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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

Paths of Glory - Jeffrey Archer

Paths of Glory - Jeffrey Archer 


I wanted this book to be so much better than it was. For a book about an expedition to climb Mt. Everest, I expected heart-pounding action that actually made me feel like I was clinging to the side of a mountain, but the writing, the characters, the entire story, it just all fell flat. Maybe I've been spoiled by reading the awesomeness that is Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer and now all other mountaineering stories pale in comparison. Perhaps I'll go read it now to make up for this one.