I have a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in literature (James Cook University of North Queensland). In that degree I obtained minors in psychology, modern history and economics.

I also have a Graduate Diploma of Library Science in which my studies included management and communications (Queensland University of Queensland).

My Tastes In Books

I am interested in any fiction depicting 'real life' because it makes me think about what I do and how I live.

I particularly like teenage fiction as I am interested in the 'turning of age' experience.

I am also particularly interested in gay literature: both 'turning of age' stories and those centered around adults.

For a complete change of perspective my little home library also has some science fiction, fantasy and horror in it. I like those kinds of fiction because they help me escape from the hard rigors of life for a while, and also they encourage a little heroism in me (a trait I sadly lack).

I also enjoy crime/spy/mystery novels to add a bit of excitement and intrigue to a quite life.

For non-fiction I love serious psychology and also a little philosophy, Eastern religion and politics.
  • Armidale, New South Wales
  • JoinedDecember 26, 2012

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Raymond_Mathiesen Raymond_Mathiesen Sep 24, 2014 10:32PM
Hi Blair!  Yes, I have known one or two Canadians and it is interesting for me to see the similarities.  I guess the ties to the UK partly explain it,but I think both countries have a more easy going...
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