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A Darker Domain
Val McDermid
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

Venomous by Christie Wilcox

Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry - Christie Wilcox

Parts of this book were really interesting but I wasn't enthralled throughout. I also found some of the discussion of fitness and evolution to be irksome and over-simplified. Or maybe I missed the point. I only noticed one instance of Wilcox giving a physical description of another scientist but the text itself felt somewhat meandering and I didn't find all of the asides and anecdotes interesting.


So I guess this book may not really have been for me, but others may love it. Oh, and there were a few diagrams in the book but mostly they weren't very useful because they were hard to read even though I had the hardcover print version.