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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 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.