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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
The Literary Conference (New Directions Pearls) - César Aira I came across this book by accident and decided to read it, despite reading some not-so promising reviews.The premise of the story is a mad scientist who tries to clone famous writer Carlos Fuentes. I enjoyed most things about this book; the storyline, the language used and the narrator's inner monologue in particular. It's a very enjoyable novella,and a quick read. I didn't care too much for how the book ended but I'm definitely interested to read more of Aira's books.