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Austen to Zafón

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
Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson I should say right up front that I'm not fond of books that use death as an object lesson. I hated reading them as a kid because it seemed like the sole goal of the author was to make me cry, to manipulate me into "feeling," as though kids needs lessons in that! But I didn't read this as a kid. I read it about 10 years ago and really enjoyed the writing. There are many good lines in it and I thought Patterson did a good job portraying the joy kids have creating a magical land for themselves.