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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World
Abigail Tucker
Progress: 81/187pages
The Mirror Empire
Kameron Hurley
Leviathan Wakes
James S.A. Corey, Jefferson Mays
Progress: 30%
Life: An Unauthorised Biography: A Natural History of the First Four Thousand Million Years of Life on Earth
Richard Fortey
Progress: 333/371pages
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 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?