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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
Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason - Alfie Kohn While I like his main premise that cooperating with children as though they're human rather than ordering them about and making random rules because that's convenient for the grown-ups, I find much of his practical advice, well, impractical. I take to heart his idea, but I put it into practice differently and, I'm sure to him and his fans, impurely. I'm glad I read it, but I didn't let it make me feel bad that I still insist on teeth-brushing and regular bed-times.