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Tannat

Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

In the Bleak Midwinter: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alsyne Novel
Julia Spencer-Fleming
Ninefox Gambit
Yoon Ha Lee, Emily Woo Zeller
The Black Tides of Heaven
JY Yang
Engineering Animals: How Life Works
Alan Mcfadzean, Mark Denny
Progress: 125/314pages
The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization
Nicholas P. Money
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 18%.

Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer's (& Editor's) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Third Edition] - Susanne Alleyn

I'm at the part with the criticism of the misuse of the second person singular in the original Star Trek ("bad pseudo-highfalutin' pseudo-archaic grammar inflected on us by a scriptwriter who, as is often the case, didn't really know what he was talking about").

 

T'PAU [the priestess]: And thee are called? [incorrect: thou art called]

McCOY: Leonard McCoy, ma'am.

T'PAU: Spock, thee names [incorrect: thou namest] these outworlders friends. How does thee [incorrect: dost thou] pledge their behavior?

 

...and so on.