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wasoxygen  ·  706 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski's intermittent, inconsistent, posted whenever, by whoever, bookthread

Kindle reports 92% of the way through The Count of Monte Cristo, which I added to Goodreads in mid-October. Nothing like reaching Chapter 100 and calculating that there are still about 200 pages to go. Like other serialized books, it sometimes feels like a collection of vignettes, but they are great vignettes, so if Dumas was paid by the line he earned it. The kid keeps asking for updates on Edmond Dant├Ęs too, in between updating me on Calvin & Hobbes and Big Nate. He was, I thought, insufficiently impressed that I was able to recite with him the password to the G.R.O.S.S. club.

I am looking forward to some non-fiction. On my first visit to Carpe Librum I got a great haul for $20:

Gallipoli: The End of the Myth

Genome

Symbolic Logic and the Game of Logic

The Selfish Gene

an Aerolineas Argentinas version of "Bartleby el escribiente"

and brand new: American Prometheus