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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
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott I gave this two stars because I like Alcott's writing style and the period detail in the book is interesting. I liked learning about an average family of the time, dealing with loss and difficulty. But like Alcott herself, I really didn't enjoy the book as a whole. Jo is great and all, but Alcott was forced by her publishers to marry Jo off in the end, which is so disappointing. The book is largely based on Alcott's own life and I'd rather read her biography (in which she, the real Jo, never does marry and becomes a successfull writer!).