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Currently reading

How To Be a Victorian
Ruth Goodman
Pandora's Star
Peter F. Hamilton, John Lee
Progress: 485/2241minutes
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

Booklikes-opoly Turn 2 (April 17th)

Bank: $25


I successfully finished both of my books yesterday, so it's time to roll again.


I'm not sure whether I'll complete this one. At first I thought it was impossible, but I've identified 3 possibilities:



Ghosts of Tsavo by Vered Ehsani (195 pages)

- Takes places in Africa (description implies a cozy paranormal? mystery)


On Basilisk Station by David Weber (447 pages)

- Has Honor Harrington's weird telepathic cat pet on the cover (I think that counts as exotic, don't you?)


Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay (635 pages)

- Takes place in an alternate history fantasy version of 8th century Tang Dynasty China (fits Asia?)


Does anyone want to chime in? Which of those books should I try to read?




I think I'll go with Under Heaven, but I seem to recall that a large part of Linda Nagata's Limit of Vision takes place in Vietnam: