Weekly Roundup

Posted January 12, 2019 by Nicky in General / 6 Comments

Good morning, folks! It’s been a somewhat busy week, aka I’ve still been catching up from the holiday and just being kinda lazy, so there hasn’t been much activity. I have bought my first two books of 2019 though, and got my first request via Netgalley.

Received to review:

Cover of Master of Sorrows by Justin Call


Cover of What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape by S Cover of Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

Books read this week:

Cover of To Davy Jones Below by Carola Dunn Cover of Breaking the Maya Code by Michael D. Coe Cover of Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens Cover of Molecules at an Exhibition by John Emsley

Number of books in: 2
Number of books read: 4
Number of books from the backlog read: 3
Rereads: 0
Library books: 0
Bought in 2019: 1

Reviews posted this week:

The Dark is Rising, by Susan Cooper. Still beloved, though I had more quibbles and concerns this time. 4/5 stars
The Mycenaeans, by Rodney Castleden. I don’t know the material well enough to judge his accuracy, but there are some things from what I do know that seem problematic. 2/5 stars

Other posts:

Discussion: Book Blanket. My awesome bookish crafty project for 2019!

Out and about:

NEAT science: ‘Neanderthal diets: follow-up. Someone asked an interesting question about last week’s post, so I dug in a bit further!

So that’s it for this week, I think! How’s it going for you guys?

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6 responses to “Weekly Roundup

  1. I’m pleased with my start to the reading year, finishing one every second day and getting a pile deleted from the e-reader at the same time! I’m hoping to get The Chalk Man read tonight. I haven’t went mad with book buying so maybe that’s a good sign…

  2. Oh so envious of your review copy of Master of Sorrows! Been curious about this one for weeks ever since learning about it, but thus far no US publisher so I’ll just cross my fingers and keep waiting for news.

    • Actually, Mogsy, Blackstone Publishing purchased the US rights and will be releasing the book this fall (exact dates are still unknown, but I suspect October or November). We’ll probably hear more as it closer to March or April. Till then, folks will either have to bide their time or purchase the UK edition through foreign channels (like Amazon.co.uk, etc). It will also be released as an ebook and an audiobook, so US readers that buy the book that way won’t have to pay for international shipping.

      I’ll also have a very limited quantity of signed UK 1st editions available on my website (probably this March). The webstore isn’t open yet, but it will be at http://www.justintcall.com.

      I look forward to reading BiblioSanctum’s review (I’ve seen one so far, and I’m hypercurious to discover what others think)!

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