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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
Barbara W. Tuchman, Nadia May
Progress: 696/1718minutes
Conservation of Shadows
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 22%
Le premier jour
Marc Levy
Progress: 180/496pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages
The Dervish House - Ian McDonald

I really, really wanted to abandon this book.  There just isn't anything interesting about it.  It's too short to break up into six different perspectives that change every few pages, and I didn't care what happened to ANY of the characters.  I'm not even classifying it as science fiction.  Mainly because I didn't like it, but also because I feel more like calling it a "near-future thriller" (even though there was nothing "thrilling" about it). Maybe this should be called speculative fiction, i.e. science fiction that isn't very well done.