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Tagsfiction (124), humor (40), England (30), memoir (28), historical fiction (25), satire (22), history (22), social commentary (19), English literature (17), journalism (17) — see all tags

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About meFormer bartender, former IBM tech support worker, former massage therapist, former grad student in medieval history, current academic librarian. Staunch and unapologetic New Yorker.

About my libraryAt the moment, I'm only adding titles I actually own. Eventually, I'll add other things I've read but not kept, and will have to come up with some pithy tag to distinguish them. You'll see I have an Anglophilic bent, with 19th-c novelists like Dickens and Thackeray, Edwardian social commentators like Grossmith and Jerome, elegant pre-WW1 writers like Saki and Bramah, and both vicious post-war satirists like Waugh and gentle comedians of manners like Thirkell. On the American side, I love the '60s, I love novels about magic, I love good war journalism, and that's just random. My three sacred texts as a child were "Little Women," the four Mary Poppins books, and the two Alice books--all narratives of escape. So you'll see fantasy like Tolkien, Lewis, and Pullman as well. And I think the greatest novelist of historical fiction is the late, great Dame Dorothy Dunnett.

GroupsE. F. Benson, TinyCat

Favorite authorsP. G. Wodehouse, Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Robert Benchley, Lewis Carroll, Jonathan Coe, E. M. Delafield, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Michael Herr, Alan Moore, S. J. Perelman, Saki, Dorothy L. Sayers, James Thurber, P. L. Travers, Calvin Trillin, Mark Twain, Brian K. Vaughan (Shared favorites)


Real nameKaren Green


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Member sinceSep 22, 2005

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