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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
The Way We Live Now - Anthony Trollope Why: I know this a darker Trollope, where the characters all hunger after mammon in an unseemly way (is there any other way to do so?). It seems appropriate in these times, after all the greed and self-promotion that brought us the current economic collapse. This review (http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/623724) really drew me in. I love where he says "There are lots of other disreputable characters, too. One of my favorites is the seductive Winifred Hurtle, who, they say -- and I love this detail! -- shot a man in Oregon."