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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
Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding While this was a fast and fairly enjoyable read, I also found it annoying. I don't relate to Bridget's problems and I often felt like smacking her upside the head for being such an idiot. Maybe it's a cultural thing, but I can't imagine why *anyone* would be interested in Daniel, who is a first class jerk (although I've heard that in London, it's typical for men to treat their female co-workers like that and they're supposed to laugh and put up with it). And 130 lbs is worth crying about? Please. Some of the scenes were funny, but I wouldn't want Bridget as a friend and I certainly hope that our generation isn't remembered as being such self-absorbed, whiney, nitwits.