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Currently reading

Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals
Robert M. Pirsig
Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)
Jean Baudrillard, Sheila Faria Glaser
Leaven of Malice
Robertson Davies
The Salterton Trilogy
Robertson Davies
Effi Briest (Penguin Classics)
Theodor Fontane
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Cases And Materials On The Law Of Torts
Robert M. Solomon
Public Law : Cases Materials and Commentary
Philip Bryden, Craik, Neil, Craig Forcese, Forcese, Craig
A Property Law Reader
Bruce H. Ziff
The Tower Treasure - Franklin W. Dixon, Leslie McFarlane The first canonical Hardy Boys book in the series (which is my favourite series of all time), The Tower Treasure was a bit of a disappointment.

There are two sorts of Hardy Boys mysteries: the ones where they fight a gang and the ones where they try to solve a mystery involving one person. I always preferred the gang ones (cf. The House on the Cliff) because there was more action; the latter books framed the villains in an all too obvious way.

That's probably my biggest quibble with Treasure. However, there's a great line where Frank (or is it Joe? I still can't tell the two apart.) calls it a "cooky" instead of a "cookie". Kooky.