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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
When Wanderers Cease to Roam: A Traveler's Journal of Staying Put - Vivian Swift why: I want to wander, although I mostly stay put and I'm fascinated by someone who has ceased roaming. Also, this review, which intrigued me with "It's through this book that I learned about the mid-18th century French soldier Xavier de Maistre, who was confined to prison for 42 years (for dueling) and decided to write about each of the items in his room as though it were an important tourist attraction. Swift says that he "invented a new mode of travel."