Stacking the Shelves

Posted 27 August, 2016 by Nikki in General / 23 Comments

Good morning! How’s everyone doing this week? I’ve read more than I thought I was going to, and even cleared some books that have been on my backlog for a long time. Of course, I’ve also been fretting wildly over our baby bunny, but she seems to be doing okay despite my panics.

New books

Cover of Necrotech by K.C. Alexander Cover of The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye

Necrotech is a review copy from Angry Robot (thanks again, guys!), and The Crown’s Game was a gift from my wife, A++ wife that she is.

Finished reading this week:

Cover of Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve Cover of Predator's Gold by Philip Reeve Cover of Heresy by S.J. Parris Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps

Cover of Saga vol 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples Cover of Saga vol 5 Cover of We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Cover of Saga Volume 6

Mortal Engines, Predator’s Gold and Heresy are books I’ve had since 2011; Saga volume four and We Were Liars are from 2014. Take that, backlog! …Wait, now I’m caught up on Saga… oh no! Now another agonising wait for more volumes.

Reviews posted this week:
The Jewel and Her Lapidary, by Fran Wilde. Intriguing world, but I felt like I needed more background to really understand what the characters were doing. 3/5 stars
One Ostara Sunrise, by Elora Bishop. Cute, but I could wish for more plot. 3/5 stars
The Devil You Know, by K.J. Parker. Not as great as Parker’s other Tor.com novella, but an intriguing story nonetheless. Might help if you read the other book including the main character… 3/5 stars
Batgirl: Silent Running, by Kelley Puckett et al. Sadly not my thing, despite me being a fan of the idea of Cassandra Cain. 2/5 stars
The Drowning Eyes, by Emily Foster. I felt like this really trailed off, but there is some really amazing imagery in this story. Stones for eyes… 3/5 stars
The Celts: Search for a Civilisation, by Alice Roberts. A really interesting overview of Celtic history and identity — and yes, it does engage with that troubled question of whether Celtic identity is really a thing you can point to, as well. 4/5 stars
Flashback Friday: The Surgeon, by Tess Gerritsen. This is a perfectly good crime novel, but it’s too explicit and nasty to be the sort I enjoy.

Other posts:
Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Still Haven’t Read. This is a list of books I’ve been meaning to get to for, quite literally, years — since before I started this blog.

What’ve you been reading this week? Anything you’re dying to get your hands on? Let me know!

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23 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves”

  1. I need to get my butt moving on the reading side of things so I’m switching back to fiction. A nice bit of urban fantasy tonight I think! I really hope the bunny is doing ok… I just can’t have pets. I get too upset at the thought of losing any of them or them getting sick! Enjoy your books and I hope married life is treating you well!

    • All two books? Not my biggest haul ever, heh. Like it says in the post, the other books are ones I’ve finished! Thanks for dropping by — hope you’ve had a good weekend too.

  2. Oh your wife buys WONDERFUL presents then!! I hope you like The Crown’s Game! 😀 I adored that one, although it was a bit slower than I thought it’d be, but pfft. Magic and mayhem = wonderful. 😉

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