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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

Nonlinear Time Series Analysis
Thomas Schreiber, Holger Kantz
Progress: 129/320 pages
The Politics of Neurodiversity: Why Public Policy Matters
Dana Lee Baker
Progress: 191/239 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 58/250 pages
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs (The Library of America)
Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 359/700 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 110/1102 pages
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe
She Stoops to Conquer and Other Comedies (Oxford World's Classics)
Henry Fielding, David Garrick, Oliver Goldsmith
Progress: 76/448 pages
Gravitation (Physics Series)
Kip Thorne;Kip S. Thorne;Charles W. Misner;John Archibald Wheeler;John Wheeler
Progress: 48/1215 pages
I Am a Cat
Graeme Wilson, Aiko Ito, Sōseki Natsume
Progress: 357/638 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 712 out of 782 pages.

The Sagas of Icelanders - Martin S. Regal, Ruth C. Ellison, Terry Gunnell, Keneva Kunz, Andrew Wawn, Anthony Maxwell, Katrina C. Attwood, Robert Kellogg, Bernard Scudder, George Clark, Jane Smiley, Various Any story about someone called Sarcastic Halli has to be good, right? Right! Seems like Norse warriors and Kings were just as terrified of poetic mockery as their Celtic counterparts were.

Reading progress update: I've read 685 out of 782 pages.

The Sagas of Icelanders - Martin S. Regal, Ruth C. Ellison, Terry Gunnell, Keneva Kunz, Andrew Wawn, Anthony Maxwell, Katrina C. Attwood, Robert Kellogg, Bernard Scudder, George Clark, Jane Smiley, Various The Tale of Thorstein Staff-struck I love how this stuff sounds like you're sat round the fire down the pub, of a snowy mid-winter's night, and some guy says, "Let me tell you the story of..." in this case a typically violent tale of mis-deed, revenge, single combat and bizarre outcome - plus some genealogy, of course.

Reading progress update: I've read 677 out of 782 pages.

The Sagas of Icelanders - Martin S. Regal, Ruth C. Ellison, Terry Gunnell, Keneva Kunz, Andrew Wawn, Anthony Maxwell, Katrina C. Attwood, Robert Kellogg, Bernard Scudder, George Clark, Jane Smiley, Various

Skipping ahead to the Tales, all of which are short.

Reading progress update: I've read 586 out of 1220 pages.

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen - Jane Austen

I like Fanny a little for at least standing up for her own convictions regarding Crawford in the face of opposition from almost everyone.

Reading progress update: I've read 357 out of 638 pages.

I Am a Cat - Graeme Wilson, Aiko Ito, Sōseki Natsume

Bath house adventures end when the water starts boiling! This is one remarkable cat, btw; not even fully grown and widely educated on the manners, mores and literature of Japan, China and Europe.

Reading progress update: I've read 576 out of 1220 pages.

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen - Jane Austen

Oh noes! Now everybody wants Fanny to marry Crawford! ...Except Aunt Norris.

Reading progress update: I've read 346 out of 638 pages.

I Am a Cat - Graeme Wilson, Aiko Ito, Sōseki Natsume The public bath house - apparently full of macho nonsense about the water temperature.

Reading progress update: I've read 570 out of 1220 pages.

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen - Jane Austen

William is the only character I actually like.

Reading progress update: I've read 1260 out of 1344 pages.

The Complete Works (Oxford Shakespeare) - William Shakespeare, John Jowett, Gary Taylor

Anne Boleyn ambles in.

Reading progress update: I've read 246 out of 414 pages.

The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: - Ronald Waldron, Unknown

Three days of festivities and the other guests leave but the lord of the castle asks Gawain to stay.

Reading progress update: I've read 536 out of 1220 pages.

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen - Jane Austen

Card games and dances; classic Austen territory.

Reading progress update: I've read 328 out of 638 pages.

I Am a Cat - Graeme Wilson, Aiko Ito, Sōseki Natsume

A Japanese cat that knows about Beau Nash!

Reading progress update: I've read 318 out of 638 pages.

I Am a Cat - Graeme Wilson, Aiko Ito, Sōseki Natsume Everyone's favourite early 20th Century Japanese Cat With No Name has taken up...exercise! He hunts noble prey...I mean praying mantises - and crickets. Also goes fence walking and pine sliding.

Reading progress update: I've read 513 out of 1220 pages.

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen - Jane Austen Whowhatwhy?

Reading progress update: I've read 1259 out of 1344 pages.

The Complete Works (Oxford Shakespeare) - William Shakespeare, John Jowett, Gary Taylor

Henry and Wolsey plot a divorce.

Reading progress update: I've read 242 out of 414 pages.

The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: - Ronald Waldron, Unknown

Dinner's over - time for Chapel! There's a lady there who's even lovelier than Guinevere, accompanied by an ugly old crone.