Reading progress update: I've read 350 out of 702 pages.

Fire and Blood: A History of Mexico - T.R. Fehrenbach

A lot more progress with this. It's a massive tome, one of those tall books with small print and lots of pages where you read for an hour think you must have gotten through a chunk of the book and realize you've read 18 pages.


The history of South America is an interesting one and even though I was faintly aware of catholic Spain and its imprint on the world it's interesting to learn in greater detail about the Mexica and the conquistadors and the lay of the land post Cortez.