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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
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book - Anita Silvey Why: A friend who used to be a children's librarian said, "I just wanted to let you know that [this book:] was an interesting read. I say interesting because it had an unusual cast of characters from Ann Tyler (we all know what I think of her) to Anita Silvey (former book editor). Interesting also because of the format. Very short entries from folks like Jay Leno to lengthy ones from people like Jack Prelutsky. However, despite all its interesting-ness, you might pick it up for the book list. I was reminded of some classics I don't want [by son:] to miss and some other titles I hadn't heard of that I'm putting my name on at the library."