Weekly Roundup

Posted December 8, 2018 by Nicky in General / 7 Comments

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:

Cover of Rattle His Bones by Carola Dunn Cover of To Davy Jones Below by Carola Dunn Cover of The Case of the Murdered Muckraker by Carola Dunn

Books read this week:

Cover of Dead in the Water by Carola Dunn Cover of Death Wears a Mask by Ashley Weaver

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

Other posts:

Habitica Bookclub: Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About RaceAn 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!

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7 responses to “Weekly Roundup

  1. A quiet week for me this week – my beloved is away for work, so I’ve been pottering through errands and catching up with people. I seem to be in a bit of a reading slump post SciFiMonth (either that or I just can’t find the book to suit my mood), so I’ve started and laid aside about half a dozen books this week. I think it’s partly just being unsettled as I’m about to go away so most of my brain is on trip prep; I have a stack of books I’m excited to read, so hopefully once I’m on the plane I can get stuck into one.
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      • Yep, did the job 🙂 Romped through To Kill A Kingdom and now I’m settled back into the Voidwitch trilogy (thank you for getting me on to those, I’m really enjoying them!)

  2. We haven’t bothered with Christmas since my mum died-it just hasn’t seemed the same with just the two of us. I used to love the tree and the tinsel, lights in the window etc but not I don’t generally bother. We do still have a good dinner though! I’ve added a few books that I bought a while back but I’m only adding them to the TBR now so they never counted before!
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