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From Calgary, Alberta Canada
Age 39
Joined Thursday, October 30, 2008
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Back in grade 10 Japanese I chose the screen name megami no ushi but mixed up the order for possesives ending up the goddess' cow rather than goddess of cows. Regardless I've kept the name since it flows much better.

Personal challenge: to read something by every Nobel Literature prize winner available in English.

Completed: Herta Müller, Harold Pinter,Gao Xingjian, Kenzaburo Oe, William Golding, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Yasunari Kawabata, Salvatore Quasimodo, Albert Camus, Juan Ramon Jimenez, Halldor Laxness, Enest Hemingway, William Faulkner, TS Eliot, Luigi Pirandello, William Butler Yeats, Giosue Carducci, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Bjomstjerne Bjornson, Doris Lessing, Hermann Hesse, Nadine Gordimer, J. M. Coetzee, Mario Vargas Llosa, Rudyard Kipling, Seamus Heaney, Elfriede Jelinek, José Saramago, Toni Morrison. (29)

In hand, TBR: Saul Bellow, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, Mikhail Sholokhov, Selma Lagerlöf, Orhan Pamuk, Pearl Buck, Rabindranath Tagore, George Bernard Shaw, RUDOLF EUCKEN, Günter Grass (12)

Still to get: Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio, Imre Kertész, Dario Fo, Wislawa Szymborska, Derek Walcott, Octavio Paz, Camilo José Cela, NAGUIB MAHFOUZ, Joseph Brodsky, Wole Soyinka, Claude Simon, Jaroslav Seifert, Elias Canetti, Czeslaw Milosz, Odysseus Elytis, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Vicente Aleixandre, Eugenio Montale, EYVIND JOHNSON, Harry Martinson, Patrick White, Heinrich Böll, Pablo Neruda, Samuel Beckett, MIGUEL ANGEL ASTURIAS, Shmuel Agnon, Nelly Sachs, Jean-Paul Sartre, GIORGOS SEFERIS, John Steinbeck, IVO ANDRIC, Saint-John Perse, Boris Pasternak, Winston Churchill, François Mauriac, Pär Lagerkvist, Bertrand Russell, André Gide, Gabriela Mistral, JOHANNES V. JENSEN, ROGER MARTIN DU GARD, Eugene O'Neill, Ivan Bunin, John Galsworthy, ERIK AXEL KARLFELDT, Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Mann, Sigrid Undset, Henri Bergson, GRAZIA DELEDDA, WLADYSLAW REYMONT, JACINTO BENAVENTE, Anatole France, Knut Hamsun, KARL GJELLERUP, Romain Rolland, Gerhart Hauptmann, Maurice Maeterlinck, , VERNER VON HEIDENSTAM, PAUL HEYSE, FREDERIC MISTRAL, JOSE ECHEGARAY, THERDOR MOMMSEN. (65, names in capitals I need help finding)

Not in English??: Sully Prudhomme, Henrik Pontoppidan, Carl Spitteler, Frans Eemil Sillanpää (4)

I've taken V. S. Naipaul off my list due to his recent comments in the London Evening standard. I don't care to taint my mind with the ramblings of a mysogynistic douchebag.

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You just love to talk. Talk about books, about drinks to accompany reading, about the best reading nightlight, even talking about strange quizzes. Every 10 minutes you view the forum to see if there are new messages. Holiday? Only when theres internet access.
People call you blockeye, but you dont give a damn.

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