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Reading widely since 1972.

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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

101 Animal Stories

101 Animal Stories - Anne-Marie Dalmais,  Benvenuti,  Glynis E. Holland,  Brenda Uttley This was one of my favorite books as a kid. The stories all seemed a little odd, in a fascinating way that drew me to re-read them. I figured out later that they'd been translated from French and they do have a French feel to them. But what makes this book such a stand-out for me is the amazing watercolors. As a teen, I tried to reproduce many of them. My one success was an illustration of a bee visiting a wild rose. I want my son to have a copy, but I couldn't bear to part with my own, so I found one for him on ebay.