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  • aenea
    aenea 3 cheers 2017-06-06 23:31:58

    Read two books per month: one fiction, one nonfiction

    June: Hocus Pocus and Untangled
    July: The Three Body Problem and Scale

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      AeneasSubgoals 0 cheers 2017-06-08 18:53:26

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      • aenea
        aenea Doing 0 cheers 2017-07-02 01:19:40

        Still finishing both Hocus Pocus and Untangled.

        Untangled is an excellent read but it has taken me too long to finish and now I have to get it back to the library. I did order a copy to keep for reference however, so I do plan to finish it eventually.

        I have some travel coming up and I'm hoping to finish Hocus Pocus on the plane, as well as make a dent into July's books. Scale was written by the keynote speaker of the conference I'm attending, so I'm hoping to make some headway before I listen to his talk, and perhaps acquire his signature. πŸ™‚ The contents are right up my alley academically too, so hopefully a rather quick read, despite its 500 pages.

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      • aenea
        aenea Doing 0 cheers 2017-11-24 04:10:29

        Just recently finished Book 1 of The Book of Dust series (La Belle Sauvage). It's a prequel series to His Dark Materials, which is one of my favorite series of all time. Even named my daughter after one of the characters from it. La Belle Sauvage moves along at a good clip, but it's not of the same caliber as His Dark Materials. The first of three books, I'm hoping it's just the opening sequence for more intriguing things to come.

        Also finishing up Book 1 of the Call the Midwife series. Pretty good stuff. I took a look at the bbc show as well, but found that I didn't enjoy it as much as the book.

        A and I are working on The Girl Who Drank The Moon, too. It's a well written fairy tale that we're both enjoying immensely.

        I picked up and started Ishiguro's The Buried Giant in light of his recent Nobel win. It's an interesting story, a little slow, but I've become sidetracked from it. I should pick it up again just for good habit's sake, to practice finishing books that I start.

        Finished Hocus Pocus awhile ago. Purchased Untangled but still working my way through that when I find time. I'm about halfway.

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