Unstacking the Shelves

Posted 2 April, 2016 by Nikki in General / 6 Comments

Yes, that’s right! For the first time in a while, I’ve actually avoided acquiring any books this week. I haven’t done much unstacking though, either. I’ve read a couple of books, but I got bogged down in The Stress of Her Regard (Tim Powers), of which I’m not enough of a fan to be getting very far with it. Still, I did some more reading on Friday that I’d done all week…

Books finished this week:

Cover of The Wicked Day by Mary Stewart Cover of Wolves by Simon Ings Cover of Wolfsbane Winter by Jane Fletcher

Reviews this week:
Stormy Petrel, by Mary Stewart. Not my favourite of Stewart’s romance/suspense novels, but a comfort reread for me. 3/5 stars
A Stranger in Olondria, by Sofia Samatar. Richly written and vivid, though I think I wanted more resolution or… something. 4/5 stars
A Natural History of Dragons, by Marie Brennan. I reread I loved even more the second time round. Awesome alt-history with study of dragons, what’s not to love? 5/5 stars
The Black Moth, by Georgette Heyer. Since this was Heyer’s first novel, it’s understandably not as great as some of the later ones. But it was still a lot of fun! 3/5 stars
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson. I actually prefer Lawson’s blog as a context for her writing, I think, but there’s no denying she’s funny as hell. 3/5 stars
Library of Souls, by Ransom Riggs. Pretty good finish for the series, though my enjoyment was somewhat marred by the fact that it’s less a series and more one continuous story. It took me a while to pick the threads back up. 3/5 stars
Flashback Friday: The Earth Hums in B Flat, by Mari Strachan. Not as whimsical as I expected from descriptions, but enjoyable, though not comfortable. 4/5 stars

Other posts:
Library closures. The perspective from someone who helped to run a community library on the importance of libraries — and trained librarians.
Shelf Love Challenge April Update (and TBR list). Also featuring my love letter to my (ex-)local library.

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6 Responses to “Unstacking the Shelves”

  1. Congrats on your lack of stacking! I had to rearrange my bookshelves in my bedroom to get all my new zombie books from the last two months off the floor and into place. I have no room ANYWHERE! And I managed to load up the ereaders again but I just don’t care! *stamps foot* I love my books!

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