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About meWorked in bookselling for about six years and have a graduate diploma in library/information studies. Don't actually work in a library (yet!) but work in information management.

I also have hopes of earning a postgraduate degree in study of religion, and majored in that and classics/ancient history for my undergraduate degree.

Have dabbled in writing and blogged for the past ten years.

About my libraryI've been a reader since I was very little- the oldest book in the collection is my copy of 'The Wind in the Willows', which was given to me when I was 4.

My tastes are all over the place at the moment. I read a fair bit of historical fiction and enjoy classics from the literary canon. Crime makes up a fair bit of my collection now, but it's a genre I've only really gotten into in recent years, and I prefer historical settings to contemporary. I also dabble a bit in fantasy and sci-fi. Non-fiction-wise, again I enjoy mostly history (Roman and medieval), religion, philosophy and travel narratives.

My interest in Japanese culture has led me to read some Japanese authors- I enjoy both novels and manga, albeit in translation as my Japanese isn't quite up to adult reading level.

I've also catalogued my academic texts here- these are books I read and used during my undergrad degree, and also ones I've bought with a view to using them as sources for postgraduate studies.


Favorite authorsAlain de Botton, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Guy Delisle, Umberto Eco, Imogen Edwards-Jones, Antonia Fraser, Stephen Fry, Richard E. Grant, Robert Graves, Robert Harris, Hergé, Maureen Jennings, Nikos Kazantzakis, Haruki Murakami, Marjane Satrapi, Steven Saylor, Joann Sfar, Dava Sobel, Evelyn Waugh, Lauren Willig (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAbbey's Bookshop, Archives Fine Books, Avid Reader Bookshop, Coaldrakes Bookshop, Dymocks (Brisbane), Folio Books, Little Bird Bookshop, Readings - Carlton

Other favoritesLifeline Bookfest

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Real nameSteph

LocationBrisbane, Australia

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Member sinceAug 5, 2011

Currently readingAdrift on the Nile by Naguib Mahfouz

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