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The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
Lawrence James
W.W. Prescott: Forgotten Giant of Adventism's Second Generation
Gilbert M. Valentine
The Histories
G.C. Macaulay, G.C. Macauley, Donald Lateiner, David Lateiner, Herodotus

Reading progress update: I've read 229 out of 1020 pages.

Edgar Allan Poe: Complete tales and poems - Edgar Allan Poe

The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars


An obviously fake news story written as a journal, but one that is entertaining even with the bad science.  The titular character claims to have flown a balloon to the moon, but it crashes there leading to the question of how he got his account back to his native Rotterdam…but still really entertaining.



My rating: 1 out of 5 stars


Funny morality tale? Or something close? No idea.


Shadow—A Parable

My rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars


A funeral party by a bunch of friends for a fellow who died of a plague gets visited by the Shadow of Death.  Very short and sweet.


Silence—A Fable

My rating: 2 out of 5 stars


A demon details how he challenged a man with various things to make him run and in the end it was complete silence that scared him.  An interesting little tale, but nothing really special.