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CollectionsYour library (891), Interior Design (289), ID TOP (62), Favorites (170), Currently reading (1), All collections (891)

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TagsNon-Fiction (631), Interior Design (290), Fiction (251), Topten (132), literature (120), detective (98), popular science (96), professional reference (91), US-style (87), book about books (82) — see all tags

MediaBook (890), Paper Book (863), Audiobook (18), Other (1)

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About meLYS CE QUE VOUDRA (Rabelais)
- I grew up as a reader. It will never end
- Books are my joy, my pride, my comfort
- I am a passionate re-reader: "Any book, which is at all important, should be reread immediately" (Schopenhauer)
- "In order to read what is good one must make it a condition never to read what is bad; for life is short..." (Shopenhauer again)
- I don't like the term "coffeetable book"
- I like lists

About my libraryBooks are part of my personal history. I list and rate only books which actually belong to me (except the wishlist). My reading taste is wide spread:
- Non-Fiction: natural and social science, climate change, philosophy, politics etc.
- I am an avid collector of books about books
- But I am really passionate about Interior Design
- Everlasting love: Early to mid 20th century England – Waugh, Maugham, Tolkien, Wodehouse and Sayers
- Bedtime reading: Science fiction, Tolkien's fantasy, espionage and detective stories
- I adore Alexander von Humboldt

GroupsBooks on Books, friends of Maugham, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsBill Bryson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Dick Francis, Alexander von Humboldt, Alberto Manguel, W. Somerset Maugham, Érik Orsenna, Dorothy L. Sayers, J. R. R. Tolkien, Leo Tolstoy, Jill Paton Walsh, Evelyn Waugh, Jean Webster (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBuch & Bild Baumgartner, Hatchards, Lüthy + Stocker AG Buchhandlung, Orell Füssli Krauthammer

Favorite librariesBodleian Library, Oxford University - Radcliffe Camera

Other favoritesThe British Museum


Real nameFlo


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Member sinceDec 14, 2006

Currently readingDorothy L. Sayers. Leben - Werk - Gedanken by Manfred Siebald

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