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About me"But you wouldn't want a wife who wrote books, would you?"

"But I should; it would be great fun. So much more interesting than the ordinary kind that is only keen on clothes and people. Though of course, clothes and people are all right too, in moderation. I don't mean to say I object to clothes."

--Dorothy L. Sayers, "Strong Poison"

"No one who has not experienced it can fully appreciate the unfailing fascination of this tranquil voyaging. The movement of the narrow boat is like nothing else in the world. ... Stand on Cressy's fore deck with eyes closed, and no sense of motion is left, open them and you see the bluff bows gliding over the still water, while the ever-changing scene of trees and hills, fields and farms drifts past at so measured a pace that the eye has full time to ponder every detail."

--L. T. C. Rolt, "Narrow Boat"

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Favorite authorsPeter Ackroyd, Louisa May Alcott, Kingsley Amis, Martin Amis, Kate Atkinson, Jane Austen, Paul Auster, Julian Barnes, L. Frank Baum, Elizabeth Bowen, T. C. Boyle, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Sarah Burns, A. S. Byatt, Lewis Carroll, Sarah Caudwell, Jonathan Coe, Wilkie Collins, Hart Crane, Stephen Crane, Robertson Davies, Charles Dickens, Jeffrey Eugenides, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Tibor Fischer, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Madox Ford, E. M. Forster, John Fowles, John Galsworthy, Edward Gorey, Graham Greene, Thomas Hardy, Joanne Harris, Hergé, Victor Hugo, Kazuo Ishiguro, Brian Jacques, Jack Kerouac, Andrew Lang, C. S. Lewis, David Macaulay, Hilary Mantel, George R. R. Martin, Mercer Mayer, Herman Melville, Lydia Millet, Alan Moore, Brian Moore, Iris Murdoch, Alexander Nemerov, Robert Nye, George Orwell, Orhan Pamuk, Mervyn Peake, Iain Pears, Anthony Powell, Howard Pyle, Barbara Pym, Henry Roth, Philip Roth, J. K. Rowling, Dorothy L. Sayers, Maurice Sendak, Anya Seton, William Shakespeare, Gary Shteyngart, Alan Sillitoe, Dodie Smith, Zadie Smith, Edward St. Aubyn, Robert Louis Stevenson, Graham Swift, Elizabeth Taylor, Rupert Thomson, J. R. R. Tolkien, John Updike, Sarah Waters, Evelyn Waugh, Alison Weir, Eudora Welty, Patricia Wentworth, Edith Wharton, Geoffrey Willans, Mo Willems, Angus Wilson (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstores12th Street Books, A Room of One's Own, Akateeminen kirjakauppa - Helsinki, Anastasia Books, Astley Book Farm, Avol's Bookstore, Babbitt's Books, Book Nook, Book People, Book Thug Nation, Brattle Book Shop, Brookline Booksmith, Cellar Stories Bookstore, Cheever Books, Chequamegon Book Co., Commonwealth Books, Dog Eared Books - Valencia, Downtown Books, Downtown Books and News, Dunaway Books, Edward McKay Used Books & More Greensboro, Edward McKay Used Books & More Raleigh, Friends of the Free Library Book Corner, Half Price Books - Berkeley, Half Price Books - Broadway, Half Price Books - Flagship, Half Price Books - North Lamar, Half Price Books - South Lamar, Harvard Book Store, Hole In the Wall Books, Housing Works Used Book Cafe, Jane Addams Book Shop, Lamplight Books, Left Bank Books, Left Bank Books, Librairie Kléber, McKay Used Books - Manassas, Modern Times Bookstore, Myopic Books, One Dollar Bookstore, Oxfam Books & Music - Knowle, Paper Nautilus Books (Formerly Myopic Books), Paperback Exchange, Paul's Bookstore, Priceless Books, Prospero's Books, Prospero's Books and Media, Rain Dog Books, Raven Used Books, Reader's Corner, Recycled Reads, Red Bus Bookstore, Ripping Yarns, Rodney's Bookstore, Second Story Books - Rockville, MD, Shakespeare and Company (Paris), Snowbound Books, Strand Bookstore, The Book Escape, The Bookshop, The Harvard Coop, Waterstones London (Trafalgar Square), Whodunit?, WHSmith Paris, Wonder Book Gaithersburg

Favorite librariesAustin Public Library, Austin Public Library - Austin History Center, Bloomington Public Library, Boston Public Library, Brown University - John Carter Brown Library, Brown University - John Hay Library, Cambridge Public Library - Main Branch, City of Fairfax Regional Library, College Library in the Powell Library Building (UCLA), Fenwick Library at George Mason University, Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library - Harvard College Library, Highgate Library, Knowle Library, Langson Library, UCI, Milner Library: Illinois State University, Normal Public Library, Redondo Beach Public Library, Somerville Public Library, University of Texas Libraries - Harry Ransom Center, Westbank Community Library

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LocationVienna, Virginia, USA

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Member sinceFeb 4, 2008

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