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Librarian, book lover, avid reader

Currently reading

Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

Seven Days in the Art World

Seven Days in the Art World - Sarah Thornton I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. But the sense of 'look I'm inside the 'in crowd', the name dropping, the 'hip' factor of the whole project annoyed me to no end. The information is there but under layers upon layers of gossip, 'm'as-tu vu' digressions and a gloss of 'I'm with the band' type of writing. I forced myself to finish it. 3 stars for the information, barely 1 1/2 star for style and tone. The tone was annoying to power of ten. That in the end put me off the book.