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Typically I read two books simultaneously: one fiction, one non fiction. I love audiobooks, and usually follow the same pattern. So two books in text, two books in audio simultaneously. Sometimes, when I want to get through a book quick, I'll do both audio and text.

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2023 Reading Goal

33% complete! chadkoh has read 10 of 30 books.

Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia (2023, Farrar, Straus & Giroux) 3 stars

Everyone hates a long essay, but everyone loves a quick book. This essay-as-book dates from 2013 and is an early exploration into some recognizable Graeber themes: how Enlightenment values such as freedom and equality we not necessarily borne of Western Europe. This book feels like an experimental prequel to the much much longer, and ultimately much more convincing "The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity."

finished reading Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Uprooted (Hardcover, 2015, Del Rey) 4 stars

"Our Dragon doesn't eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside …

There is a lot to like about this book, but the narrated version kinda drags you out of it. When the narrator “drones” in a book that has so much action it is easy to get lost. I had to rewind so many times. I think I will get the next one in text.