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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
Ossuaries - Dionne Brand Dionne Brand is one of the speakers at the Margaret Atwood talk I'll be attending in a couple of weeks. On a whim I picked up this poetry collection at the library, mainly because I liked the title. I loved it. Basically the entire book is a single poem telling the story of a woman named Yasmine. Yasmine's story, and her thought process, are quite bleak.I'm really surprised I hadn't heard of her before, especially as she's Toronto's Poet Laureate.