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Tannat

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

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong (audiobook)

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life - Ed Yong, Charlie Anson

This book was an interesting look at micro-organisms and although there is a lot of speculation and the author can't quite get out of the magazine article style that makes him physically describe at least some of the people he interviews, I can't help feel that this is what Gulp by Mary Roach should have been. I mean, he actually explains the whys and hows of fecal transplants instead of just pointing at this "gross" thing and saying it helps some people.

 

The narrator (Charlie Anson) wasn't bad either, although I did sometimes have to rewind a bit because I'd caught myself not paying enough attention. But that's more the subject matter than any narration failings.