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AustenToZafon

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 Diary of a Young Girl - B.M. Mooyaart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Anne Frank This book as probably done more to preserve the memory of what it was like to be hunted like an animal in Nazi Germany than any other book. Because it's accessible to kids, it gives us that first taste that other people's lives aren't so safe or comfortable as our own and the first inkling of the cruelty that exists. I remember my 4th grade teacher reading this aloud and the whole class was spellbound.