Oh, hai! I read books, then I write down what I think of them.
So, I'm still reading, and we're done with Dracula. We moved on to The British Empire being horrid to pretty much everybody but we're lucky our plucky heroine is here to say things like "The last time we refused to give the locals a say in government, we lost America". Also, The British are teh evulz and we should all hate them because they are evil imperialist bastards who oppress pretty much everybody and don't bother to learn anything about people who aren't them.
In other news, the language of Kolkata [Calcutta] is apparently Hindi. Silly me for thinking the people of West Bengal spoke, oh gosh, I don't know, Bengali?