Stacking the Shelves

Posted 8 October, 2016 by Nikki in General / 12 Comments

How is it Saturday again already? It’s been a busy week for me, with work and travelling and my classes starting. How is everyone?

Books acquired:

Cover of Everything Belongs to the Future by Laurie Penny Cover of A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson Cover of The Lost Child of Lychford by Paul Cornell Cover of Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys

cover91235-medium Cover of Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Wow. Thanks, Tor.com, for all the review copies! The only thing I bought this week is Crooked Kingdom. I haven’t read Six of Crows yet, but I did enjoy the Grisha series…

Books finished this week:

Cover of Ultimate X-Men vol 3 Cover of Ultimate X-Men vol 4 Cover of The Fellowship of the Ring by Tolkien

 cover91235-medium Cover of The Lost Child of Lychford by Paul Cornell Cover of Everything Belongs to the Future by Laurie Penny

Reviews posted this week:
Heresy, by S.J. Parris. The setting works well, though I didn’t really enjoy the portrayal of Giordano Bruno — it was hard to sympathise with him, considering he was pretty much betraying people who showed him trust. I’m not continuing with the series. 3/5 stars
Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps, by Kelly Sue DeConnick. Oh, dear. I love DeConnick’s Captain Marvel, but this volume is just so pointless that it takes away from that. 1/5 stars
Predator’s Gold, by Philip Reeve. This continues the theme of the first book of being surprisingly complex in terms of character motivations. I enjoyed it as well, but I wish the female characters had been a bit less reprehensible in their behaviour. 3/5 stars
Strong Poison, by Dorothy L. Sayers. BBC Radioplay Version. I love it, of course. Ian Carmichael is just the perfect Peter. 5/5 stars
We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart. I’m not quite down with the hype, but I did enjoy reading it — “and if anyone asks you how it ends, lie.” 3/5 stars
Fadeout, by Joseph Hansen. Embarking upon a reread of these books, I fell in love with the characters and the prose all over again. If you’re lacking a gay detective in your hardboiled detective fiction, Dave Brandstetter might fix you up. 4/5 stars
Flashback Friday: The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights, by John Steinbeck. One of the few Arthurian stories that have ever made me feel Lancelot and Guinevere’s love in my gut. The retelling gets off to a shaky start but there’s so much beauty in it. 5/5 stars

Other posts:
Author opinions. Aka, do they get to have them? Answer: obviously yes, now stop telling them to stfu about politics, especially if you’re following them on Twitter.
Top Ten Tuesday: Villains. I went for a list about the things I need in a good villain. Uh. If that’s not an oxymoron.
What are you reading Wednesday? An update on what I’m reading this week!

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12 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves”

  1. I’m trying to organise goals for reading, TV, films etc on a monthly basis which might motivate me to get more stuff done. That’s the plan anyway so I’ll be working on that plan today. I’m so glad we got all the painting done before that virus grabbed me though I feel back to normal today. Thanks for your kind messages while I’ve been sick-I really appreciate it! Have a great week!
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  2. I’m a little halfway through Crooked Kingdom right now, and I think I’m already liking it better than Six of Crows. Hope you’ll have fun with this series once you get the chance to try it 🙂

  3. Such a fantastic haul! I’ve never heard of any of them but Everything Belongs to the Future has a beautiful cover that piqued my interest :p

    Looked like you had a great week on the blog, here’s to another wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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