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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
Good Girls, Bad Girls: The Enduring Lessons of Twelve Women of the Old Testament - T.J. Wray This was a pretty interesting viewpoint about 12 of the Old Testament's most fascinating women, from a Jewish viewpoint. A very easy read with a fresh way of looking at biblical women, such as Tamar, Jezebel and Bathsheba, in a historical context. What I got out of this book was the fact that we can learn lessons from anyone, whether "good" or "bad."