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CollectionsIn 1970s catalogue (178), Read but unowned (489), Ebooks (136), To read (109), Your library (3,279), Currently reading (4), Lent out (3), All collections (3,883)

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About meEnglish expat in the Netherlands, walker, lazy cyclist, incompetent sailor, indolent linguist, P.G. Wodehouse fan, ex-bureaucrat, ex-physicist, ...

About my libraryThe result of several decades of changing whims, an unnecessarily diverse academic background, and - above all - a disinclination to get rid of things once they are on the shelves.

A lot of what I read is in English, but I enjoy reading in other languages as well, especially French and German.

Points of interest include: Eng Lit, poetry, European history, engineering/transport history, natural sciences, vintage travel, and much else.

Fiction is weighted a bit towards European literary fiction, but there are also fairly heavy accretions of (euro-)crime, LGBT fiction, classics, and fifties/sixties British fiction.

Follow my current reading in my Club Read threads.

Groups(BOMBS) Books Off My Book Shelves 2012 Challenge, 18th Century British Literature, 2015 Category Challenge, Anglophiles, Awful Lit., Barbara Pym, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Best of British, Bikes and Bicycles, Cycles, Cyclists and Bikers, Books Comparedshow all groups

Favorite authorsPatrick Gale, Patricia Highsmith, James Morier, Barbara Pym, Simon Raven, Stevie Smith, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresAthenaeum Boekhandel, Boekhandel Vrolijk Gay Lesbian Bookshop, Donner, Minster Gate Bookshop, Studystore Utrecht, The American Book Center, The Barbican Bookshop, York, Van Stockum Boekverkopers

Favorite listsClassic British Humor, Minimalist's bookshelf, Nobel non-laureates, non-male, Writers at Risk

Homepagehttp://www.markhodson.nl/

Real nameMark Hodson

LocationDen Haag, Netherlands

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceApr 17, 2007

Currently readingMalena es un nombre de tango by Almudena Grandes
Meneer Beerta by J.J. Voskuil
Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana by Carlo Emilio Gadda
L'assommoir by Émile Zola

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