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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

Embers of War
Gareth L. Powell
The Uncertain Land and Other Poems
Patrick O'Brian
Progress: 6/160 pages
The Poems and Plays of John Masefield
John Masefield
Progress: 76/534 pages
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Progress: 122/615 pages
Selected Poems
U A Fanthorpe
Progress: 16/160 pages
Hainish Novels & Stories, Vol. 2
Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 133/789 pages
The Art Book
Editors of Phaidon Press
Progress: 11/515 pages
The Essential Shakespeare
Ted Hughes
Progress: 78/259 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
Progress: 10/224 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 58/250 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 86 out of 480 pages.

The Duchess of Malfi and Other Plays - John Webster

5.3: Bracciano goes jousting and ends up poisoned by his helmet. Francisco and the co-conspirators reveal themselves. He's dying too slowly, though, so Lodovico strangles him before he can reveal who did it...


Zanche reveals to Francisco (who she still thinks is Mulanassar, the Moor, whom she fancies) how Isabella and Camillo were murdered and who did it. Also that she intends to rob Vittoria blind and run away...