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Reading widely since 1972.

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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 Meaning of Night - Michael Cox I read about half of this book and had to give it up. It's engrossing and well-written, but I already knew too much. I had read the sequel, "The Glass of Time," first, not realizing it would ruin the first book for me (I think I thought it was more of a companion book, not a direct sequel). This is too bad, because I can see that this first one is the better book. He was sick during the writing of this book, but was on a prescription that gave him a lot of energy. The second book was very enjoyable, but he was getting sicker and sicker and died not too long after the second book was published and because of that, it had a rushed feeling at the end.