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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
Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Russell Munson, Richard Bach I can distinctly remember reading this book. I was 8 and it was 1973. We were living on a sailboat in a marina in Mission Bay, San Diego. I'd hide out in our old, oxidized red International pickup truck in the marina parking lot, laying down in the overheated cab on the cracked, dark green leather bench seat, smelling hot oil and gas. I think I read JLS at least 5 times that year. Did I understand the underlying message? Probably not. But seagulls were part of my everyday existence and this book made me look at them differently. I've been a fan of metaphorical animal books ever since.