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The Book-Addled Brain

Hello!  Welcome to my little corner of the universe.  Join me as I make my way through my infinite reading list one page at a time.

Currently reading

A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin
Progress: 187/1009 pages
Edith Hamilton
Progress: 85/497 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Progress: 46 %
Les Miserables
Victor Hugo
Progress: 718/1463 pages

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"Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't."— Bill Nye

Pompeii - Robert Harris

Pompeii: A Novel - Robert Harris 


It seems I have a knack for picking duds lately, but I stuck it out with this one because it's fairly short, volcanic eruptions are fascinating, and I am stubborn. This book goes a little something like this: blah, blah, blah, aqueducts...yada, yada, yada, more aqueducts...then about 210 pages into it, you finally get to the good stuff, searing heat surges, suffocating ash clouds, pounding pumice rain. Then just as abruptly and unexpectedly as Vesuvius erupted, the whole thing is over. Vulcan would be sorely disappointed, as was I.