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Books Are Like Ships

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea.” - Roald Dahl

Currently reading

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Erik Larson
Winter's Tale
Mark Helprin
Cleopatra: A Life
Stacy Schiff
Attention All Passengers: The Airlines' Dangerous Descent---and How to Reclaim Our Skies
William J. McGee
Peril at End House: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)
Agatha Christie
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Philip Pullman, Jacob Grimm
Consider the Fork: How Technology Transforms the Way We Cook and Eat
Bee Wilson
Progress: 71/279 pages
Cloud Atlas
David Mitchell

If you like pitch dark when sleeping....

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan

A bit of advice for those thinking of getting this book, and this applies to the hardcover edition,  if you like pitch dark when sleeping, be warned.  The book glows in the dark.  My bedroom is stacked with books and this one sticks out in the dark when the binding emits its yellow glow.  It's very amusing to see it glowing.  It's like a reminder that you have to finish reading it.   However, I've had to place the book in a drawer so I'm not distracted by it when trying to sleep.


Going to finish the book today.