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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
Postern of Fate - Agatha Christie I'm a huge fan of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Tommy and Tuppence, not so much. I feel bad giving such a low rating to Agatha Christie's last book but there's no other way around it. A large portion of the book is dialogues between Tommy and Tuppence. For most of the book I felt I was intruding into a private, albeit boring, conversation. The plot wasn't that strong either, in my opinion. I still love Dame Agatha though!