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Tannat

Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

The Grace Year
Kim Liggett
The New Voices of Science Fiction
Jamie Wahls, Sarah Pinkser, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Rebecca Roanhorse, S. Qiouyi Lu, Darcie Little Badger, Kelly Robson, Nino Cipri, Amal El-Mohtar, Sam J. Miller, E. Lily Yu, Alice Sola Kim, Suzanne Palmer, Alexander Weinstein, Rich Larson
Progress: 13%
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

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (audiobook)

Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Audio) - Agatha Christie, Dan Stevens

Series: Hercule Poirot #10

 

This book is delightful to revisit via audio. It's a marvellous story set on a train stuck in the snow in Yugoslavia where Poirot just happens to be at the right moment to solve the mystery. Christie is in fine form with Poirot's little Frenchisms. One that particularly delighted me was the use of confound to mean confondre, which of course means more along the lines of mix up than stump. Oh, and I only noticed this time around that Poirot used uneven to refer to the odd numbered bunks on the train, which is just awesome. Perhaps I didn't notice before because it's something I catch myself doing? 

 

Lots of Poirot fun in this one. :)

 

I'm going to use this for the book for door 1 (Día de los Muertos) for the 24 Festive Tasks: Re-read an old favorite from a now-deceased author.