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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
Silverwing - Kenneth Oppel As three stars indicates, I liked this book. I probably would have liked it even more when I was in the target teen age group. I read it because it was a Smithsonian notable book because of it's accuracy about bat habits. Like Watership Down is about rabbits, Silverwing is about bats, who have a whole folklore, history, and social system. The conflict of the story is that some bats have these rings on their legs and there's a lot of speculation amongst the other bats as to why this is. Then there's this vampire bat. But I'll leave that to your imagination. It's a page-turner for sure.