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Member: elenasimona

CollectionsProject 100 Kurdistan Books (23), Wishlist Cookbooks (10), Food Writing (Reference, How To, Food History) (5), Your library (576), Kurdistan (77), To Be Bought Next (8), Cookbooks (109), No Longer Mine (AKA sold or given away) (424), Read but unowned (4), All collections (1,044)

Reviews8 reviews

Tagsnovel (131), thriller (87), Iran (83), Kurdistan (50), Middle East (45), media studies (37), ethnology (33), Turkey (30), Kurds (28), interior design (28) — see all tags

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About meI'm boring really.

About my library“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.” Erasmus of Rotterdam

Averagely, I read two books per week for my personal pleasure; my wishlist is getting out of hand, too. So there´s some growth potential. I love coffee table books, own a large selection of cookbooks (my two passions in life - books and food) and can be interested in nearly everything as long as it is, well, interesting.

My newest project: slowly building a small library on Kurdish Studies (right now, it's more like a really tiny shelf - suggestions for must haves and worthwile additions welcome). You might find I have three tags referring to said project..."Kurdish" refers to language and linguistics, "Kurdistan" to the more political side of the topic and "Kurds" to the cultural, even though it's not always clearly seperable.

Recently I decided to only keep my reference books, specialist literature, coffee table books, cookbooks and books of certain value...novels I loved, books I reread, fabulous children's literature. No need to hang onto hundreds of paperbacks of questionable content I will never touch again.

About my ratings, I'm ashamed to admit I have no consistent scheme. I might rate the quality of a book, but more often than not I rate how pleasurable it was to read, which is why you might find one of what I like to call my guilty pleasure books (archaeology thriller, anyone?) rated four stars. That does not apply to my reviews, though...those are based on quality.

Anyway, if I had to describe my library in one sentence: not quite there yet.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2015, Arab, North African and Middle Eastern Literature, Archaeology, City-Related Books, Cookbookers, Native/First Nations Literatures & Studies, Tea!, The Green Dragon, The Middle East

Homepagehttp://www.qantara.de

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Member sinceSep 28, 2005

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