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CollectionsYour library (1,878), Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes (83), Anna Kavan (19), Paul Celan (13), Graphic Novels & Comics (80), Journals & Magazines (22), Travel & Adventure (31), Cooking (75), Currently reading (9), To read (71), All collections (1,878)

Reviews24 reviews

Tags21C (849), illustrated books (536), poetry (493), fiction (467), CanLit (395), Canadian poetry (282), experimental (227), visual arts (151), 90s (146), English fiction (112) — see all tags

MediaNot set (22), Book (1,855), Paper Book (1,825), Audiobook (5), Ebook (1), Video Recording (1), VHS (1)

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About meI love to read, cook, travel, browse bookshops, have tea with friends, swim, cycle, run with my dog, & take photos. I love London, Boston, Calcutta, Havana, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, Barcelona, & the Cape Peninsula. I read a lot of non-fiction & poetry, and compared to many LTers, not much fiction. My favourite food is chocolate. But pomegranates are a close second. They squirt!

Desert island book = Philip's Street Atlas London
OR Concordance to Sylvia Plath (which could enable reconstruction of the Complete Poems...)

About my libraryMy LT library contains books that I presently own, and not titles I've borrowed or once owned but have since sold. I rate most books I've read, but generally not those written by friends or colleagues - and also not those I read long ago, or of which I read only some articles or chapters. My ratings are fairly high because I tend to ditch books I didn't enjoy, unless they fill out a collection or somehow contribute to my understanding of a field of interest.

My books fall roughly into these major categories: bibliophilia, poetry, abecedaria, bestiaries, art & design, maps & atlases, fiction, essays, literary criticism, books by friends, london, africa, architecture, speculative architecture, photography, graphic novels, data mapping, trauma theory, holocaust, life writing, travel, children's lit, cookbooks, artists' books, sylvia plath, ted hughes, anna kavan, paul celan.

At the moment, my global reading stands as follows (not just fiction, but poetry, history, politics, art, travelogues... anything):

visited 58 states (25.7%)
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GroupsBooks on Books, Canadian Bookworms, Club Read 2009, Club Read 2010, Club Read 2011, Comics, Cookbookers, It's a LondonThing, Reading Globally, The Brontësshow all groups

Favorite authorsNicolas Abraham, César Aira, Jane Austen, Christina Britzolakis, Emily Brontë, Anne Carson, Paul Celan, J. M. Coetzee, Robert Coover, Charlotte Delbo, Anne Fadiman, Bessie Head, Susan Holbrook, Susan Howe, Vicente Huidobro, Franz Kafka, Sarah Kane, Anna Kavan, Julia Kristeva, Jimenez Lai, Dennis Lee, Sylvia Legris, Tim Lilburn, Mina Loy, Alberto Manguel, Michael Ondaatje, Henry Petroski, Sylvia Plath, Lisa Robertson, Jacqueline Rose, Karen Russell, Elaine Scarry, Jordan Scott, Mary Shelley, Lauren Slater, Susan B. A. Somers-Willett, Art Spiegelman, Nathanaël, Jacques Tardi, Maria Torok, Sheila Watson, Lawrence Weschler, Janice Williamson (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAnother Dimension Comics, Ballenford Books, Banff Book & Art Den [closed], Blackwell's Art & Poster Shop, Blackwell's Oxford, Bookartbookshop, Books for Cooks, British Library Bookshop, Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop, Cookbook Co., Daunt Books - Marylebone, David Mirvish Books, Grolier Poetry Bookshop, Harvard Book Store, Hatchards, Highgate Bookshop, La Moderna Poesia, Monkeyshines Children's Books, Olivieri Musée, librairie du Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Pages Books & Magazines - Toronto, Pages on Kensington, Primrose Hill Books, Prospero's Books, Shelf Life Books, The Beguiling, The QI Bookshop [closed], Type Books - Queen West, UPPERCASE gallery, books & papergoods, Waterstone's Gower Street

Favorite librariesBoston Public Library, British Library, Central Library, Islington, Glenbow Museum, Library & Archives, MacKimmie Library - University of Calgary, Smith College - William Allan Neilson Library & Mortimer Rare Book Room, The National Archives, Vestry House Museum, Library & Archive

Other favoritesPrinters Row Lit Fest 2011

LocationCalgary, Canada

Account typepublic

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Member sinceNov 4, 2008

Currently readingConversation with Spinoza: A Cobweb Novel by Goce Smilevski
MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus (Book DVD-R) by Art Spiegelman
The Emancipated Spectator by Jacques Rancière
Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Daina Taimina
The Symmetries of Things by John H. Conway
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