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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 27 out of 781 pages.

The First Man in Rome  - Colleen McCullough

Why finish books when you can just start new ones?

(Seriously, I have nine listed as currently reading right now.)


Do I get to call Gaius Marius a special snowflake? So far he seems to fit the bill.


First impressions: this book manages to feel like it starts slowly while at the same time giving a sense of political undercurrents and tensions.


And thanks to whomever updated my edition info. Either I'm imagining things and there always was a description and I considered typing up my jacket text just for fun or the librarian elves have been at it again. I think the cover is of better quality too.