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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World
Abigail Tucker
Progress: 81/187pages
The Mirror Empire
Kameron Hurley
Leviathan Wakes
James S.A. Corey, Jefferson Mays
Progress: 30%
Life: An Unauthorised Biography: A Natural History of the First Four Thousand Million Years of Life on Earth
Richard Fortey
Progress: 333/371pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
Cherie Priest
Progress: 18%
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.