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My true loves: Wilkie Collins, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Anais Nin, George Eliot, James Joyce, James Baldwin, George Orwell, Oscar Wilde, bell hooks, Chinua Achebe, Langston Hughes, William Shakespeare... I'm falling for : Italo Calvino, Toni Morrison, Frantz Fanon, Wole Soyinka, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, Albert Camus, Margaret Atwood, Somerset Maugham, Junot Diaz, A.S. Byatt... And the lists continue to grow! I will read almost anything, as long as it's well-written. I always love to expand my reading horizons.

Currently reading

Orientalism
Edward W. Said
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
Finnegans Wake (Trade Paperback)
James Joyce
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini This book definitely left an indelible impression on me. It really helped me understand Afghanistan's tragic history (the revolutions, Soviet invasion, the Taliban) and also how religion can be used to control people. Mariam and Laila's sisterhood was wonderful to me; the fact that they joined forces to fight a tyrant was so touching to me.I definitely couldn't read this book more than once; it was too tragic. Great writing.