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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

Reading progress update: I've read 7%.

— feeling big smile
The Daughter Of Time - Josephine Tey

I know I have a late start again, but it is still Saturday where I am. I've never read this book before and although it's been on my to-read list for a while I had some reservations about starting with a book that in't the first in a series. Thanks for reassuring me!

 

So far (as in chapter 1), this book has a very strong, humorous start, and I'm looking forward to kicking back with it for a bit. The bits describing The Midget and so on were fun but for some reason this part talking about Mary Stuart made me snort out loud:

‘If she had worn another kind of headdress no one would ever have bothered about her. It’s that cap that seduces people.’

‘You think she would have loved less greatly in a sun-bonnet?’

‘She never loved greatly at all, in any kind of bonnet.’

Plus there was the whole comparison between boredom and being beaten with nettles.