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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

Le Masque de l'Atellane

Le Masque De L'atellane - Marie Visconti You have to read an ordinary book sometimes to enjoy the good ones. This one is as pedestrian as you can get with a touch of name dropping. Historical name dropping. The intrigue is set in Vespasian's time where a prince of Palmyra is this brilliant, charming, widowed of course he suffers so prettily, clever lawyer and investigator for the emperor. The author just keeps dropping name's into the story that just makes you go, stop already, I got it, you did your research, you read Pline, you read Cicero, you read about the theater of that period. Stop it and tell me a story. It was a very frustrating book and the series only lasted for 2 books. I will not go and hunt for the second one. I am not that much of a masochist.