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What I am reading Wednesday

What I Just Finished Reading
The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day. It could be that I'm remembering the previous Science of Discworld books wrong, but the science in this one feels less integrated into the narrative. The Discworld fictional bits are short and the science chapters are long and only vaguely related to the previous chapter. The science stuff were generally bits I already know, although have forgotten the details of. Mostly I liked the historical bits about what old religions thought the Earth was shaped like and how it came to be. Also I learnt that the Maths Institute at Warwick has (or had) an aquarium.

I also finished off Summer Falls by Amelia Williams (or really James Goss, according to the copyright). I started it a couple of months ago, got 20 pages in (a third of the way through) and couldn't take any more. So then I went and finished it off yesterday. The second two-thirds was better than the first third, because something actually happened, but on the whole it bored me.

What I'm Currently Reading
It's another non-fiction book and it's called Singled Out. It's subtitled: How two million women survived without men after the first world war. I've only just started it, but it seems interesting so far. Which is why I bought it, after reading a few pages.

What I'm Reading Next
Depending on when I finish this book and when things turn up, one of my birthday present books.

Mirrored from my blog.


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 14th, 2014 05:54 pm (UTC)
I've never been interested in that particular Amelia Williams book, but I am kind of intrigued by the Melody Malone one. Have you read it?

Oh good grief, it's only $2.37, how bad can it be for that price? *Shakes head; clicks "Buy Now"*

Edited at 2014-05-14 05:56 pm (UTC)
May. 14th, 2014 08:41 pm (UTC)
I am more interested in that one, I just hadn't though of reading it. I'll wait and see what you think of it first :)

I hate that it's £1.99 on amazon.co.uk and Waterstones (whose ebooks are in the right format for my ebook reader), which works out at $3.34.
May. 14th, 2014 08:44 pm (UTC)
Well, that's just a pain in the butt for you, isn't it?

I'll probably read it this weekend; I'll need at least a short break when I finish this last part of Liveship Traders, because I know it's pretty intense.

Edited at 2014-05-14 08:44 pm (UTC)
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