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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
A Stranger at Green Knowe - L.M. Boston, Peter Boston I liked the other Green Knowe books, but this is a complete departure. The writing is still good, but instead of revolving around the house and it's inhabitants from past and present, this story is about a gorilla escaping from the zoo and the ending is tragic. I could see it coming a mile away, but somehow I was compelled to keep reading even though I normally avoid books in which animals are killed. I'm sure that's because of the good writing, but I wish I had stopped. I wouldn't recommend this for children who are traumatized by the death of animals.