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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.

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Orientalism
Edward W. Said
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
Finnegans Wake (Trade Paperback)
James Joyce
Cultural Anthropology - Barbara D. Miller, Penny van Esterik, John Van Esterik This was the textbook I used for my freshman Anthropology course, which I loved. My professor had done a year of fieldwork with the Iskut First Nations in northern British Columbia. He really knew his stuff and explained the material in the book in a way I found fascinating. I definitely learned a lot from this book, especially about the concept of eurocentrism and also the fact that the word "exotic" used to describe someone or something is generally a no-no. Great pictures and case studies in this book. I would say it's a good introduction to anthropology but it doesn't go too much into depth.