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Sarah's Library

I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad).  The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.

Currently reading

The Last Honeytrap
Louise Lee
Progress: 100/346 pages
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

The Surgeon of Crowthorne by Simon Winchester

The Surgeon of Crowthorne:  A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary - Simon Winchester

14/7 - Despite the title this book didn't have that much to do with The Surgeon of Crowthorne or the murder of an innocent man which he committed whilst in a psychotic state. That was just a platform for Winchester to give the history of the Oxford English Dictionary - actually a more interesting topic than the murder anyway. I was very interested in the way the dictionary was compiled and the methodical way that Minor went through his personal library, creating his lists of words. I like making lists myself and so could almost see myself doing something similar (especially if I had nothing else to do for the rest of my life). Despite a bad review of one of Winchester's other book I intend to read the rest of them, but they haven't been included on my personal 1001 Books to Read Before I Die list.