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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

The Prayer of the Night Shepherd
Phil Rickman
Sleeping Giants
Sylvain Neuvel
Progress: 23/509minutes
Engineering Animals: How Life Works
Alan Mcfadzean, Mark Denny
Progress: 125/314pages
Debt Collector Season One
Susan Kaye Quinn
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
Bram Stoker, Susan Duerden, Tim Curry, Graeme Malcolm, Steven Crossley, John Lee, Alan Cumming, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren
Progress: 104/928minutes
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages

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.