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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

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The Grace Year
Kim Liggett
The New Voices of Science Fiction
Jamie Wahls, Sarah Pinkser, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Rebecca Roanhorse, S. Qiouyi Lu, Darcie Little Badger, Kelly Robson, Nino Cipri, Amal El-Mohtar, Sam J. Miller, E. Lily Yu, Alice Sola Kim, Suzanne Palmer, Alexander Weinstein, Rich Larson
Progress: 13%
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

The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (Audiobook)

The Long Earth - Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett, Michael Fenton-Stevens

Series: The Long Earth #1

 

Narrated by Michael Fenton-Stevens

 

For some reason I enjoyed this more as an audiobook than when I read it for the first time in print (that experience only merited 3 stars). I was entertained, and it started to feel more like Terry Pratchett had crammed all of his life’s work into one novel, and a science fiction one at that: from trolls and evil elves to good ol’ Chatogaster and the Joker Universe. Plus I really like some of the concepts, like stepping out of a gravity well.

 

I wanted to reread this to refresh my memory before finally finding time to dive into the rest of the series, which I’ve never gotten around to, probably partly because I was less into it the first time around. It’s always a struggle between keeping things fresh enough and avoiding stalling due to trying to read too much of a world at one time. Usually I will actually stall mid-book if I try to read too big of a chunk of a series at once.