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AustenToZafon

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

Misty saved me the summer of 1974

Misty of Chincoteague - Marguerite Henry

When I was 9, we ended up on the tiny island of Gambier in Canada for the summer. We were only supposed to be in Canada for 2 weeks and so I had only brought three books: Misty, Seastar, and Stormy, all horse books by Henry. There were really no other children on the island and we were staying in a place with no electricity or running water and no car. I must have read each of my books 5 or 6 times that summer. Misty was my favorite. Later, I read her other books, but these three have a special place in my heart.