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About meOnce upon a time, over a decade ago now, I was a harried executive art director working in publishing. It was a good life, filled with excitement, adventures and plenty of travel, but it left no time for much reading or any hobbies of any kind. Then, though I'm still a relatively young woman, health problems intervened, and I'm now on permanent leave from work, which leaves me time (though there's never enough of it somehow) to occupy myself with all my favourite activities; reading, working on my art projects (a photorealistic drawing series at present), and generally acting like a woman of leisure. I have three pets, Charley, a 'Biwawa' (i.e. Bichon and Chihuahua mix), who looks like a caricature and takes me outside every day for much-needed walks, and my cats Mimi and Ezra. I hope to spend more time interacting with my friends in the 75ers group this year, if I can let go of Facebook and a recent obsession with the news...
About my libraryWith limited storage space in my home and a propensity for purchasing books faster than I can shelve them, I try to hold on to a relatively small collection, and give away paperbacks I have no intention of reading again. Nonetheless, the book piles have grown relentlessly these past few years, especially since joining the 75ers group here on LT. Most of my library therefore in one giant tbr pile, with art books and Folio Society volumes as part of my permanent collection. My library here on LT is a different story, as I try to keep track of my growing collection AND everything I've read over the years, so I keep adding books whenever they're retrieved from memory. I discovered audiobooks a couple of years ago and was delighted to find I could read while busying myself with other things like commuting and doing chores, so that collection also keeps growing exponentially, mostly thanks to the local library and Audible.com. I challenged myself to review everything I read for a number of years, but as of 2013, this practice has fallen by the wayside, though I hope to pick it up again. My ratings are based on my impression at the time of reading, which might be very different from one reading to the next.
Groups2013 Category Challenge, 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, 75 Books Challenge for 2018 —show all groups, A Group Thank You, Audiobooks, Booker Prize, Books off the Shelf Challenge, Bug Collectors, Combiners!, Folio Society devotees, Iris Murdoch readers, Orange January/July, The 11 in 11 Category Challenge, The 12 in 12 Category Challenge, TinyCat, Virago Modern Classics
Favorite authorsElizabeth von Arnim, Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Honoré de Balzac, William Boyd, Philippe Claudel, Roald Dahl, Robertson Davies, Charles Dickens, Maurice Druon, J. G. Farrell, Neil Gaiman, Romain Gary, Laurent Gaudé, Edward Gorey, Graham Greene, Ernest Hemingway, Amin Maalouf, Hilary Mantel, W. Somerset Maugham, Daphne du Maurier, Michael Morpurgo, Haruki Murakami, Philip Pullman, Bernice Rubens, C. J. Sansom, Dorothy L. Sayers, Georges Simenon, Muriel Spark, John Steinbeck, Shaun Tan, Rose Tremain, Ivan Turgenev, Barry Unsworth, Evelyn Waugh, Mary Wesley, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde, Émile Zola, Stefan Zweig (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresChapters - Sainte-Catherine, Indigo - Place Montréal Trust, Librairie Bibliomanie / Bibliomania Bookshoppe, Librairie du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Librairie Henri-Julien, Librairie Olivieri, Odyssey Books, Paragraphe Bookstore Librairie, The Word Bookstore
Member sinceNov 25, 2007
Currently readingCrime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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