TASTY TIDBITS #62: “265 BOOKS! (an Evolving List of Every Book I Can Remember Reading)”

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265!

… the number of books I can remember reading throughout my life …

. I’m sure there were a good deal more.  I frequently stumble upon forgotten titles that I inadvertently omitted.  THIS LIST IS UPDATED AND RE-POSTED EVERY TIME I READ A NEW BOOK.

> I’ve excluded most of the hundreds of books I’ve read aloud to children over the decades, (the ones that didn’t leave much of an impression, I guess), as well as poetry collections and comics I devoured as a kid, from Peanuts to Bloom County to Calvin and Hobbs.  Nonetheless, this list does include every book that left a deep enough impression to linger through the years- from the Dr. Suess extravaganzas I used to get my grubby hands on during giddy family visits to our local library, through to the book I just finished, (the only title listed in BOLDFACE TYPE)For me, the good thing about such listmaking is the way jogging the memory brings back the experience of having enjoyed the book.  For the little amount of (diverting) attention it required, compiling the list was well worth the effort.

. If I had to suggest just one title off the top of my head, I would tell you that the best book I’ve read since Oscar Wilde’s only novel THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY and Jonas Jonasson’s insanely delicious 2009 romp THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED was the one I just finished. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE was an absolutely delicious feast of evocative words. It took Anthony Doerr ten years of his life to write it. What an act of faith! In his case, an investment that paid off in one of the most stunning books I’ve yet to read.

 A review of Jonas Johansson’s work can be found at: http://wp.me/p1f0HZ-6OC

. The book I would least recommend?  Sadly, I would have to say that witty storyteller David Sedaris failed miserably in 2009 with a useless fluff-piece called SQUIRREL SEEKS CHIPMUNK: A Modest Bestiary, a real disappointment considering all the great work that came before it. Don’t bother with it. Get any of Sedaris’ other titles instead. They are all huge fun. His new memoir is looking much more appealing?

. What am I reading now?  After I finish the book Anthony Doerr wrote before his current masterwork (ABOUT GRACE), I am leaning towards Miguel de Cervantes’  classic: DON QUIXOTE. Your suggestions are always welcome!

. And finally: my manifesto?  The single book that defines my literary identity?  That’s easy.  The 1956 Dr. Seuss masterpiece  IF I RAN THE CIRCUS takes the prize.  Old Sneelock’s vacant lot in which our daydreaming hero imagined his splendiferous circus, was a hundred empty lots I had come to know and love as a child.  Like Mr. Geisel’s young dreamer, I eyed those open fields as magic spots– places where the wealth of potential just staggers the imagination.  In the scrawny weeds and illegally dumped refuse, I beheld a hidden world that was invisible to everybody else, a world of SPECTACULAR THEATRICAL EPICS OF NEAR BIBLICAL DIMENSIONS simply begging to be given birth into reality!  I saw an infinite world of POSSIBILITY.  The kind of possibility that only the world of books can engender.

>  Included, are authors and years published.  The list is split into groups of writers and one-off titles. From perusing this compendium can you guess what year I was born?

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ   (L. Frank Baum, 1900)
THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ   (L. Frank Baum, 1904)
OZMA OF OZ   (L. Frank Baum, 1907)
DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ   (L. Frank Baum, 1908)
THE ROAD TO OZ   (L. Frank Baum, 1909)
THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ   (L. Frank Baum, 1910)
THE SEA FAIRIES   (L. Frank Baum, 1911)
THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ   (L. Frank Baum, 1913)
TIK-TOK OF OZ   (L. Frank Baum, 1914)
THE SCARECROW OF OZ   (L. Frank Baum, 1915)
RINKITINK IN OZ   (L. Frank Baum, 1916)
LITTLE WIZARD STORIES   (L. Frank Baum, 1914)
THE LOST PRINCESS OF OZ   (L. Frank Baum, 1917)
THE TIN WOODMAN OF OZ   (L. Frank Baum, 1918)
THE MAGIC OF OZ   (L. Frank Baum, 1919)
GLINDA OF OZ   (L. Frank Baum, 1920)
THE UNNAMABLE  (Samuel Beckett, 1953)
MALLOY  (Samuel Beckett, 1955)
THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES  (Ray Bradbury, 1950)
THE ILLUSTRATED MAN  (Ray Bradbury, 1951)
THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN  (Ray Bradbury, 1953)
THE OCTOBER COUNTRY  (Ray Bradbury, 1953)
DANDELION WINE  (Ray Bradbury, 1957)
A MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY  (Ray Bradbury, 1959)
R IS FOR ROCKET  (Ray Bradbury, 1962)
S IS FOR SPACE  (Ray Bradbury, 1966)
I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC  (Ray Bradbury, 1969)
A CONFEDERATE GENERAL FROM BIG SUR   (Richard Brautigan, 1964)
TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA  (Richard Brautigan, 1967)
IN WATERMELON SUGAR  (Richard Brautigan, 1968)
THE HAWKLINE MONSTER: A GOTHIC WESTERN  (Richard Brautigan, 1974)
THE LAND OF LAUGHS  (Jonathan Carroll, 1980)
VOICE OF OUR SHADOW  (Jonathan Carroll, 1983)
BONES OF THE MOON  (Jonathan Carroll, 1987)
SLEEPING IN FLAMES  (Jonathan Carroll, 1988)
A CHILD ACROSS THE SKY  (Jonathan Carroll, 1989)
BLACK COCKTAIL  (Jonathan Carroll, 1990)
OUTSIDE THE DOG MUSEUM  (Jonathan Carroll, 1991)
AFTER SILENCE  (Jonathan Carroll, 1992)
FROM THE TEETH OF ANGELS  (Jonathan Carroll, 1993)
THE PANIC HAND  (Jonathan Carroll, 1995)
KISSING THE BEEHIVE  (Jonathan Carroll, 1997)
THE MARRIAGE OF STICKS  (Jonathan Carroll, 2000)
HEIDELBERG CYLINDER  (Jonathan Carroll, 2000)
THE WOODEN SEA  (Jonathan Carroll, 2001)
WHITE APPLES  (Jonathan Carroll, 2002)
GLASS SOUP  (Jonathan Carroll, 2005)
THE GHOST IN LOVE  (Jonathan Carroll, 2008)
BATHING THE LION  (Jonathan Carroll, 2014)
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND  (Lewis Carroll, 1865)
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS  (Lewis Carroll, 1871)
DAVID COPPERFIELD  (Charles Dickens, 1850)
A TALE OF TWO CITES  (Charles Dickens, 1859)
GREAT EXPECTATIONS  (Charles Dickens, 1861)
ARE YOU MY MOTHER?  (P. D. Eastman, 1960)
GO DOGS. GO!  (P. D. Eastman, 1961)
THE INVISIBLE CIRCUS  (Jennifer Egan, 1994)
LOOK AT ME  (Jennifer Egan, 2001)
THE KEEP  (Jennifer Egan, 2006)
WELCOME TO THE GOOD SQUAD  (Jennifer Egan, 2010)
THE EMERALD CITY  (Jennifer Egan, 1989)
MY FATHER’S DRAGON  (Ruth Stiles Gannett, 1948)
ELMER AND THE DRAGON  (Ruth Stiles Gannett, 1950)
THE DRAGONS OF BLUELAND  (Ruth Stiles Gannett, 1951)
THE TIPPING POINT  (Malcolm Gladwell, 2000)
BLINK  (Malcolm Gladwell, 2005)
OUTLIERS  (Malcolm Gladwell, 2008)
WHAT THE DOG SAW: AND OTHER ADVENTURES  (Malcolm Gladwell, 2013)
DAVID & GOLIATH:Underdogs, Misfits & the Art of Battling Giants (Gladwell, 2013)
THE RELUCTANT DRAGON  (Kenneth Grahame, 1898)
WIND IN THE WILLOWS  (Kenneth Grahame, 1908)
SWIMMING TO CAMBODIA  (Spalding Gray, 1985)
IMPOSSIBLE VACATION  (Spalding Gray, 1992)
MONSTER IN A BOX  (Spalding Gray, 1992)
MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT  (Spalding Gray, 1999)
LIFE, INTERRUPTED: The Unfinished Monologue  (Spalding Gray, 2005)
IN THE MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE  (Clifford Henderson, 2009)
SPANKING NEW   (Clifford Henderson, 2010)
MAE’S REQUEST   (Clifford Henderson, 2011)
THE KITE RUNNER  (Khaled Hosseini, 2003)
A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS  (Khaled Hosseini, 2007)
AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED  (Khaled Hosseini, 2013)
THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED  (Jonas Jonasson, 2009)
THE GIRL WHO SAVED THE KING OF SWEDEN  (Jonas Jonasson, 2012)
HITMAN ANDERS AND THE MEANING OF IT ALL  (Jonas Jonasson, 2015)
THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH  (Norton Juster, 1961)
THE DOT AND THE LINE (Norton Juster, 1963)
A WRINKLE IN TIME  (Madeleine L’Engle, 1960)
A WIND IN THE DOOR  (Madeleine L’Engle, (1973)
ANGELA’S ASHES  (Frank McCourt, 1996)
T’IS  (Frank McCourt, 1999)
TEACHER MAN  (Frank McCourt, 2005)
DOWNSIZE THIS! (Michael Moore, 1996)
DUDE, WHERE’S MY COUNTRY? (Michael Moore, 2003)
STUPID WHITE MEN and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!  (Michael Moore, 2004)
DREAMS FROM MY FATHER  (Barack Obama, 1995)
THE AUDACITY OF HOPE (Barack Obama, 2006)
ANOTHER ROADSIDE ATTRACTION (Tom Robbins, 1971)
EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES  (Tom Robbins, 1976)
STILL LIFE WITH WOODPECKER  (Tom Robbins, 1980)
DO IT! Scenarios of the Revolution  (Jerry Rubin, 1970)
GROWING (UP) AT THIRTY SEVEN  (Jerry Rubin, 1976)
MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN  (Salmon Rushdie, 1981)
HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES  (Salmon Rushdie, 1990)
LUKA AND THE FIRE OF LIFE  (Salmon Rushdie, 2010)
BARREL FEVER  (David Sedaris, 1994)
NAKED  (David Sedaris, 1997)
ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY  (David Sedaris, 2000)
DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM  (David Sedaris, 2004)
WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES  (David Sedaris, 2008)
SQUIRREL SEEKS CHIPMUNK: A Modest Bestiary  (David Sedaris, 2010)
LET’S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS  (David Sedaris, 2013)
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE  (Maurice Sendak, 1963)
IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN  (Maurice Sendak, 1970)
THE SEVEN LADY GODIVAS  (Dr. Seuss, 1937)
AND TO THINK THAT IT HAPPENED ON MULBERRY STREET  (Dr, Seuss, 1937)
THE 500 HATS OF BARTHOLOMEW CUBBINS  (Dr. Seuss, 1938)
THE KINGS STILTS  (Dr. Seuss, 1939)
HORTON HATCHES THE EGG  (Dr, Seuss, 1940)
McELLIGOT’S POOL  (Dr. Seuss, 1947)
THIDWICK THE BIG HEARTED MOOSE  (Dr. Seuss, 1948)
BARTHOLOMEW AND THE OOBLECK  (Dr. Seuss, 1949)
IF I RAN THE ZOO  (Dr. Seuss, 1950)
SCRAMBLED EGGS SUPER!  (Dr. Seuss, 1953)
HORTON HEARS A WHO  (Dr. Seuss, 1954)
ON, BEYOND ZEBRA  (Dr. Seuss, 1955)
IF I RAN THE CIRCUS  (Dr. Seuss, 1956)
THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS  (Dr. Seuss, 1957)
THE CAT IN THE HAT  (Dr. Seuss, 1957)
THE CAT IN THE HAT COMES BACK  (Dr. Seuss, 1958)
YERTLE THE TURTLE and Other Stories  (Dr. Seuss, 1958)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU  (Dr. Seuss, 1959)
GREEN EGGS AND HAM  (Dr. Seuss, 1960)
THE SNEETCHES and Other Stories  (Dr. Seuss, 1961)
Dr. Suess’s SLEEP BOOK  (Dr. Suess, 1963)
Dr. Suess’s ABC  (Dr. Seuss, 1963)
HOP ON POP  (Dr. Seuss, 1963)
FOX IN SOCKS (Dr. Seuss, 1965)
I HAD TROUBLE IN GETTING TO SOLLA SOLLEW  (Dr. Seuss, 1965)
THE FOOT BOOK  (Dr. Seuss, 1968)
I CAN LICK 30 TIGERS TODAY and Other Stories  (Dr. Seuss, 1969)
MR. BROWN CAN MOO, CAN YOU?  (Dr. Seuss, 1970)
THE LORAX  (Dr. Seuss, 1971)
MARVIN P. MOONEY WILL YOU PLEASE GO NOW! (Dr. Seuss, 1972)
DID I EVER TELL YOU HOW LUCKY YOU ARE?  (Dr, Seuss, 1973)
OH, THE THINKS YOU CAN THINK!  (Dr. Seuss, 1975)
THE CAT’S QUIZZER  (Dr. Seuss, 1976)
I CAN READ WITH MY EYES SHUT!  (Dr. Seuss, 1978)
OH SAY CAN YOU SAY?  (Dr. Seuss, 1979)
HUNCHES IN BUNCHES  (Dr. Seuss, 1982)
THE BUTTER BATTLE BOOK  (Dr. Suess, 1984)
YOU’RE ONLY OLD ONCE!  (Dr. Seuss, 1986)
OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!  (Dr. Seuss, 1990)
THE SECRET ART OF DR. SEUSS  (Dr. Seuss, 1995)
THE BIPPOLO SEED and Other Lost Stories  (Dr. Seuss, 2011)
HORTON AND THE KWUGGERBUG and More Lost Stories  (Dr. Seuss, 2014)
WHICH PET SHALL I GET?  (Dr. Seuss, 2015)
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS  (Hunter S. Thompson, 1971)
FEAR & LOATHING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL ‘72  (Hunter S. Thompson, 1973)
ROUGHING IT  (Mark Twain, 1872)
THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER  (Mark Twain, 1876)
A MURDER, A MYSTERY AND A MARRIAGE  (Mark Twain, 1876)
A TRAMP ABROAD  (Mark Twain, 1880)
LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI  (Mark Twain, 1883)
THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN  (Mark Twain, 1884)
CAT’S CRADLE  (Kurt Vonnegut, 1963)
BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS  (Kurt Vonnegut, 1973)
STUART LITTLE  (E.B. White, 1945)
CHARLOTTE’S WEB  (E.B. White, 1952)
THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST  (Tom Wolfe, 1968)
BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES  (Tom Wolfe, 1987)
 

> PLUS:

THE 13 CLOCKS  (James Thurber, 1950)
1000 LASHES- BECAUSE I SAY WHAT I THINK  (Raif Badawi, 2015)
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE  (Anthoy Doerr, 2014)
ANIMAL FARM  (George Orwell, 1945)
ART OF WALT DISNEY- From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdom  (Christopher Finch, 1975)
BETTER THAN WORKING  (Patrick Skene Catling, 2004)
BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE  (Aron Ralston, 2005)
BOOM: VOICES OF THE SIXTIES  (Tom Brokaw, 2007)
CANDIDE  (Voltaire, 1759)
CATCH-22  (Joseph Heller, 1953)
THE CATCHER IN THE RYE  (J. D. Salinger, 1951)
A CHILD’S GARDEN OF GRASS  (Jack S. Margolis & Richard Clorfene, 1970)
CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD (Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1981)
A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES  (John Kennedy Toole, 1980)
CORDUROY  (Don Freeman, 1968)
CRAZY WISDOM  (Wes “Scoop” Nisker, 1990)
CURIOUS GEORGE  (H. A. Rey, 1941)
DISNEYLAND; THE FIRST QUARTER CENTURY  (circa 1980)
DUNE  (Frank Herbert, 1965)
EVERY DAY  (David Leviathan, 2013)
FUZZ AGAINST JUNK & THE HERO MAKER  (Akbar Del Piombo, 1960)
GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN  (James Baldwin, 1953)
THE GREAT GATSBY  (F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925)
GREEDY BASTARD DIARY: A COMIC TOUR OF AMERICA  (Eric Idle, 2005)
HARRY, THE DIRTY DOG  (Gene Zion, 1956)
THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY  (Douglas Adams, 1979)
THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET  (Sandra Cisneros, 1984)
HUG THE MONSTER: How to Embrace Your Fears and Live Your Dreams  (David Miln Smith, 2007)
THE HUNDREDTH MONKEY  (Ken Keys Jr., 1984)
I AM MALALA: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban  (Malala Yousafzai, 2013)
IRELAND: A NOVEL  (Frank Delaney, 2005)
THE IRISH PUB  (David Pritchard, 1997)
IS THAT IT?  (Bob Geldof, 2005)
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH  (Roald Dahl, 1961)
JOB OF SEX, The: A Workingman’s Guide to Productive Lovemaking  (Brian McConnachie, 1974)
JOY OF SEX, THE  (Alex Comfort, 1972)
JULIUS  (Syd Hoff, 1959)
JUST KIDS  (Patti Smith, 2010)
KON-TIKI: ACROSS THE PACIFIC IN A RAFT  (Thor Heyerdhal, 1948)
THE LACUNA  (Barbara Kingsolver, 2009)
LAKE WOBEGON DAYS (Garrison Keillor, 1985)
LES MISERABLES  (Victor Hugo, 1862)
LESSONS FROM THE MOUNTAIN   (Mary McDonough, 2012)
LIGHTHOUSE TALES  (Lance McVay, 2012)
THE LITTLE MAN /”Der Kleine Mann  (Erich Kästner, 1963)
THE LITTLE PRINCE  (Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 1943)
A LONG WAY GONE: MEMOIRS OF A CHILD SOLDIER  (Ishmael Beah, 2007)
LORD OF THE FLIES  (William Golding, 1954)
THE LOVELY BONES  (Alice Sebold, 2002)
MADELINE  (Ludwig Bemelmans, 1939)
McCARTHY’S BAR: A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY IN IRELAND (Pete McCarthy, 2001)
THE MAN FROM PLAINS  (Jimmy Carter, 1997)
THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING  (Carson McCullers, 1946)
MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL  (Virginia Lee Burton, 1939)
A MONK SWIMMING  (Malachy McCourt, 1998)
Mr. BRIDGE  (J.R.R. Tolkien, 1935)
THE NAKED APE  (Desmond Morris, 1773)
THE NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDEN PYM OF NANTUCKET (Edgar Allen Poe, 1838)
A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SENSES  (Diane Ackerman, 1990)
NEVER ASK FOR A GOOCHOO BIRD  (Katherine Marcuse, 1962)
THE NIGHT I FOLLOWED THE DOG  (Nina Laden, 1994)
THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE  (Neil Gaiman, 2013)
ON THE ROAD  (Jack Kerouac, 1957)
OUR REVOLUTION  (Bernie Sanders, 2017)
PADDY CLARKE HA HA HA  (Roddy Doyle, 1993)
PARROT IN THE OVEN  (Victor Martinez, 1996)
POINT TO POINT NAVIGATION: A MEMOIR  (Gore Vidal, 2006)
THE POSTMAN  (David Brin, 1985)
PRIMARY COLORS  (Anonymous, 1996)
PUT ME IN THE ZOO  (Robert Lopshire, 1960)
READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN: A Memoir in Books  (Azar Nafisi, 2003)
RED HUGH: PRINCE OF DONEGAL  (Robert T. Reilly, 1957)
ROUND IRELAND WITH A FRIDGE  (2001, Tony Hawks)
THE ROYAL BOOK OF OZ  (Ruth Plumly Thompson, 1921)
RUSH LIMBAUGH IS A BIG FAT IDIOT and Other Observations  (Al Franken, 1999)
STEAL THIS BOOK  (Abbie Hoffman, 1971)
STELLALUNA  (Janell Cannon, 1993)
THE STORY OF PING  (Marjorie Flack, 1933)
STUCK IN NEUTRAL  (Terry Trueman, 2000)
THE SUN ALSO RISES  (Earnest Hemingway, 1964)
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS- MAD PILGRIMAGE OF THE FLESH (John Lahr, 2014)
THE TIME MACHINE  (H.G. Welles, 1895)
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD  (Harper Lee, 1960)
TRAVEL AS A POLITICAL ACT  (Rick Steves, 2009)
THE TWILIGHT ZONE COMPANION  (Mark Scott Zicree, 1982)
UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE  (Bel Kaufman, 1965)
WALT DISNEY’S FANTASIA  (John Culhane, 1983)
WHAT’S THE STORY: Storytelling With Young Children… (Steve Spitanly, 2015)
WIGFIELD: THE LITTLE CAN-DO TOWN THAT JUST MAY NOT  (Sedaris, Dinello & Colbert, 2003)
THE WORLD OF OZ: A Fantastic Expedition Over the Rainbow  (Allen Eyles, 1985)
YOU WILL GO TO THE MOON  (Mae & Ira Freeman, 1959)
ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE  (Robert M. Pirsig, 1974)
ZHUANGZI SPEAKS: THE MUSIC OF NATURE (Translated by Brian Bruya, 1992)
 

. And that’s about it.  From ANIMAL FARM to ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE.  So much pleasure, mystery, enlightenment!  Books open a world of both thought and feeling.  Once you read a book, it exists with you forever.  So…

Praytell: What are YOU reading now?

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5 Responses to TASTY TIDBITS #62: “265 BOOKS! (an Evolving List of Every Book I Can Remember Reading)”

  1. Reblogged this on KPKworld and commented:

    A NEW Mark Twain and a NEW Dr. SUESS?! Oh, rapture!

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  2. Mir Fleur says:

    Oh bother 🙂 now I am going to have to look through the whole list and see which ones I can tick off! 🙂

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    • KPKeelan says:

      Glad it inspired you! But you might want to start with “The 100-Year-Old Man…” for sheer, unadulterated joy!

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      • Mir Fleur says:

        Now that is one that I have already read, but as usual in my life, it was a bit peculiar. I ordered it on Kindle before going on a trip, after just seeing the title and without reading anything about it at all. As it happened my trip was a business trip to Sweden, which was a coincidence for a start. But at one point, I scrolled the page, and then looked up as my train was rolling into a station, and the characters and I had come to exactly the same place 🙂

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