Another day, another book. :blobcatread:

“Fabric: The Hidden History of the Material World” by Victoria Finlay.

Why would I read it? Some time ago I’ve read two other books by this author and I loved them, especially “Colour” – a kind of memoir about writing her earlier book. “Colour” is an amazing history of pigments, dyes and paints. Everyone who is a bit interested in art and design should read it. I hope the book on history of fabrics will be as much interesting.


Book for today is “Gay Bar. Why we went out” by Jeremy Atherton Lin.

10% in and so far so good. Some useless but interesting facts such as in 1985 Vauxhall council decreed a ten-minute maximum for police officers in public toilets. The new law that was attempted to put an end to the decades-long tradition of assigning so-called pretty police to London toilets with the intention of ensnaring insatiable homos. 😜

I finished “Pierre & Bill” last night. Interesting characters and interesting plot. It’s very good.

4/5 ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

I’ve never counted how many I read, so I set a reading challenge on Goodreads for 2022: 52 books, one a week. :blobcatread:

Finished “The dotted line” by Nick Pageant. Not my cup of tea.

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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