Good morning, folks! Another week closer to Christmas, and so many parcels arriving with books… which aren’t for me! 😱 No new books this week at all.
Read this week:
Number of books in: 0
Number of books read: 4
Number of books from the backlog read: 0
Library books: 1
Bought 2018: 1
Reviews posted this week:
–Murder on the Flying Scotsman, by Carola Dunn. Another entertaining entry in the series, this one featuring Alec’s daughter. 4/5 stars
–The Greeks, by H.D.F. Kitto. Out of date, in attitude as well as facts, but the guy was so darn enthusiastic about the Greeks it was kind of charming anyway. 3/5 stars
–The Tea Master and the Detective, by Aliette de Bodard. A Sherlock Holmes inspired story where Watson is a sentient ship. Definitely enjoyable, though more about the characters and their interactions (very early in their relationship — they meet at the start of the book) than the mystery or even the world they inhabit, part of Aliette de Bodard’s Xuya universe. 4/5 stars
Out and about:
–NEAT science: ‘The deep biosphere.‘ Wanna know about the weird and wonderful lifeforms found deep under the surface of the Earth?
–NEAT science: ‘Antibiotic use in lifestock: surely it’s a good thing! Spoiler: it really isn’t.‘ Wondering about the news that McDonald’s are looking to use fewer antibiotics in the livestock animals they source their beef from? Hopefully I’ve explained why clearly enough to show why it’s probably a very good thing.
So how’s everyone doing? Any good books this week? Been holding back for sales?