Stacking the Shelves

Posted November 19, 2016 by Nicky in General / 12 Comments

Busy, busy week! But I have books. <3

Fiction acquired:

Cover of Ayiti by Roxane Gay Cover of Memory of Water by Emma Itaranta Cover of An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows Cover of After Atlas by Emma Newman

Cover of Feedback by Mira Grant Cover of The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu Cover of The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton

I’ve already read The Philosopher Kings, of course, but with the UK edition out (and on offer, actually), I had to grab it. I grabbed Ayiti to help finish off a reading challenge; The Dark Forest because The Three Body Problem left me just curious enough; and Feedback, After Atlas, Memory of Water and An Accident of Stars because I’ve been meaning to read ’em.

Non-fiction acquired:

Cover of Spectacles, by Sue Perkins Cover of Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson Cover of One Plus One Equals One by John Archibald Cover of Deadly Companions by Dorothy H. Crawford

A bit of an odd combination, I’ll admit. Celebrity memoirs… biology!

Books finished this week:

Cover of Spectacles, by Sue Perkins Cover of The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston Cover of Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson Cover of Ayiti by Roxane Gay

Reviews posted this week:
In the Forests of Serre, by Patricia McKillip. Possibly my favourite of McKillip’s books so far, this is magical and rich, based on Russian fairytales and taking them somewhere unique. 5/5 stars
Poems: Three Series, by Emily Dickinson. Not a fan, sorry. 2/5 stars
Busman’s Honeymoon, by Dorothy L. Sayers. BBC radioplay. Fun as ever, featuring Sarah Badel as Harriet Vane and doing a brilliant job of it. 4/5 stars
The Celts, by Nora Chadwick. Admittedly out of date, but still absorbing and informative. 4/5 stars
Ultimate X-Men: The Tomorrow People, by Mark Millar. This… didn’t really work for me, which is sad since I do enjoy Ultimate Spider-man. Alas. 2/5 stars
The Wind Off the Small Isles, by Mary Stewart. A Mary Stewart I hadn’t read? Yep! This is a novella, so it’s lacking a bit of the detail and length I’d like, but it still evokes that lovely sense of atmosphere that Stewart was so good at. 3/5 stars
Flashback Friday: The Sunbird, by Elizabeth E. Wein. I loved this one, possibly more than the rest of the series so far, even though it was the furthest from the Arthurian canon. 5/5 stars

Other posts:
Top Ten Tuesday: Movies. A few of my favourites…
What are you reading Wednesday. My weekly update on what I’ve just finished, what I’m reading now, and what I might read next…
This is my genre, show me yours! A fun tag about my favourite genre, including rambles about how much I love it.

I could wish I’d managed more reading, but it hasn’t been a bad week! How’re you?

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