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Tannat

Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti
Genevieve Valentine
Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Audio)
Wanda, Donada Peters McCaddon, Susan Elia MacNeal, Donada Peters
Progress: 33/585minutes
Thief of Time (Discworld, #26)
Terry Pratchett
Progress: 388/430pages
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
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville

Reading progress update: I've read 44 out of 336 pages.

Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them - Jennifer   Wright

Sigh. Yes, good hygiene practices like regular baths can be helpful. But the people in the middle ages shouldn't be criticized so much for not bathing. They recognized a hierarchy of sources of water, and they didn't have great access to regular supplies of clean water. River water, not so great, right? So they just couldn't afford to bathe frequently, and they certainly weren't about to do it with filthy river water. Their aversion to baths makes a little more sense that way, doesn't it? It's a question of technology.