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CollectionsYour library (5,234), E-books (191), Read but unowned (507), Wishlist (1), Discards (472), Folio Society (607), Easton Press (4), LEC/Heritage Press (53), Library of America (10), Shakespeare (608), RPG (50), To read (1), All collections (6,212)

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Tags@home (3,176), @vic (2,028), fantasy (1,067), folio (660), children's literature (585), criticism (552), science fiction (457), humour (414), detective fiction (365), classical mythology (282) — see all tags


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About meI'm a lecturer in English literature at a New Zealand university. Academic fields of interest: Shakespeare; the classical tradition (especially classical mythology) in Eng lit; children's literature and fantasy.

About my libraryTwo libraries (books tend to migrate back and forth). A working one at my university office (tagged @vic), heavy on Shakespeare and Renaissance, classics, classical tradition and mythology. And a very miscellaneous home one (tagged @home), heavy on SF and fantasy, historical fiction, detective fiction, history, and the theatre; also a substantial Folio Society collection (my most expensive habit).

The photo is my cat, Willow, roosting among Folio volumes and owls.

GroupsFolio Society Devotees, New Zealand Thingamabrarians, The Globe: Shakespeare, his Contemporaries, and Context

Favorite authorsKage Baker, Lois McMaster Bujold, G. K. Chesterton, Robertson Davies, Charles Dickens, Antonia Forest, Neil Gaiman, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ben Jonson, Alexander Leggatt, C. S. Lewis, David Lodge, Michel de Montaigne, Ovid, Terry Pratchett, Dorothy L. Sayers, William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Rosemary Sutcliff, J. R. R. Tolkien, Anthony Trollope, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresArty Bees Books - Manners Street, Parsons Books and Music - sadly, now 'retired', The Children's Bookshop, Unity Books, vicbooks (Kelburn Campus)

Favorite librariesCentral Library, Wellington City Libraries, Victoria University of Wellington - Central Library


Real nameGeoff Miles

LocationWellington, New Zealand

Account typepublic

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Member sinceSep 6, 2005

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