Stacking the Shelves

Posted December 3, 2016 by Nicky in General / 6 Comments

It’s been a better week for me, though I still have one more assignment to eke out. But I did manage some reading! Hurrah.

Books to review:

Cover of Fair Chance by Josh Lanyon Cover of Weird Dinosaurs

I’m going to assume Fair Chance is related to Fair Game and Fair Play, so, awesome. And Weird Dinosaurs, well, who wouldn’t want this one?

Books received:

Cover of Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire Cover of One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire Cover of Ashes of Honour by Seanan McGuire

Because my wife is awesome.

Books finished this week:

Cover of Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Cover of How To Clone a Mammoth by Beth Shapiro Cover of The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas Cover of The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis

Reviews posted this week:
Ultimate X-Men: World Tour, by Mark Millar et al. More enjoyable than the first two volumes, but still not doing much for me. 3/5 stars
The Lost Child of Lychford, by Paul Cornell. If you enjoyed the first Lychford novella, you’ll probably enjoy this too. Judith continues to be completely badass. 3/5 stars
Everything Belongs to the Future, by Laurie Penny. Enjoyable, but rather predictable, to me. 3/5 stars
Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe, by Peter D. Ward and Donald Brownlee. A good survey of, well, pretty much what it says on the tin. 4/5 stars
The Two Towers, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Do I have anything new to say about this one? Possibly not. 5/5 stars
Flashback Friday: The Empty Kingdom, by Elizabeth E. Wein. The close of the series, which I’ve been re-posting my reviews of for the last few weeks. Greatly enjoyable. 4/5 stars

Other posts:
On giving up, but positively. Why I’ve given up on my reading goals for 2016, and why that’s a good thing.
Top Ten Tuesday: Best Places to Read. A departure from the given theme, forgive me.

How’s everyone else doing?

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6 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

  1. I read Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire earlier this year and FELL IN LOVE with it. I’ve been wanting to pick up some more of her books, but I’m not sure where to start–do you have suggestions or recommendations?!

    I LOVE that there seems to be a bit of an unplanned dinosaur theme happening this week on people’s blogs–it’s amusing! Sadly, I did not get the memo. XD

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves post this week, if you’re interested in checking it out. No pressure or worries if you’re not, though! Either way, happy book-ing; I hope you enjoy all your recent acquisitions! Have a great rest of your weekend! <3

    • Agreed! I really enjoy her October Daye series, starting with Rosemary & Rue. I don’t think I’ve read any of her other books as Seanan McGuire, but if the zombie apocalypse appeals, she also writes as Mira Grant, and I quite enjoyed Feed. Enough I have the other books, but haven’t read them yet.

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