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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

A Short History of Drunkenness by Mark Forsyth

A Short History of Drunkenness - Mark Forsyth

This was a fun albeit superficial overview of drinking habits of various cultures at different time periods. The humour mostly worked for me and the book was interesting, but the tone probably wouldn't work for a lot of people. Probably the most interesting portion for me was the description of start of the gin craze in Britain in the 18th century and the argument that prohibition in the US was successful because it basically abolished the old-style saloons.