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Kerry

Hello! I live in London, and I like reading about history, travel and literature. I also like good non-fiction about things I don't know about yet, and adventures.

Currently reading

Eurydice Street: A Place in Athens
Sofka Zinovieff
Escape Routes: Control and Subversion in the 21st Century
Vassilis Tsianos, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Niamh Stephenson
Introducing Fascism: A Graphic Guide
Litza Jansz, Stuart Hood
Women, Travel Writing, and Truth
Clare Broome Saunders
Progress: 37 %
Harry Potter à l'école des sorciers
J.K. Rowling, Emily Walcker, Jean-François Ménard
Progress: 10 %

Reading progress update: I've read 19%.

The Wretched - Victor Hugo

I've been reading Christine Donougher's translation of Les Mis on the Tube and I'm really enjoying it - it's clear, readable and a lot of fun. I'd missed how tense so much of Valjean's early story is, how well described his anxiety is, and how brilliantly paced and dramatic the scenes of "Valjean thinks about whether to do something" are, especially his deciding to steal the silver and to go to the court in Arras to turn himself in and save Champmathieu.

I'd just finished the trial last night, whipped through the super tense scenes where Valjean escapes from Javert, and was looking forward to What Happens Next!!! when:

Part Two: Cosette
Book One: Waterloo

 

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo