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The Moth Eaten Shelf

Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high! ...But you don't have to take my, or Lamar Burton's, word for it. Just take a look, it's in a book.

Currently reading

The Backstory of Wallpaper: Paper-Hangings 1650-1750
Robert M. Kelly
Progress: 5/183 pages
Death of a Gossip
M.C. Beaton
Korean for Beginners: Mastering Conversational Korean (CD-ROM Included)
Henry J. Amen IV, Kyubyong Park
Visualize This: The Flowing Data Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics
Nathan Yau
Discovering Statistics Using R
Zoe Field, Andy Field, Jeremy Miles
Pushkin House (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))
Andrei Bitov, Susan Brownsberger
Beginner's Korean
Jeyseon Lee
La Nouvelle Héloïse: Julie, or the New Eloise
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Judith H. McDowell
Edith Wharton
Hermione Lee
Linear Models with R (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science)
Julian James Faraway

Wives and Daughters (Penguin Classics)

Wives and Daughters - Pam Morris, Elizabeth Gaskell This is the work that got me hooked on Elizabeth Gaskell and wish that she was as well received and remembered as Austin or the Brontes. Indeed, this work feels almost like a cross between the two types of authors, which is to say that Wives and Daughters may be limited to the gentry class of the 1800s, but is more realistic in the characterization and scenes than Austin, yet more upbeat and funnier than most of the Brontes.

The A&E adaptation does an excellent job and the special features are quite informative about the author and her time period, for those that don't know her that well.