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Librarian, book lover, avid reader

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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders - Daniyal Mueenuddin This book was a lovely surprise. I picked it up because I needed a book set in Pakistan for the Around the World in 80 books challenge. It's a lovely, lovely book of short stories, most of them set around Lahore and in the world of an important family, the Harouni. The stories feature members of the family, members of the staff. Different characters, of different social classes : well to do young men and women, servants, field workers. You get a feel of a Pakistan we don't read or hear about. Every day life, every day people, with every day, tragic and devastating problems and every day lovely surprises.