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About My Library
I started using Bookmooch as a way of noting down all the books I read in a year. Then it got addictive... first I started adding books in my permanent collection (I tend to give books away, unless I really like them); then books on my wishlist; and then books that I could remember reading, but have given away. On the positive side, I can't think of any more categories of books which I could add (and if you can, please don't tell me!)

My rating system:

5* or 4*, would happily recommend
3* and 2.5, I enjoyed - wouldn't recommend but wouldn't warn you off either
2*, I didn't think much of, definitely wouldn't read again
1*, hated
About Me
"I seem to wander around the world ... accumulating material for future nostalgias." - Vikram Seth

And something I need to remember: "Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in; but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents." — Arthur Schopenhauer

My thread for 2012 is here.

I am using my wiki to keep quotations and poems which I like. Also a short sample quote from each book that I have read.





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Bookstores: Any Amount of Books, Belgravia Books, BFI Filmstore, Books Actually, Books for Amnesty, Crockatt & Powell Booksellers, Dasa Books - Bangkok, Daunt Books - Marylebone, Eslite [誠品], Gangarams, Grant and Cutler Ltd., Heywood Hill, Oxfam Books & Music - Marylebone High Street, Review, Rother Books, Stanfords, Tate Modern Shop, Tlön Books, Topping & Company, Whose Books (胡思二手書)

Libraries: British Library, National Library of Thailand (หอสมุดแห่งชาติ), Neilson Hays Library

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