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Austen to Zafón

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
A Lesson in Secrets - Jacqueline Winspear It might just be my mood and my distractability at this time. But I had a hard time connecting with this story and found myself frustrated by Maisie's tendency to think she knows what's best for everyone. She's a bit of a busy body who puts me in mind of C. S. Lewis's quote, "She's the sort of woman who lives for others - you can tell the others by their hunted expression.”
I'm still going to read the next book, primarily because I love this era. It wasn't until after WWI that the Western World really began to understand the aftermath of wars. I find that period fascinating.