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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

The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum (audiobook)

Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century - Kirsten Potter, Deborah Blum

This was an interesting although somewhat dry look at the early history of American food safety laws. Audio may not have been the best medium for it, since it led to a lot of recitation of facts and encounters and quotes that blurred together. Or at least I found they did. I did find it interesting that Americans (the vocal ones) seem just as against regulation over a hundred years ago as they do now.

 

I could have done without some of the biographical details, but all in all it wasn't bad. Americans might find it easier to follow.