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Austen to Zafón

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
Gone-Away Lake - Elizabeth Enright, Beth Krush, Joe Krush This is a lovely story. I'm particularly drawn to stories in which older people and kids are friends, which is something you almost never see in TV or movies (where the old are generally mocked). And it's nice to read a story in which the family is quite average and normal. The children are fairly realistic and I really enjoyed reading of their adventures. Sadly, children aren't really allowed to have these kind of free and potentially dangerous adventures any more. Another author who writes stories in which there is an equal friendship between young and old is L. M. Boston, who wrote the Green Knowe books.