Been recovering from flu, working, and socializing. Finished my book catalog project (a list of all my books and DVDs in Tellico). Finished reading The Deer and the Cauldron. Been to Tallinn.
The Deer and the Cauldron is a most entertaining book, but it's huge and pretends to be a trilogy. It has three physical volumes, but only one story arc - books 1 and 2 end "in the middle of nowhere". Don't try to read it if you don't have all three books.
It's a wuxia novel that features a protagonist who is neither heroic nor any good in kung fu, and is set in the early Qing empire amid attempts at Ming restoration.
Tallinn was as pretty as ever, even though it started raining as soon as we decided to go back to the boat and were passing through a place where there was nowhere to hide.
Viking Express turned out to be a very pleasant boat.