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I'm listening to "The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag," by Alan Bradley. I love his books; this is the second in a series about Flavia DeLuce, an 11-year-old girl living in a small village in England in 1950. She is precociously adept at chemistry, and solving murders. The audio versions are fantastic; the reader is wonderful.
Anyway, on my way to work today, I hear this exchange between Flavia and her 13-year-old sister Daphne:
"...Your shoe's untied and your nose is running," Daffy said, looking up from her book. It was Forever Amber and she was reading it for the second time.
"What's it about?" I had asked her on the first go-round.
"Flies in sap," she had said with a smug grin, and I had made a mental note to put it on my reading list. I adore books about the Natural Sciences.