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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 Curve of Time - M. Wylie Blanchet Why: A friend said that this book was a pleasure and an inspiration. In the 1920s and 30s, the author loaded her kids onto a 25' motorboat for several months of exploring all the bays and inlets near Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia each summer. She visits still-used winter Indian villages and remote logging camps, sees abundant wildlife, and enjoys the stillness and wildness of the coastline. Another reviewer said, "the fact that she repeatedly finds herself on adventures of the zero-visibility-fog-on-a-thousand-foot-cliff, cougars-in-the-immediate-vicinity order (with young children in tow) unquestionably earns her a place in the Badass category and makes this book fun to read." Sounds like a great example for homeschoolers!