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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
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury What an important book this is. I've been told by so many people that reading (especially fiction) is a waste of time.This book illustrates how important literature is and how scary it is that book-reading has become less popular due to other forms of entertainment (television in particular). It's very worrying when you think about the number of books, including this one, that are currently or have been banned in different places. I could never imagine living in a world without books and let's hope that never happens.