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    Reading year 2018

    Overall, I’ve had a very good reading year again. My Bookstagram has a list of my favourites from 2018, some of my plans for 2019, as well as musings on the year gone by. Check it out at @booksinboston. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrsJ3rKn4Jr Some statistics Number of books read – 107 Female authors – 48 Male authors – 31 (I read multiple books by some, but only counted them once.) New authors – 55 Rereads – 10 Audiobooks – 4/5 (many of my HP rereads were a combination of Stephen Fry’s audio versions and the actual books) https://www.instagram.com/p/Brkkbu2Hvdj

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    Reflections of a Surgeon

    Dr. Vinayak Nagesh Shrikhande’s earliest memories are of buses, trains and snakes. Born in Kolhapur, he moved to Belgaum in the neighbouring state of Karnataka as a kid, a six-hour bus ride away. At the Belgaum racecourse, he recalls jumping out of a tree when faced by a snake coiled around a branch. And one of the local attractions of visiting his mother’s family in Dombivali, near Bombay, was the iconic Deccan Queen, India’s first superfast, long-distance passenger train, hurtling towards the big city with its tall buildings and smart, important people. Since then, my maternal grandfather has lived and…

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