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About My Library

When a friend was starting up a used bookshop, I gave him approx. 2,000 of my Science Fiction and Modern Fantasy paperbacks. I also donate certain hardbound books to the village library every so often. As a result, my library is a somewhat fluid thing. In latter years I've taken to reading more on the Kindle, unless I know I must have a good copy of a particular book. I read the Rotherweird trilogy on the Kindle, for example, then went out and bought it in hard copy. I don't have room for more bookcases, so there are occasional purges with trips to the charity shops to keep the numbers down, but only of those books I know I'll never read again. Never the ones I need to keep near me for comfort. I'm sure you understand.

About Me

PROFILE PHOTO:LIFETIME BOOKS WHICH HAVE LEFT THEIR MARK(even though I might not read some of them again)
Formative Years
The Secret Garden by Burnett
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne (made me laugh so hard as a tot)
The Idiot, and Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Shaped My Life at a Certain Point
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
The Divine Comedy by Dante
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Magister Ludi, and Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Fifth Business/Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies
We by Zamiatin
Sherri Tepper - her entire oeuvre

Lifelong Love Affair and Occasional Rereads
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Shakespeare, plays and sonnets (I can't pick just one but The Tempest is a great favourite)
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Mapp & Lucia series by E.F. Benson: all time most favourite comfort read
Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, Emma, by Jane Austen
A Child's Christmas in Wales, and Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas
The works of Barbara Pym for her exquisite portrayals of ordinary people
Mrs. Dalloway, A Room of One's Own, To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf

Ones From Recent Years:
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Remains of the Day by Ishiguro

Oh, just too many to name, really!

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