Unstacking the Shelves

Posted November 4, 2017 by Nicky in General / 20 Comments

Absolutely no new books this week, which means this is officially an UNstacking the Shelves week! For those who haven’t been around for that before, it’s a week where I showcase the books I’ve cleared from my shelves — I’ve just read ’em all, so please don’t tell me to enjoy them or I’ll know you haven’t read my post at all, and I’ll be sad!

First, this is my last weekend away from the bunnies for a while, so have two photos to celebrate!

Cuddle time!
Reading the paper over dinner

Books read this week:

Cover of The Other Log of Phileas Fogg by Philip Jose Farmer Cover of The Rabbit Back Literature Society  Cover of What On Earth Evolved?

Cover of The Silver Wind by Nina Allan Cover of Provenance by Ann Leckie Cover of Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer Cover of The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

Four stars to: Provenance, Friday’s Child and The Gracekeepers.
Three stars to: What On Earth Evolved? … In Brief? and The Silver Wind.
Two stars to: The Other Log of Phileas Fogg and The Rabbit Back Literature Society.

Reviews posted this week:

Caliban’s War, by James S.A. Corey. I enjoyed several of the new characters for this installment, while also getting a bit frustrated with the main character of the series and his crew. I’m still intrigued. 4/5 stars
Snowdrift and Other Stories, by Georgette Heyer. Probably not where I’d start with Heyer, but an enjoyable set of stories with her usual comic touches. 4/5 stars
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, by Carlo Rovelli. Rovelli’s really good at getting across big ideas in simple language and a short space, though of course he doesn’t go into depth. 3/5 stars
Kitty and the Midnight Hour, by Carrie Vaughn. There was some stuff I wanted to enjoy about this, but it was overshadowed by the character interactions. Probably a personal reaction, though. 2/5 stars
The Bonobo and the Atheist, by Frans de Waal. Fascinating stuff about the species most closely related to humans. 4/5 stars
A is for Arsenic, by Kathryn Harkup. Fascinating stuff about the chemistry of poisons as well as how Agatha Christie used poison in her mysteries. 4/5 stars
The Servants, by Michael Marshall Smith. It felt like this didn’t quite know what it wanted to be. I didn’t love it and I don’t know who I’d recommend it to, even though I found it interesting enough to read all the way through. 2/5 stars

Other posts:

WWW Wednesday: What’s on my currently-reading stack, and what’s coming up next.

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20 responses to “Unstacking the Shelves

  1. Congrats on clearing the shelves! I am posting my wrapup tomorrow, and I was also very close to reading as much as I stacked, but the last day of the month got me.. You’ll be able to read about that tomorrow xD I’m glad you managed to unstack though! It’s a real feat, I’m not even kidding.
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    • They are probably preening right now since you said that! Ooh, non-reading weeks always suck. I hate not being able to make the time to read. Hope you get to read more next week!

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