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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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Edward W. Said
Infinite Jest
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An Introduction to Tourism - Robert W. Wyllie This is a very informative book and definitely made me look at tourism in a different light. Dr. Wyllie was my professor and one of the most personable teachers I have ever had. The main idea he tries to stress in the book is how tourism should be respected as a legitimate discipline in the academic world, not only for economic reasons but also because of its social, political and cultural consequences.

A lot in the book focuses on tourism in West Africa and also Scotland, where Dr. Wyllie is from. There are also interesting sections on literary tourism, sex tourism, dark tourism and heritage tourism.