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About meHi! I'm Nikki, I'm twenty-four, and I live in Wales. I've just completed my postgrad degree in literature, so who knows where my life is going now -- further into academia, I hope.
About my libraryI try to read widely, in terms of genre, place and time of origin, and in terms of authors; I skew to fantasy from the last decade, female authors, and stories of European origin, but I do try to look outside that. My degrees have focused on medieval stuff -- Old Icelandic, Anglo-Saxon, Middle English -- but I'm interested in contemporary work when it comes to my leisure time. Oh, and when I read for my course, I mostly read texts in translation, but where I've read the original or extracts of the original, I try and comment on the translation for those who don't have the language skills but want something close to the original.
Favorite authorsPoul Anderson, Simon Armitage, Isaac Asimov, Iain M. Banks, Gillian Bradshaw, Octavia E. Butler, Jacqueline Carey, Raymond Chandler, Susan Cooper, Bernard Cornwell, Roald Dahl, Carol Ann Duffy, Neil Gaiman, Ursula K. Le Guin, Joseph Hansen, Joanne Harris, Georgette Heyer, Robin Hobb, Chris F. Holm, N. K. Jemisin, Diana Wynne Jones, Guy Gavriel Kay, Josh Lanyon, C. S. Lewis, Scott Lynch, Daphne du Maurier, Robin McKinley, L. M. Montgomery, Garth Nix, Terry Pratchett, Dorothy L. Sayers, Dodie Smith, John Steinbeck, Mary Stewart, Rosemary Sutcliff, J. R. R. Tolkien, Catherynne M. Valente, Jo Walton, Tad Williams (Shared favorites)
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Member sinceMar 29, 2013
Currently readingA Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay
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