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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners
Therese Oneill
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Audio)
Agatha Christie, Dan Stevens
Progress: 83/397minutes
The Last Alchemist in Paris: & Other Curious Tales from Chemistry
Lars Ohrstrom
Progress: 90/226pages
Monstrous Little Voices: New Tales From Shakespeare's Fantasy World
Adrian Tchaikovsky, Kate Heartfield, Foz Meadows, Emma Newman, Jonathan Barnes
Within the Hollow Crown: A Valiant King's Struggle to Save His Country, His Dynasty, and His Love
Margaret Campbell Barnes
Progress: 12/333pages
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

Reading progress update: I've read 63 out of 453 pages.

Azincourt - Bernard Cornwell

I finally got around to starting Azincourt!


So far I'm not too keen on Nick Hook as narrator though.  He seems to wander around in a dream-like state most of the time.  Why couldn't Cornwell come up with a more likeable main character?


I'm also not sure why Cornwell seems to be making such a big deal about Nick Hook's status as an archer.  Yes, he's good, but wasn't it still a requirement (in 1415) that ALL able-bodied men practice with the long bow in England?