Peter C.

Peter C

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." -- Albert Einstein

What I do when I'm not at the library: A few of my favorite things are: cooking (sort of) and eating (most definitely), running (especially in my hilly and wooded neighborhood), reading, admiring trees, and biking just about anywhere.

If I wrote an autobiography, its title would be: Outtakes


What's on my shelf -- or, reading plans for 2021: my ongoing grand project is to read everything by Iris Murdoch, and I'm perhaps one third of the way through. This year I also plan to read Circe (Madeline Miller), The Night Watchman (Louise Erdrich), Flights and Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead (Olga Tokarczuk), Pride and Prejudice (no need to mention the author) 

Top 5 Favorite Books:
Shakespeare Complete Works
The Sea by John Banville
The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch
From the New World:Poems 1976-2012 by Jorie Graham
The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy

Favorite Genres:
Travelogues: Bicycle Journeys
Literary Fiction: Fiction from Central Europe
Cooking and Baking: Coffee and Tea
Sports and Recreation: On Runners and Running

Languages I Speak: English, Czech and Slovak

Languages that I can read in: The three above, plus some small amount of French and Russian