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About meI love cake and books. I also like cooking of dubious standard, the seaside, writing, knitting, dancing around the kitchen for no reason, photography, and stockpiling books as if they would help us to survive a nuclear winter. I like hoovering, I have a phobia of chewing gum, and I really have never seen Star Wars.

I have a BA in Theology, and an MA in Holocaust Studies. One day when I am old and of more flexible means, I may go back to university and do a PhD. I currently work in university administration, and it makes me happy to be around people who have a thirst for learning.

About my libraryHelp! I have too many books! No, wait... I don't have enough books! I'm a bibliophile, and I'd be a shameless bibliomaniac if funds and space allowed.

The first book I loved was called The Big Red Bus. I remember very little, except that the bus went along a road, fell into a hole, and went CLUNK. Almost twenty-five years later, both of my parents and my older sister can still recite the entire book by heart.

The situation has escalated somewhat since then. There are no more bedtime stories and no more demands for excessive re-reading of the same book, but the love of the written word goes on and on.

I think Sylvia Plath got it right when she said "I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want." That's no reason to stop trying, though.

Groups20-Something LibraryThingers, Anglophiles, Blog the Book, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Brits, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, ReadaThing, The Green Dragon, Unread Support Group, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsIsabel Allende, Margaret Atwood, Philippa Gregory, Gabriel García Márquez, Irène Némirovsky (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBlackwell Bristol, Bookstore Brierlow Bar, British Heart Foundation Books & Music Shop - Clifton, Foyles (old Charing Cross branch), Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights, Much Binding, Oxfam Bookshop, Scarthin Books, The Last Bookshop

Favorite librariesBristol Central Lending Library, Clifton Library, Redland Library


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Real nameJen

LocationBristol, United Kingdom

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Member sinceFeb 2, 2010

Currently readingZen and the Art of Running: The Path to Making Peace with Your Pace by Larry Shapiro
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature) by T. E. Lawrence
The Baby Decision: How to Make The Most Important Choice of Your Life by Merle Bombardieri Msw Licsw
Last Christmas: Memories of Christmases Past and Hopes of Future Ones by Greg Wise
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