Good morning, folks! It’s starting to look kind of like Christmas here — me and my wife have our very first Christmas tree (since this is the first time we’ve lived together and been together at Christmas), and we have the very best (if unconventional) topper.
Books bought this week:
Books read this week:
Reviews posted this week:
–Rogue Protocol, by Martha Wells. A fun entry in the series, though I miss ART and feel it’s a little… episodic for my tastes. 4/5 stars
–Requiem for a Mezzo, by Carola Dunn. One of those cosies where the dead person is so awful you can’t really help but root for whoever did them in… Fun, but not demanding. 4/5 stars
–Pax Romana, by Adrian Goldsworthy. Definitely an interesting re-examination of the Roman Empire and its benefits for those under its banner. 4/5 stars
–The Division Bell Mystery, by Ellen Wilkinson. Mostly stands out because of the setting, but has some surprising moments of pathos near the end. 4/5 stars
–Habitica Bookclub: Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race. An intro post about my pick for December’s readalong.
–WWW Wednesday. The usual update on what exactly I’m reading right now.
Out and about:
–NEAT science: ‘Gecko Jesus‘. Or, “how exactly do geckos walk on water?”
So yeah, how’s everyone doing? Getting Christmas-y, if you celebrate? Any good books lately? Tell all!