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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
Winter of Artifice - Anaïs Nin Splendiferous! Once again I'm enthralled by Anais Nin's writing. It's quite interesting that I don't really like any of the characters in this book (a couple are pretty awful) yet all three stories in this novella were brilliant. I especially liked the second story (Winter of Artifice). Great in-depth look into the psychological side of seriously-flawed relationships, and beautiful and poetic language,as usual. Definitely worth re-reading.