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fiction (2,619), non-fiction (853), unread (743), kindle (563), America (321), borrowed (204), cookery (191), Virago (167), short stories (166), bought 2012 (153), travel (149), wishlist (147), US (147), bought 2007 (141), 2012 (140), London (139), memoir (131), India (130), bought 2013 (129), 2013 (114), England (112), books about books (108), WWII (107), 2009 (104), romance (102), 2007 (100), New York (91), 2011 (90), 2014 (88), bought 2008 (87), 2008 (86), crime (82), Italy (81), 2010 (79), 2015 (78), bought 2011 (78), family (78), 1994 (75), France (74), Hay (74), 2016 (70), 2017 (70), historical (70), art (70), food (66), 2020 (63), art history (61), bought 2009 (56), poetry (55), fantasy (54), immigrant experience (54), ga (53), 1993 (52), children's fiction (52), 1992 (49), Ireland (47), 1995 (47), bought 2010 (47), 2018 (46), 2023 (46), Persephone (46), humour (46), Canada (46), regency (45), history (44), biography (44), Japan (43), reference (43), 2019 (42), 2021 (42), 2022 (42), business (41), magic (39), early reviewer's copy (39), 1991 (37), Paris (36), Australia (35), bought 2014 (34), China (32), Latin America (32), essays (32), historical fiction (30), 18th century (28), Spain (27), music (27), Africa (26), bought 2019 (26), Pakistan (25), Mexico (24), Scotland (24), Venice (24), Russia (24), ltm (24), lost (24), photography (23), WWI (22), Egypt (22), vegetarian (21), catalogue (21), childhood (21), thriller (20), gay fiction (19), Renaissance (19), Afghanistan (18), chick lit (18), politics (18), 2024 (17), magical realism (16), Germany (16), marriage (16), childrens (16), 19th century (16), coming of age (15), bought 2021 (15), bought 2016 (15), Morocco (15), Victorian (15), Austen (14), Vietnam (14), RR (14), religion (14), South Africa (13), gothic (13), 20th century (13), Suffolk (13), relationships (13), coaching (13), Asia (13), bought 2015 (13), families (13), crosswords (13), Sri Lanka (12), bought 2020 (12), Florence (12), theatre (12), eaten at restaurant (12), bought 2017 (12), murder (12), Calcutta (12), Thailand (11), journalism (11), mystery (11), Strand (11), Oxford (11), Turkey (11), slavery (10), lesbianism (10), Brazil (10), Hong Kong (10), fashion (10), fairy tales (10), autobiography (10), UK (9), Malaysia (9), Judaism (9), Bombay (9), Cuba (9), bought 2022 (9), Shakespeare (9), Florida (9), bereavement (9), race (9), Istanbul (9), Greece (8), china (8), Middle East (8), 9/11 (8), San Francisco (8), Denmark (8), psychology (8), 1930s (7), given away (7), Tokyo (7), Norfolk (7), CR link (7), Laos (7), Cornwall (7), unfinished (7), Nigeria (7), friendship (7), 2006 (7), murder mystery (7), leadership (6), North Africa (6), adoption (6), mathematics (6), literary criticism (6), anthology (6), Shanghai (6), Bangladesh (6), Islam (6), American South (6), holocaust (6), death (6), jazz (6), AIDS (6), civil war (6), Rome (6), Iran (6), depression (6), Wales (6), children's (6), articles (6), witchcraft (6), gift (6), young adult (6), detective (6), science (6), East Anglia (6), satire (6), Los Angeles (6), myth (6), Colombia (6), French revolution (6), twins (6), Marrakesh (6), Native American (5), African-American (5), child abuse (5), espionage (5), Delhi (5), architecture (5), mental illness (5), war (5), south-east Asia (5), academia (5), gardening (5), Boston (5), Dublin (5), Cambodia (5), Ethiopia (5), Royal Academy (5), modern fiction (5), opera (5), Burma (5), 17th century (5), Tate (5), Holocaust (5), aging (5), American West (5), health (5), women's writing (5), Caribbean (5), Washington DC (5), divorce (5), Holland (5), motherhood (5), cancer (5), drama (4), grief (4), Portugal (4), Yugoslavia (4), Congo (4), adolescence (4), Elizabethan age (4), mid-West (4), Prague (4), missing (4), Brooklyn (4), Park stories (4), vampires (4), Bloomsbury (4), New Zealand (4), comedy (4), philosophy (4), drink (4), witches (4), Vienna (4), Finland (4), Virginia (4), Alexandria quartet (4), alcoholism (4), Texas (4), horse racing (4), farming (4), infidelity (4), drugs (4), social history (4), Kashmir (4), grieving (4), New England (4), Norway (4), Vietnam War (4), words (4), Amsterdam (4), Edinburgh (4), madness (4), maps (4), 1980s (4), 1950s (4), cryptic crosswords (4), trilogy (4), alternate history (4), physics (4), needlepoint (4), puzzles (4), Bangkok (4), migrants (4), Maine (4), prison (3)
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Aug 14, 2006
Riktigt namn
Alison
Om mitt bibliotek
I've now catalogued most of the books I own. The picture shows a fraction of my unread book collection. There are another two bookshelves hidden behind the sofa, and another two piles on the opposite side of the bookshelf shown. Oh, and several years on from my first writing this profile, there are now more piles of books teetering on top of the bookshelf. Despite reading at the rate of 100+ books a year. Don't even ask about my kindle.

My collection is a random mix, largely of paperbacks, built up over years of dedicated bookshop browsing. My collection is mostly fiction - largely modern fiction - but I'll buy anything that looks interesting. An addiction to browsing second-hand bookshops and the odd trip to Hay-on-Wye helps keep the unread books piling up, as does the fact that I live near one of London's most attractive and tempting bookshops (Daunts on Marylebone High Street).

I have started to catalogue books read and now lost/given away, as well as those I borrowed in the first place (I can boast that these are always returned, having finally in 2014 returned a book borrowed some time in the late 1990s). Everything is appropriately tagged, at least by my logic. So my library is becoming a catalogue of books I've read as well as books I own. It is now guaranteed never to be complete.

My other passion is cooking and I own more cookbooks than I will probably ever find time to cook from. Probably to the benefit of my waistline at least.

Om mig
I live in central London and have had a life long passion for books. Other interests include travel, theatre, opera, galleries and food - and I'm lucky to live in a city where I can indulge those.

I don't get to read nearly as much as I would wish, but I haven't reined in my purchasing habits to match.
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