Stacking the Shelves

Posted November 12, 2016 by Nicky in General / 6 Comments

Well, it’s been a heck of a week. Hope everyone’s doing okay!

Received to review:

Cover of The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

I’m kind of a sucker for things about rediscovering archaeological marvels, so… yeah, couldn’t resist.


Cover of Politics: Between the Extremes by Nick Clegg

I was a Lib Dem voter, and I was sort of interested to see what Clegg had to say for himself… but I wasn’t going to buy it!

Books bought:

Cover of The Art of Language Invention by David J. Peterson Cover of The Book by Keith Houston Cover of A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

Another book on invented languages? This one is a bit more like a primer for inventing your own; it’s not something I’m actually interested in doing, but reading about the process and considerations is pretty fascinating. As for The Book, I’m not wedded to the book as a physical object — I love ebooks too — but I am looking forward to this celebration of the book and history. And Becky Chambers’ new book, well, you all tell me I’m going to love it!

Books finished this week:

Cover of Genome by Matt Ridley Cover of The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue Cover of Death of a Unicorn by Peter Dickinson Cover of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Cover of The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu 22318578-1 Cover of Politics: Between the Extremes by Nick Clegg Cover of The Art of Language Invention by David J. Peterson

Reviews posted this week:

Gaudy Night, by Dorothy L. Sayers. BBC radioplay. A good adaptation, though it’s a bit different in style to the rest of the series. 4/5 stars
Strong Poison, by Dorothy L. Sayers. A reliable comfort read for me, though this time I did notice something rather self-pitying about Lord Peter… 5/5 stars
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, by Genevieve Valentine. A really interesting take on the dancing princesses fairytale, set in Manhattan during prohibition. I was more riveted than I expected, actually; it hooked me in pretty neatly. 4/5 stars
From Elvish to Klingon, ed. Michael Adams. Interesting collection of essays on conlangs, although some of them are rather more interesting than others. 3/5 stars
Faro’s Daughter, by Georgette Heyer. Fun, but Ravenscar is not the best of Heyer heroes. Mind you, Deb kinda makes up for that. 3/5 stars
Flashback Friday: A Coalition of Lions, by Elizabeth E. Wein. Delightfully develops one of the female characters from the first book. 4/5 stars

Other posts:
Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Additions to the TBR. What it says on the tin. Not just book I’ve just bought, though; it includes wishlisted books.
What are you reading Wednesday. My weekly update, with a bit of a ramble about British politics courtesy of reading Nick Clegg’s book.
A-Z Book Blogger Tag. A somewhat random collection of bookish questions!

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6 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

  1. These political books always seem to cost more than other books yet you imagine less people would read them…hmmm. I find a lot of the political books interesting as you can find out why decisions were made and who was fighting about it. I like ones that dish the dirt! Have a good reading week!
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