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About meI don't have a lot of opportunity to read - maybe an hour a day if I'm lucky. I'm not exactly highbrow, so I don't read anything too intellectual, or even complicated. I like to be able to personally relate to the characters and the stories.

About my libraryPost-WWII western domestic fiction (no fantasy, not too far down the romance end of the spectrum) is my preferred genre, but I'm a little bit flexible :-)


Favorite authorsGerbrand Bakker, Joan Barfoot, Julian Barnes, Sebastian Barry, Sara Baume, Elizabeth Berg, Robin Black, Carys Bray, Anita Brookner, Steven Carroll, Helen Dunmore, Richard Ford, Margaret Forster, Jonathan Franzen, Patrick Gale, Gail Godwin, Jens Christian Gr√łndahl, Kent Haruf, Elizabeth Hay, Christie Hodgen, Barbara Kingsolver, Margaret Laurence, Mary Lawson, Penelope Lively, Stanley Middleton, Sue Miller, Lorrie Moore, Clare Morrall, Jane Mundy, Per Petterson, Beth Powning, Virginia Reeves, Marilynne Robinson, Richard Russo, Carol Shields, Wallace Stegner, Elizabeth Strout, Miriam Toews, Anne Tyler, Richard Yates (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAmpersand Cafe Bookstore, Paddington, Berkelouw Books (Paddington Bookshop & Cafe/Wine Bar), Gleebooks

Favorite librariesStanton Library (North Sydney Council Library)


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Currently readingSourland: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates
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