Unstacking the Shelves

Posted 24 December, 2016 by Nikki in General / 12 Comments

It’s nearly Christmas! I can’t wait to give my family their presents — and this is my wife’s first Christmas spent with us, too. It’s gonna be awesome. In the meantime, I’ve been reading a ton. Yay!

For those new to the Bibliophibian, Unstacking the Shelves is when I feature the books I’ve read in the past week, because I don’t have any new ones to show off! I know it’s not what people usually do, but I super appreciate it when people leave a relevant comment instead of just copy/pasting a message telling me to enjoy my haul. Thank you!

Finished this week:

Cover of Camelot's Honour by Sarah Zettel Cover of Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates by Kerry Greenwood Cover of Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood Cover of The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman

Cover of The Miss Silver Mysteries by Patricia Wentworth Cover of Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson Cover of Memory of Water by Emma Itaranta Cover of Hatchepsut by Joyce Tyldesley

Cover of Strangers in Company by Jane Aiken Hodge Cover of Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

Cover of One Plus One Equals One by John Archibald  Cover of Gutenberg's Fingerprint Cover of The Celtic Revolution by Simon Young Cover of The Buried Book by David Damrosch

The first row of these are rereads, but the others were all new and four were ARCs, so definitely good progress.

Reviews posted this week:
Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt, by Joyce Tyldesley. Informative about a figure who is honestly mostly myth in general knowledge, and also about the time in which she ruled. 4/5 stars
Terra, by Mitch Benn. It’s cuuute. And fun. 4/5 stars
This is Your Brain on Music, by David Levitin. I feel like I don’t really understand music enough for this book, though the neurological stuff is interesting. 3/5 stars
The Sealed Letter, by Emma Donoghue. Eh. Good on historical details, meh on the characters. 2/5 stars
The Talisman Ring, by Georgette Heyer. Still a very fun adventure/romance. 5/5 stars
Natural Causes, by James Oswald. This was a weird genre-crossing one, entertaining enough but not something I’m interested in continuing to read. 2/5 stars

Other posts:
Top Ten Tuesday: A Very Bookish Christmas. Because of course.

Hope you all have a very good Christmas, if you celebrate, and a warm and safe weekend if you don’t!

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12 Responses to “Unstacking the Shelves”

    • It was! A little basic for me, but the latter chapters got deeper into it, and I think it’d be fascinating from start to finish for someone less widely-read (assuming an interest in biology).

  1. You did well with your unstacking this week! I love productive reading weeks and I hope to fit in another one before the New Year…I’m damn cold today with the stupid storm hitting us and the wind was so bad last night I struggled to sleep so reading might be a struggle today. Have a great first Christmas with Mrs Biblio! May Santa bring you lots of books!
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    • Oh no, I’m quite used to the high winds because of the location of the house I lived in as a kid, but even for me it was a bit loud last night! Snuggle up warm and have a nap if you can! And may Santa bring you many books too.

    • All zero of them! All the books featured in the post are (as it says) books I read this week, as I didn’t get anything new. But thanks for dropping by.

  2. As usual, your number of books unstacked always impresses me! I see you finished Foxglove Summer, can’t wait to hear what you think. It’s one of those books that can go either way, even for fans of the series I think *bites nails*

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