Weekly Roundup

Posted 23 February, 2019 by Nikki in General / 4 Comments

Almost forgot to set this up — in fact, have snuck out of bed because I know I’ll forget in the morning! 2019 continues with me being very good about book purchases, and better about what I ask for to review — only one new book this week, from Pan Macmillan!

Books acquired:

Cover of The True Queen by Zen Cho

I’m not sure whether I want to reread Sorcerer to the Crown first. Hmm…

Books finished this week:

Cover of The Case of the Murdered Muckraker by Carola Dunn Cover of Rosewater by Tade Thompson Cover of A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire

Reviews posted this week:

The Raven Tower, by Ann Leckie. I was so excited to get this advance copy, and it did not disappoint me. 5/5 stars
To Davy Jones Below, by Carola Dunn. Fairly typical Daisy story with a slightly different setting and some recurring characters. 3/5 stars
What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape, by Souhaila Abdulali. A frank and freeing look at a taboo subject, treating rape as the violence it is and as something that doesn’t have to be defining, while looking at the social issues surrounding it. 4/5 stars
Shades of Milk and Honey, by Mary Robinette Kowal. This novel actually grows on me every time I read it. This one is primarily romance, but the later books expand the world and feature a lot more politics and world events. 4/5 stars
Band Sinister, by K.J. Charles. Like Georgette Heyer, but with more free-thinking and queerness. 5/5 stars

Other posts:

WWW Wednesday. The usual update, featuring my thoughts primarily on Space Opera by Cat Valente.

How’s everybody doing? Read anything good this week?

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4 Responses to “Weekly Roundup”

  1. I’m weirdly tired this week. I’m putting it down to iron deficiency and using it as an excuse to binge on spinach and steak tonight. There’s also a lot of things in flux for me at the moment, so it might also be a case of that chewing up all my energy! I’ve finally finished The City in the Middle of the Night this week, so I’m going to pick up something I can hopefully bounce through quickly and with more relish (City is good in some ways, but I found it rather disappointing in the end): several competing candidates are jumping up and down on my TBR – including The True Queen 🙂
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  2. I also got a copy of The True Queen for review recently, and I am so excited! It feels like I’ve been waiting for the follow up to Sorcerer to the Crown forever. From the back blurb it does seem like it follows new characters and might be a standalone though, so not sure if a reread would be necessarily, but that’s something I wondered about too.

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