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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: 696/1718minutes
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

The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman

The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction - Neil Gaiman

Probably best for serious Neil Gaiman fans. I’m glad I got my copy from the library. It was fun to listen to, but some of it I’d already read or heard because I’d read the introductions in question. Some of the people or works I had to look up because I had no idea who or what was being discussed (yes, I could have skipped ahead, but it was an audiobook and that seemed dissatisfying). As a result, I did find a few new things to check out. I also discovered that Gaiman and I have different opinions about several works.


Anyway, my rating mostly reflects the variable interest I had in the different essays. I didn’t mind revisiting the essays on works that I liked, but the ones on works I disliked seemed to drag. Makes sense, though, doesn’t it? There was lots of new stuff for me too, of course.