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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

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

Reading progress update: I've read 148 out of 435 pages.

The Hangman's Daughter - Lee Chadeayne, Oliver Pötzsch

This book is somewhat interesting but somehow not very compelling.


Maybe it's the way some characters with more "modern" attitudes are mixed in with all the superstitious people that makes me want to roll my eyes. Am I supposed to identify with them?


Maybe it's just that I'm having trouble being pulled in by the mystery despite the characters being okay. I mean, I should be finding the devil with the skeleton hand creepy, no?


Also, I thought there was already anatomy and circulatory system work by 1659. Is this supposed to illustrate Simon's father's archaic notions?