24 Following

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
Magic by the Lake - Edward Eager, N.M. Bodecker Eager is the first to admit that he modeled himself on E. Nesbit, and it shows. Like Nesbit, Eager creates child characters who are quite real (not simpering goody-two-shoeses) and sets up magic adventures in which the wishes granted never quite work out the way they were planned. I enjoyed this book and it was nice to revisit the "Half Magic" characters of my childhood.