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About my libraryI collect modern classics, fairytale anthologies, children & YA literature, Middle Eastern history, politics & religion, a little science fiction, fantasy, and some design and art books.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up, 2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, 2016 Category Challenge, 2017 Category Challenge, 2018 Category Challenge, 2019 Category Challenge, 2020 Category Challengeshow all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Paul Auster, Fleur Beale, Bernard Beckett, Isobelle Carmody, Ken Catran, Michael Chabon, Joy Cowley, Dorothy Dunnett, Vince Ford, Jostein Gaarder, Neil Gaiman, Maurice Gee, Peter F. Hamilton, Diana Wynne Jones, D. H. Lawrence, Margaret Mahy, Melina Marchetta, Katerina Te Heikoko Mataira, Glenda Millard, Michael Morpurgo, Robert Muchamore, Donna Jo Napoli, Amos Oz, Mal Peet, Chaim Potok, Anthony Powell, Ian Rankin, Philip Reeve, Alastair Reynolds, Marcus Sedgwick, Darren Shan, Jonathan Stroud, Nigel G. Tranter, Scott Westerfeld (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBookmark Secondhand Books, Browsers Quality Secondhand Bookshop, Cook The Books, Dominion Books, El Ateneo - Grand Splendid, Evergreen Books, Hard To Find Books (Auckland), Jason Books, Mad Hatter Books, Pegasus Books, Readaway Books, Shakespeare and Company (Paris), The Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop, The Open Book, Unity Books, Wardini Books

Favorite librariesAuckland Central City Library Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Botany Library

Other favoritesAuckland Writers and Readers Festival, Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children's Writers and Illustrators

Favorite lists1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up, Adult Books for YA Readers, Best Books Set in Boarding Schools, Best Israeli Reading, Best Science Books for Non-Scientists, Bibliography for Among Others, Bibliography for How to be a Heroine, Elevenses, The Emergence of the Modern Middle East, Here There Be Dragons, A High School Trip to Israel, Jewish Books, Lives of the Poets (and Philosophers), Middle East and Maghreb Graphic Novels, Middle East Fiction, Nonhuman Protagonists, Summer Reads 2014, Top 100 NZ Children's Books, Top Five Books of 2016, Women in Islam

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Currently readingThe New Zealand wars trilogy by Maurice Shadbolt
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