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What I'm reading

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

Les Quarante-cinq. English

Les Quarante-cinq. English - Alexandre Dumas Third and last novels in Dumas' retelling of the Valois cursed family history, Les Quarante-cing is an unfinished tale which is kinda of frustrating but then again if the reader wants to know how it ends, we can read all about it in history books. The appeal for me in this one is still the political games, much more important than in the first two, Henri de Navarre plays possum but moves his chess pieces behind the scene, Henri de Guise still wants to be king and Henri III is a lonely, lonely king who is bored out of his skull. Dumas probably had a fourth book planned in this series but it never came to be, which is a shame.