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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

Furry Logic by Matin Durrani & Liz Kalaugher (Abandoned)

Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life - Liz Kalaugher, Matin Durrani

Abandoned at 85% (page 249 of 294).


Thinking about this book makes me angry. Trying to read it made me even angrier, so I'm not going to bother with the rest of it even though it's less than 50 pages.


The interesting things about animals mentioned in this book could be fit on maybe five pages; the rest is filler. Or I should say that the things that could be interesting would fit on that many pages because the authors made none of it interesting. The authors didn't write any of their arguments clearly; I had to wade through paragraphs and sometimes pages of inanities before they got to their point. By then I just didn't care. They also dumbed their explanations down to the point that I couldn't really follow them; I was too bored to attend to the page.


I can't believe I wasted time on this. If I had bought this book instead of taking it out from the library I'd be tempted to set it on fire.


Previous updates:

15 of 294 pages (I didn't think I'd hate it, apparently)

70 of 294 pages (chattiness hadn't improved)