Weekly Roundup

Posted 2 March, 2019 by Nikki in General / 2 Comments

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 acquired:

Cover of The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon Cover of My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Books read this week:

Cover of Death at Bishop's Keep by Robin Paige Cover of Fayke Newes by Derek Taylor Cover of Pale Rider by Laura Spinney Cover of My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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

Other posts:

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?

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2 Responses to “Weekly Roundup”

  1. I wasn’t really aware of the Priory of the Orange Tree, but I feel like I’m missing out with all the buzz now 🙂

    I’m still trying to balance reading ARCs with reading for pleasure with reading for Subjective Chaos, and generally feeling guilty about my review backlog. So I’m baking instead of reading today, because that will solve all my problems 😉 (…or will at least mean I can eat cheese and toast, which is a cure-all for most minor woes). I start a new job a week tomorrow, so I really want to try and clear my conscience a bit this week, but I suspect most of my time will end up going on household chores and sorting out my wardrobe (…it’s all very tatty, so I’m going to have to bite the bullet and buy some new things for the new job, I think)

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