Stacking the Shelves

Posted April 14, 2018 by Nicky in General / 21 Comments

I’m safely back in Belgium! And in our little game of doing chores and healthy things, my wife and I have hit 200 stars (ish), so we’re off to Amsterdam today for books, yarn and goodness knows what. (Mostly books and yarn.) So I’ll reply to any comments tomorrow!

Books bought/received to review:

Cover of Footsteps in the Dark by Georgette Heyer Cover of The Traitor God by Cameron Johnston Cover of Booked to Die by John Dunning

Cover of The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis Cover of The Secret of High Eldersham by Miles Burton

A bit of a weird mix, maybe…

Read this week:

Cover of The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert Cover of Daphne du Maurier by Margaret Forster Cover of Almost Human by Lee Berger Cover of Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero Cover of The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Cover of Evolution in Four Dimensions by Eva Jablonka Cover of The Honest Truth About Dishonesty by Dan Ariely Cover of The Atrocities by Jeremy C. Shipp Cover of Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland Cover of The Cornish Coast Murder by John Bude

Reviews posted this week:

The Hazel Wood, by Melissa Albert. It took me a while to figure out what this was trying to do, but I ended up enjoying it. 4/5 stars
Meddling Kids, by Edgar Cantero. Okay, this had its annoying aspects (oh my goodness, you can use the word “said”, I promise!) but I ended up enjoying it quite a bit. Especially Kerri and Andy. 4/5 stars
The Prince and the Dressmaker, by Jen Wang. Lovely. The historical setting doesn’t quite work, but I loved the rest of it. 4/5 stars
Daphne du Maurier, by Margaret Forster. I found this interesting, but I felt like I was prying. 3/5 stars
Lost for Words, by Stephanie Butland. Not quite as light as I expected, and gah, the mental health clichés. 2/5 stars

Other posts:

WWW Wednesday: The usual weekly post.

So how’re you doing? Reading plenty? Got weekend plans?

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21 responses to “Stacking the Shelves

    • Lucky for me, it’s home on both sides, really. 🙂 But yeah, it’s good to be back with the bunnies. Hope you have a good week!

    • Yeah, there was no trouble on the day I travelled, thank goodness! And hmmm, holiday… somewhere quiet to read sounds like enough holiday to me!

  1. Yay, books and yarn! I’m heads down and tearing through my awards reading list, which is a little uncomfortable (lots of things that I’m not necessarily in the mood for or that are not quite my home turf, but are good) and starting to wonder about promising myself something off-list for pure enjoyment as a breather (I’ve got my eye on Marie Brennan’s Cold-Forged Flame, which I picked up recently).

    But today has been a warm sunny spring Saturday in New York so I went for a walk across Central Park to visit the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum 🙂 I hope you had as much fun in Amsterdam as I did geeking out over fossils!
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    • That’s why I’d hesitate to do a reading awards type thing — I’m such a mood reader. If I try something when I’m not in the mood, it’s entirely likely I’ll just be contrary and determined to dislike it, heh.

      Eee, dinosaurs! My second favourite kind of day trip.

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