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The rise of the West: A history of the human community
William Hardy McNeill
Progress: 253/896 pages
Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Karen Karbiener, Walt Whitman
Progress: 284/960 pages
Mirror Image
Tom Clancy, Jeff Rovin, Steve Pieczenik
Progress: 383/436 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 193 out of 309 pages.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone  - J.K. Rowling

A little over 60% of the way through the book and we're only into November featuring the Quidditch match against Slytherin.  One forgets how less detailed Rowling is in the early books, the obvious reason of course is the book's initial demographic upon release as well as protagonist's age.


The main "mystery" is coming together, though it feels like a lot of leaping to conclusions to begin with and later added on by more solid circumstantial evidence.  However this is coming from a cynic in his 30s probably looking to find faults than a pre-teen who wouldn't think twice and be thinking the same thing.


I've tried to take mental notes of items or people that would prove pivotal in later books, but I'm pretty sure I've gotten wrapped up in the story and missed a few.