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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

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Hôtel Olympia
Elisabeth Vonarburg
Progress: 15/591pages
The Fifth Knight
E.M. Powell
Progress: 65/680minutes
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Wine of Violence: A Medieval Mystery #1: An Historical Mystery (Medieval Mysteries)
Priscilla Royal
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
Progress: 362/536pages

Reading progress update: I've read 345 out of 536 pages.

The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco

"Alborea, his face purple, observed that this monk Jerome had been in Greece perhaps fifteen years, whereas he had been there since his boyhood. Jerome replied that the Dominican Alborea might perhaps have been in Greece, but living a sybaritic life in fine bishops' palaces, whereas he, a Franciscan, had been there not fifteen years, but twenty-two, and had preached before the Emperor in Constantinople. Then Alborea, running short on arguments, started to cross the space that separated him from the Minorites, indicating in a loud voice and with words I dare not repeat his firm intention to pull off the beard of the Bishop of Kaffa, whose masculinity he called into question, and whom he planned to punish, by the logic of an eye for an eye, shoving that beard in a certain place."

 

Such a ludicrous image. Learned men indeed!

 

And then there's a brawl.