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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

When Red Is Black

When Red Is Black - Qiu Xiaolong I am still very much enjoying these slice of life in the 90's in Shanghai. Chen is taking more of a back seat in this story where Yu investigates the murder of a dissident writer. Political intrigues, political influence and every day life merge and give the reader a colourful and very interesting view of the new capitalist China, trying to merge Chinese socialism and a money driven way of life. The murder mystery is solid and the reader can pick up the clues along with Yu but I read for the whole atmosphere and somewhat very exotic travel to a city very far away from my reality.