Stacking the Shelves

Posted 5 May, 2018 by Nikki in General / 6 Comments

Good morning! Thank goodness it’s the weekend — not that I work any less over the weekend, typically, but I decided to do a readathon from Litsy and thus put a lot of effort into clearing my backlog of things to do. Including the last major assignment of my degree! Just my exams (erk) and my dissertation to go now.

Anyway! Onto the books.

Received to review

Cover of Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Cover of Artificial Condition by Martha Wells Cover of The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Yaaaay, Murderbot!

Oh, and I almost forgot (how rude of me!) — I won this from Imyril‘s giveaway!

Cover of Daggerspell by Katherine Kerr

Read this week:

Cover of The Red Threads of Fortune by JY Yang Cover of Permeable Borders by Nina Kiriki Hoffman Cover of Spider-Woman: Baby Talk Cover of Semiosis by Sue Burke Cover of Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart

Cover of Universal by Brian Cox Cover of Void Black Shadow by Corey J. White  Cover of Keeping Their Marbles by Tiffany Jenkins

Reviews posted this week:

Exiled from Camelot, by Cherith Baldry. Reread of a book I wrote part of my MA dissertation on. Sometimes feels overly emotional, but I loved what it does with the Arthurian material. 4/5 stars
Spider-woman: Shifting Gears – Baby Talk, by Dennis Hopeless and Javier Rodriguez. A bit of a left turn out of nowhere for Jessica Drew, but still fun. 4/5 stars
Semiosis, by Sue Burke. I had a couple of quibbles with the narration, but I loved the ideas behind this one. 4/5 stars
Island of Apples, by Glynn Jones. Nope. Didn’t really get it, nor get along with it. 2/5 stars

Other posts:

Discussion: Affiliate links. That experiment on The Bibliophibian is now over! It didn’t work out very well for me, so this is a bit of a post mortem — and a plea for people to support other bloggers whenever they can.
WWW Wednesday. The usual weekly report on what I’m reading right now.

So what’ve you been reading this week? Anything fun going on for you? Let me know!

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6 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves”

  1. OOOOOOH MURDERBOT!! Lucky you 😀

    This week has been mostly a nightmare (work-related – I’m on site and everything has been going wrong, although I think we recovered it in the end), so I’ve done very little reading. I’m slowly making headway with Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s The Beautiful Ones – I love how it’s written, and have lots of sympathy for heroine Nina, but I’m struggling to care rather than to rage at the supposed love interest and competition and urge Nina to turn her back on all of them.

    I’m hoping to finish it this weekend so I can move on to either The Poppy War, The City of Lost Fortunes or finally tackle Godblind (…there are two grimdark novels on the Subjective Chaos fantasy list, and I’ve been procrastinating since January. I need to take the plunge. If I can contemplate The Poppy War, I should stop procrastinating and get these read too!).
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    • I’m tempted to pick up The Poppy War, too! I read the first couple of pages (well, maybe more than a couple) and was kinda hooked.

      Grimdark can be good…!

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