I won’t have finished anything for a few days, but I’m currently reading a few things. They aren’t all related to Australia, sadly, but I’ll knock out some reviews and then get back on track for this thing.
The Infinite Book by John D Barrow – I’m reading this because I picked it up cheap, and because I want to encourage myself to revise my mathematical skills. There were changes to the curriculum when I was studying at school several times, so I yo-yo-ed between the top and bottom classes constantly. I have heard that it’s not so good if you know a lot on the subject of the infinite, but I’m certainly remembering things as I go.
The Night Manager by John LeCarre – This one, I am reading because I keep buying my partner LeCarre novels. We have far too many doubles, so it’s my duty to read them all at least once. I really enjoyed Tinker Tailor and Smiley’s People, so I’m looking forward to this.
An Arthurian trilogy lent to me by a gaming friend. I think it’s Crossley-Holland’s, but I’m not 100% sure. I’m not allowed to look at them till I’ve caught up with my other reading. (edit: Oh how embarrassing, it’s Bernard Cromwell’s Warlord Chronicles! It’s been about six years since I read any Arthurian based fantasy, so I’m quite excited.)
I have a pile of publications on women and gender in archaeology that I’m also planning on getting to soon, though I imagine that most people reading this will be less interested in those things.