Good morning, folks! It’s been a good week for finally catching up on the reviews I’ve needed to write for a while; I’m really getting somewhere! And it felt like a good week for reading, even though I finished fewer books than I thought.
Books read this week:
Reviews posted this week:
–Murder Most Unladylike, by Robin Stevens. Not 100% my thing, but fun for a change, and something I would recommend for someone in the right age group. 3/5 stars
–Rosewater, by Tade Thompson. For me, the intriguing setting and ideas were eclipsed by the main character being a sex-obsessed misogynist. 2/5 stars
–Stars Uncharted, by S.K. Dunstall. A ragtag crew end up being something like a found family, after being chased around the universe by bad guys. Sounds familiar? Yeah. Fun, though, and with a couple of elements that stood out. 3/5 stars
–Kill the Queen, by Jennifer Estep. Very very typical fantasy tropes in a blender, but it’s nice brain-candy, and does not take itself overly seriously. This is like… an urban fantasy feel on an epic fantasy scale. 3/5 stars
–How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith, by Mary Beard. Really, this is best viewed as two separate books bound into one. Both topics are fascinating, although the analysis here is fairly shallow — an introduction and overview. 3/5 stars
–A Local Habitation, by Seanan McGuire. A reread; not the strongest of the series, I think, though there’s some intriguing stuff going on. 3/5 stars
–Death at Bishop’s Keep, by Robin Paige. A kind of meh mystery with an interesting female lead. 3/5 stars
–WWW Wednesday. The usual weekly update on what’s on my reading pile right now.
Out and about:
–NEAT science: ‘Burning questions‘. Your chance to ask the science questions you’ve been wondering about!
So how’re you doing? Good reading week? Wish you’d had more time for books? Something you’re excited about?