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Etiquette & Espionage
Gail Carriger, Moira Quirk
The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
Thomas McNamee
Progress: 72/235pages
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

Reading progress update: I've read 30 out of 306 pages.

Venetia - Georgette Heyer

Hunt the Squirrel?


I'm not sure I want to know.  Currently I'm imagining releasing a squirrel indoors (that may be the PG version).  That wouldn't go well.  It would definitely lead to squealing though.


So yes, I did decide to join you all because my curiosity got the better of me.  I'm not a huge fan of romances, although I sometimes find them interesting if they're written well.  So far it does hold some promise, with the snarky, studious younger brother Aubrey and the Byron-wannabe Oswald.  Venetia herself isn't terribly interesting so far.  I haven't gotten to the objectionable encounter yet, although I can see how it's probably going to come up.



ETA, p 43: concussion?  Pretty sure that word wasn't commonly used to describe a serious knock on the head back then.  Or was it?  Anyway, its use seems jarring.