Weekly Roundup

Posted 9 March, 2019 by Nikki in Uncategorized / 3 Comments

Hey guys! It’s been a good week for me, with plenty of reading! And Record of a Spaceborn Few is out in paperback, so I’ve snapped that up, obviously!

Books acquired:

Cover of Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

Books read this week:

Cover of How the Irish Saved Civilisation Cover of A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin Cover of The Etruscans by Lucy Shipley

Cover of The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr Cover of Space Opera by Catherynne M Valente Cover of The Golden Thread by Kasia St Clair

Reviews posted this week:

Fayke Newes, by Derek Taylor. Not a bad history of the press vs people in power, but not properly sourced and thus rather hypocritical. 3/5 stars
The Bell at Sealey Head, by Patricia McKillip. Beautifully written fantasy, as ever, with only a couple of hitches. 4/5 stars
The Case of the Murdered Muckraker, by Carola Dunn. Very different setting and feel for Daisy; includes an epic cross-country plane chase. 3/5 stars
The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison. Yep, again. What can I say? 5/5 stars
Pale Rider, by Laura Spinney. A good history of the 1918 flu pandemic. 4/5 stars
My Sister, the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite. This felt kind of predictable for me? Like most of it was just following an obvious path. The ending didn’t exactly surprise me, but it was nicely done. 2/5 stars
Space Opera, by Catherynne M. Valente. Not a winner for me. Holy cow, I am tired of the TORRENT OF GLITTER just thinking about it. 1/5 stars

Other posts:

WWW Wednesday. The usual weekly update!

Out and about:

NEAT science: ‘Blue-blooded. Ever wanted to know how copper-based blood works? Tahdah!

That’s it for the week! How’s everyone else been doing? Reading anything good?

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3 Responses to “Weekly Roundup”

  1. It’s been a proper week off for me (I start a new job on Monday), so I’ve had fun sorting out my wardrobe for the first time in a couple of years (thanks to an HMRC tax rebate, hoorah) and doing lots of baking. I’m spoilt for good reading at the moment – alternating The Traitor Baru Cormorant with Tiamat’s Wrath and The Vela. Smug and happy? Yep, until Monday when reality bites 😉

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