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Kerry

Hello! I live in London, and I like reading about history, travel and literature. I also like good non-fiction about things I don't know about yet, and adventures.

Currently reading

Eurydice Street: A Place in Athens
Sofka Zinovieff
Escape Routes: Control and Subversion in the 21st Century
Vassilis Tsianos, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Niamh Stephenson
Introducing Fascism: A Graphic Guide
Litza Jansz, Stuart Hood
Women, Travel Writing, and Truth
Clare Broome Saunders
Progress: 37 %
Harry Potter à l'école des sorciers
J.K. Rowling, Emily Walcker, Jean-François Ménard
Progress: 10 %

Les Miserables: new English translation by Christine Donougher

The Wretched - Victor Hugo

Welp, I'm attempting to read "Les Miserables" for the first time since high school, in a new translation that's just come out this month (November 2013).I'm not planning to get through it quickly, or to devote all my reading time to it - it's nicknamed "the brick", for god's sake - but I'm excited about the idea of new translations and especially for big sweeping works, and it's been a while for this one.

 

Also excited about seeing whether 27-year-old me still has the girlboner for Enjolras that 17-year-old me did (revolution!).