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Membro: Petroglyph

ColecçõesA sua biblioteca (2,596), Em leitura (14), Acquired abroad (273), Comic books (90), Course Lit (152), Ebooks (771), E-Reader (654), Favoritos (103), History (149), Linguistics (225), Literature (38), Magnificent megalomaniacs (44), Museums etc (38), Mythology & Religion (87), Poetry & Drama (120), Lidos mas não possuídos (21), Reference library (667), Sciences (35), Secondhand books (719), Para ler (86), Travel (66), Umpteenth rereads (67), Lista de desejos (1), YA & children's (187), 1001 books (207), Todas as colecções (2,611)

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Etiquetasebook (751), litfic (638), read on train (554), kindle (543), read in bed (364), sf (345), hardcover (322), fantasy (296), *acquired abroad* (275), *unread* (273) — ver todas as etiquetas

MédiaLivro (2,606), Livro de Papel (2,038), E-livro (566), Outros (5), Mapa (5)

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Sobre mimI’m an immigrant and a linguist, trying to avoid living an uncomfortable life. I probably like a sunset, a hug and the feeling of a job well done as much as anyone else. I believe I would enjoy being ambidextrous (I’m right-handed). Sometimes I get wordy.

Sobre a minha bibliotecaAbout my library
My library, in a nutshell, is a work in progress. As I somehow manage to not die and to continuously meet new people I find that my tastes change and, furthermore, that I don't mind.

I have catalogued here the books, both physical and digital, that I have purchased and therefore own in the traditional sense. Free ebooks from Project Gutenberg, online magazines and similar sources are not included in this catalogue unless I've actually read them through or consulted them, and they, therefore, occupy a non-trivial spot on my mental shelves.

My reading tastes are fairly straightforward, I'd say: I'm a linguist who browses through mainstream fiction as well as genre fiction -- science fiction, fantasy, crime and, sporadically, horror. In recent years I've rediscovered the joys of reading non-fiction in areas outside my specialization -- mainly history, archaeology and some popular-sciency works on biology, physics and cosmology. Neither am I averse to a little young adult fiction now and then.

If this seems superficial and unsystematic, it's because I read large quantities of specialist literature in my day job, so when I read for pleasure my choice is generally influenced by my short attention span, friends' recommendations, and how mentally acute I happen to be feeling.

About my reading
These are the books and separately published novellas/short stories that I read in the last few years:
2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

GruposAsk LibraryThing, Book reviewers, Club Read 2019, Club Read 2020, Club Read 2021, Combiners!, Danish Thing/Dansk Thing, Fairy Tales Retold, FantasyFans, Feminist Theorymostrar todos os grupos

Autores favoritosMargaret Atwood, Jorge Luis Borges, Herman de Coninck, Penelope Fitzgerald, Tanith Lee, Amélie Nothomb, Iain Pears, Terry Pratchett, Jack Vance (Favoritos partilhados)

Locais de eventosFavoritos | Visitado

Livrarias favoritasAcademia Nakladatelství, Akademibokhandeln City, Foyles, Hedengrens i Sturegallerian, Paludan Bog og Café, Plato (Leuven), Sterling Books

Editoras favoritasNYRB Classics, Orbit Books, W.W. Norton

AdesãoTinyCat. https://www.librarycat.org/lib/Petroglyph

Também emLast.fm, NaNo, Take11

LocalizaçãoStockholm, Sweden

Tipo de contapública

URL /profile/Petroglyph (perfil)
/catalog/Petroglyph (biblioteca)

Membro desdeDec 16, 2006

Em leituraTo room nineteen. Collected Stories v. 1 [Flamingo Modern Classics] por Doris May Lessing
The Holy Bible: containing the Old and New Testaments. Translated out of the Original Tongues and with the Former Translations diligently compared and revised por The Gideons international
Raising Steam por Terry Pratchett
Maken: en förhållanderoman por Gun-Britt Sundström
Nostromo por Joseph Conrad
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