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Clockwork Boys (Clocktaur War)
T. Kingfisher
Death of a Cozy Writer: A St. Just Mystery
G.M. Malliet, Davina Porter
Death from a Top Hat
Clayton Rawson
Progress: 17%
The Secret Library
Oliver Tearle
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
Barbara W. Tuchman, Nadia May
Progress: 696/1718minutes
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 44 out of 348 pages.

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal - Mary Roach

Grr, misinformation as far as I can tell.

"Some of AFB's clients have begun marketing 100 percent vegetarian kibble for cats. The cat is what's called a true carnivore; its natural diet contains no plants."

No, the cat is called an obligate carnivore; this means that it cannot obtain all of its nutrients from plants and must have some meat in its diet. A vegetarian kitty is a soon-to-be sick kitty. This is unlike dogs, who are true omnivores and can be fed a balanced vegetarian diet without getting sick.


Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.


And from later on still on the same page: why do we care that the person Roach is interviewing is wearing a "floral-print skirt"?! This book is going to be knocked down a star for that even if it turns out to be otherwise informative.