Stacking the Shelves

Posted February 18, 2017 by Nicky in General / 18 Comments

Happy Saturday! It’s been a busy week around here, and I should probably be in the digital lab right now, looking at sections of rat tissue. But hey, books!

How’ve you all been?

Received to review:

Cover of Chalk by Paul Cornell Cover of Brother's Ruin by Emma Newman Cover of Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R. Kiernan

Yay, thank you, Tor!

Finished this week:

Cover of Britain BC by Francis Pryor Cover of Britain AD by Francis Pryor Cover of Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages Cover of This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart

Sneak peek at ratings:

4 stars to… Britain BC and Wicked Wonders.
3 stars to… This Rough Magic.
2 stars to… Britain AD.

Reviews posted this week:

Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates, by Kerry Greenwood. A reread, again already? Yep. And it remains a lot of fun — I don’t know why I didn’t enjoy it the first time. 4/5 stars
The Prince of the Moon, by Megan Derr. A sweet queer fairytale, though a little rushed for my taste. 3/5 stars
The Celtic Revolution, by Simon Young. Interesting history, but where it touched on Arthuriana it rather annoyed me, alas. 3/5 stars
Monstress, by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda. Beautiful artwork, but I kept losing track of the story. 3/5 stars
Flying Too High, by Kerry Greenwood. Gotta love all the references to other detectives which, for some reason, I’m only just picking up now. Hurrah Phryne! 4/5 stars
Miranda and Caliban, by Jacqueline Carey. As beautiful as you would expect coming from Carey, and as heartbreaking. 4/5 stars

Other posts:

Why haven’t you read ____ yet? The short answer is: I’m terrible. Sorry.
Top Ten Tuesday: Couples That Weren’t. Literary couples I was really rooting for, or who I didn’t get enough of.
What are you reading Wednesday. The usual status update.

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18 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

  1. It’s going to be a reading catchup tonight to try and make up for my sloppy reading week. I plan to have zombies and plagues and maybe some vampires and werewolves to mix it up a bit! Sounds like you are very busy at the moment so I hope the books are good when you get some reading time!

  2. I actually haven’t heard of any of these, but I love their covers! Your opening line made me snort coffee in my nose LOL ” I should probably be in the digital lab right now, looking at sections of rat tissue” This is my first time visiting your blog (I think?) and it sounds like you have a really cool job! Hope you enjoy all of your new books, and have a great week!
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    • Tor often have really great covers on their books, it’s true. And haha, I wish it was my job — but alas, no, it’s my degree. Assignment coming up…

    • Thanks for dropping by! I’m enjoying Brother’s Ruin. Not so much the rat tissue, but hey, the sooner I get this degree, the sooner I can do interesting experiments…

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