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Reading widely since 1972.

Currently reading

A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler
The Dog who Came in from the Cold (Corduroy Mansions, #2) - Alexander McCall Smith Not my favorite of of the many McCall Smith books I've read. As always, I enjoyed his characters, but this plot jumped the shark in some ways. Usually his books are more about relationships and philosophy and less about sensational, bordering on silly, plots. We have a literary agent taking seriously a manuscript that purports to be the autobiography of a Yeti, an M16 plot that involves cloak-and-dagger agents asking an ordinary man to allow his dog to carry a recording device in his collar amongst Russian agents (why not just buy a dog?), and a tweedy town-and-country mother who begins to reveal her lesbian past the minute she thinks her daughter might be dating a woman. I found it all a bit hard to believe and attention-seeking.