Stacking the Shelves

Posted 26 November, 2016 by Nikki in General / 6 Comments

Not many books read this week (understatement…), but I got a nice little haul of new books, so that was nice!

Books acquired:

Cover of The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin Cover of The Story of the Human Body by Daniel Lieberman Cover of The Wicked + The Divine: Rising Action by Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen Cover of Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu

Books finished this week:

Cover of The Steerswoman, by Rosemary Kirstein

Reviews posted this week:
Creepy Crawly Crochet, by Megan Kreiner. A book of fun crochet patterns, with some clever tutorials on how to shape things without getting too complicated. 4/5 stars
Lone Survivors: How We Came To Be The Only Humans On Earth, by Chris Stringer. An interesting book which provides a good survey and doesn’t pretend we know more than we really do. 4/5 stars
X-Men: Return to Weapon X, by Mark Millar and Adam Kubert. A bit lacking in tension, and the art kind of raised an eyebrow. 2/5 stars.
A Local Habitation, by Seanan McGuire. This book made me wish I’d continued with the series sooner — and I didn’t wait that long. Very entertaining, and lots of interesting faerie lore. 4/5 stars
The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Do I have anything new to say about this? Apparently, I can ramble about how playing LOTRO changes the reading experience. 5/5 stars
Hammers on Bone, by Cassandra Khaw. I think I might’ve need more familiarity with the Cthulhu mythos to fully appreciate this, but it was fun. 3/5 stars
Flashback Friday: The Lion Hunter, by Elizabeth E. Wein. Doesn’t stand alone as well as the rest of the series, but it’s a good read — albeit quite dark and saddening. 4/5 stars

Other posts:
Top Ten Tuesday: Thankfulness. With the US celebrating Thanksgiving, no surprise this was this week’s theme.

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6 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves”

  1. I plan to be trying to unstack over the festive period or maybe not post any STS posts to get the tbr down a bot. Not sure any of that will work but I’ll play it by ear I guess! Nice cover on The Obelisk Gate-I like the colour combination! Have a good weekend!
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