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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

The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel (Thursday Next Novels (Penguin Books))

The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde This was a reread. Fforde's opening novel in the Thursday Next series is still interesting but not as fresh and surprising on a second read. Fforde's style is mostly flash and fireworks which on a reread doesn't explode as loud and as colourful as the first time. The high pace action plot is still fun to follow, the establishment of the alternate universe is done well and the reader does believe in this world where books and literature are the foundation of it all. This is the type of story and style that delivers almost all of his punches in a first read. It loses a lot of flavour on a second read.