So - apart from reading, this past week I watched the new season of Sense8. Which is probably not a surprise to anybody at this point. When is season three coming out again?

What I've recently finished reading

Jens Riise Kristensen: Barbariet tur/retur
Which is an interesting, but short book, about an Icelandic priest who - along with most of his tiny community - got abducted by Barbary corsairs back in the day and ended up going all the way to Algier and then all the way back. It mostly left me wondering how life was for the slaves who got stuck in North Africa, especially the women - I mean, you always hear how, oh, white woman were made concubines etc. I really could use - details. Not sordid, just - can't have been all of them, okay?

Sydney Padua: The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage
This was a little disappointing. And heavily focused on maths above my pay grade. I had been hoping for it to be alternate universe steampunk silliness, and there's a little of that, but mostly there's footnotes and more notes and - I like the tiny original comic better.

What I'm reading now

Odinsbarn by Siri Pettersen, which is an excellent fantasy novel, and The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman, which is - a less excellent fantasy novel.

What I'm reading next

Probably the next of Martin Jensen's mystery novels featuring Halfdan and Winston.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 84
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Sydney Padua: The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

You will not be surprised to learn that I enjoyed the math-y stuff. Also I liked that the footnotes of the footnotes had footnotes. : )
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