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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

In the Bleak Midwinter: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alsyne Novel
Julia Spencer-Fleming
Ninefox Gambit
Yoon Ha Lee, Emily Woo Zeller
The Black Tides of Heaven
JY Yang
Engineering Animals: How Life Works
Alan Mcfadzean, Mark Denny
Progress: 125/314pages
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
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 123 out of 336 pages.

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

Many people—though presumably not you, because you saw this disease-riddled book and said, “That is a book for me!”—don’t like hearing about the more gruesome aspects of life. In general people want to read about happy stuff and to feel good and to look at puppies wearing party hats.

I think I've figured it out. She's trying to write like Jenny Lawson (Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Furiously Happy). Except this isn't a humorous book about her struggles with depression and it doesn't make me laugh out loud. And she's talking about puppies in party hats and not taxidermied raccoons (just go read Furiously Happy).