of that sort - I prefer classic detective type mysteries. Some of my favorite mystery authors are Rex Stout, Dorothy Sayers, Margery Allingham, but more recent authors are ok too as long as they fit in this sub-genre! My library is very up-to-date and I have rated a lot of my books, so that is a good guide.

Don't get this!

Please check against my Library, as I have a ton of books. I would prefer not to receive duplicate biographies, even if they are by different authors.

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Thank you for being my Santa! I know I am a bit of a tough pick, as my tastes are limited and I already have a million books in my preferred categories. I really appreciate your effort!


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Limelite: What about a bio of Ida Lovelace who died in 1852? A good one is "The Bride of Science: Romance, Reason, and Byron's Daughter" by Benjamin Woolley. (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:20:08 -0500)

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