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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
Miss Rumphius - Barbara Cooney Bought this book at the height of my children's-book collecting mania in the early 1990's and it's one of my favorites. Who would not want to know a Miss Rumphius? Or even to be her? Sweet, dreamy, wistful illustrations. You get the sense that Miss Rumphius is Barbara Cooney, that this book is a work of love about herself. Since reading this book, I've often wondered about little stands of flowers I see in odd places, beside the freeway or in vacation lots, and I've never looked at lupines the same way I did before Miss Rumphius worked her spell on me.