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Member: paruline

CollectionsBiblio (473), Your library (520), Wishlist (581), Currently reading (2), To read (21), Read but unowned (365), Favorites (39), All collections (1,578)

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Tags1001 (654), LT rec (536), non fiction (249), sci-fi (75), 13 in 13 (55), 11 in 11 (52), fantasy (52), 1010 Challenge (45), natural history (42), 12 in 12 (37) — see all tags

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About my librarySpace being limited in my house, most of the books I read are from the local library. From my collections:
- Your library = books I have read
- Biblio = books I want to read from the library
- Wishlist = books I want to read but unavailable at my library
- To read = unread books that I own
- Other collections = self explanatory

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 1010 Category Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, The 11 in 11 Category Challenge, The 12 in 12 Category Challenge

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Margaret Atwood, Jared Diamond, Ursula K. Le Guin, Kazuo Ishiguro, Dany Laferrière, Antonine Maillet, Michael Ondaatje, Carl Sagan, José Saramago (Shared favorites)


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Member sinceFeb 18, 2009

Currently readingThe Bell Jar (P.S.) by Sylvia Plath
To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

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Have a great 5-year Thingaversary!
Have a wonderful holiday, full of friends, food, family and good books!
It would be easy enough for me to get to from work but I'm off for the next week and a bit so the deals might be gone by the time I return. Are you going to the Library and Archives book sale on the 20th/21st/22nd? I hope to go on the 21st.
Thanks! Once again I had fun!
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Oh my good Lord, she is absolutely beautiful!!
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He's awful cute! He has intelligent eyes. What is he?
I actually would start with the short story collection called [The Elephant Vanishes]. I teach [The Windup Bird Chronicles] (which I never could teach to high school students in the States!) and I think that would make a good introduction. Long and very complicated and convoluted and Murakami-weird. There's nothing like teaching a book to work at trying to get underneath its surface, but his work is wild and at times seemingly impenetrable. You have to put up with ambiguity to read him.

Cheers and happy reading!
I like the Chinese sage. Any further details of the origin and identity of this? I need to look up those 1001 books to read before I die,,, And Margaret Atwood is incredible--each book is a surprise. Have you read any Murakami?
Sorry to have caused you so much consternation!
Which (generally speaking) of my books are causing your wishlist to swell? we have quite a few in common already.

I thought I'd take this comment 'off-line' because it's not quite relevant to the 1001 thread, but in the English teacher circles I frequent, we refer to Mockingbird as 'good ol' Tequila' :)
Thank you for adding me to your interesting libraries; I'm always very flattered when people do that. Have a good browse around whenever you like. I see you're relatively new here - hope you have a great time - just you wait, once you get addicted your life will never be the same again!
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