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 Dantès 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
Symbolic Logic and the Game of Logic
The Selfish Gene
an Aerolineas Argentinas version of "Bartleby el escribiente"
and brand new: American Prometheus