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The Wicked Cometh
Laura Carlin
Progress: 54/364 pages
Andrew Martin
Progress: 88/342 pages
Emigrants: Why the English Sailed to the New World
James R. Evans
Progress: 23/336 pages
Peter Watts
Progress: 37/720 pages
The World Without Us
Alan Weisman
Progress: 36/287 pages
The Witches: Salem, 1692
Stacy Schiff
Progress: 32/496 pages
Italian Short Stories For Beginners: 8 Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn Italian the Fun Way!
Olly Richards
Progress: 38/239 pages
33 A.D. (Bachiyr Book 1)
David McAfee
Progress: 10 %

Reading progress update: I've read 210 out of 544 pages.

The Commonwealth of Thieves: The Story of the Founding of Australia - Thomas Keneally

I was watching a rerun of Banished the other day on TV and realized how little I knew about the first convicts who were sent to Australia. So, once again, Amazon is my friend. After a very little searching I came up with this book and Fatal Shores and within a few days I started to learn. I am surprised at just how much there is to learn in fact. I really new nothing about it except they were sent to Australia. So far the reasons have been covered and the first year. What was only briefly covered which I found disappointing, was the journey itself. Eight months and 700 people in 11 small vessels must have thrown up a lot more material than has been covered here. Maybe that is a whole different book, I don't know. I am enjoying it although December is turning out to be a slow reading month because of Christmas preparations and work load.