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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
Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris I read this late into the night on a camping trip, compelled by the mystery and the little teasing tidbits of information the narrator slowly pays out. The author realistically portrays how cruel children can be, but also how oblivious they are to the devastation they can wreak. I found the "recipes" very frustrating. Of course, they're not meant to be exact or followable, but the food sounds so delicious and yet there is never quite enough info to actually recreate it! Haven't read Chocolat, but I think I might give that a try. Another person who has read her books told me her favorite was "Gentlemen and Players," so I'm also going to try that.