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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
Watership Down - Richard Adams I was pretty sure I reviewed this, but my review seems to have been vaporized. I read this book when I was 12 and my family life was in upheaval. I loved it for its ability to whisk me away from the real world and I felt a real sympathy for the rabbits having to leave their beloved home and go on a not-always-pleasant search for a new one. Please note that there is a glossary of the rabbit "language" in the back! Due to my age, I'd never heard of such a thing in a novel and I spent waaayy too much time paging backward to find the footnotes that defined terms on their first mention. I have re-read it from time to time and while I'll never love it as much as I did, i still think it's a great adventure story. Sadly, I didn't like any of his other books. If you liked this book, you'd probably love William Horwood's "Duncton Wood" and its sequels.