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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

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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

Summer Book Bingo: Blue-Out (Black-Out)

— feeling cool

Or Quack-Out?



Summer Book Bingo


  1. Beach, sand or sun on the cover: Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe
  2. New to you author: Grave Witch by Kalayna Price
  3. First book of a new series: Written in Red by Anne Bishop
  4. Adapted for the big screen: The Martian by Andy Weir
  5. A blast from the past: historical fiction: A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury by Edith Pargeter
  6. Graphic novel or comic book: Rivers of London: Body Work by Ben Aaronovitch & Andrew Cartmel
  7. Published in June, July or August 2016: Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen: The Story of Elizabeth of York by Samantha Wilcoxson, read by Rachael Beresford (Audiobook)
  8. Comfort Read: Dead Man's Ransom by Ellis Peters
  9. Read in a boat, tent or cabin: The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff, read by Simon Vance (Audiobook)
  10. A book that's been on your shelves for more than a year: The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  11. Romance: Emma by Jane Austen
  12. A book by a dead author: The Unadulterated Cat by Terry Pratchett
  13. Free Space
  14. Summer word in the title: Summer Lightning by P. G. Wodehouse, read by John Wells (Audiobook)
  15. A hard book: The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  16. Travel: planes spacecraft trains or road trips: 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke
  17. Mystery or Suspense: The Inspector and Mrs Jeffries by Emily Brightwell
  18. A book bust or bummer: Venetia by Geogette Heyer
  19. More than 400 pages long: Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  20. Favorite re-read: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, read by Carolyn Seymour
  21. YA or children's title: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  22. Space opera or other sci fi: 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
  23. Read on vacation: Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines
  24. A book with a terrible cover: Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, read by Kathleen Wilhoite (Audiobook)
  25. Fantasy: Baba Yaga's Daughter and Other Tales of the Old Races by C. E. Murphy