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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: 47/1718minutes
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

Reading progress update: I've read 201 out of 414 pages.

— feeling confident
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure - William Goldman

I've left my book club read till the last minute again. I have two days to finish this. I'm thinking it's doable.


My annoyance at the initial introduction (which is actually part of the story in case you haven't read this book) doesn't extend to the rest of the frame story that's interspersed throughout the chapters. Of course, Goldman's technique of claiming that he's abridging another work leads to chapters of variable lengths (anywhere from four pages to over a hundred). It's an inconvenience when playing the "just one more chapter" game.


So far it's an amusing, light read. I thought about including some quotes, but they lose something when taken out of context.