Weekly Roundup

Posted March 16, 2019 by Nicky in General / 2 Comments

Good morning, folks. I am writing this the night before, as usual, and very very sleepy. Thank you wife for once more coming to my rescue and setting most of this up!

Books acquired:

Cover of Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

Books read this week:

Cover of Spirals in Time by Helen Scales Cover of A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers Cover of The Unexpected Truth about Animals by Lucy Cooke Cover of The Mummies of Urumchi by Elizabeth Barber Cover of Beauty by Robin McKinley

Reviews posted this week:

The Hollow Man, by John Dickson Carr. I know Dickson Carr is the king of the locked room mystery, but this just wasn’t my thing. It’s all about the puzzle, not people. 2/5 stars
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, by Adam Rutherford. Some interesting stuff, but a bit basic for me and very disorganised. 3/5 stars
A Kiss Before Dying, by Ira Levin. Meh, charming psychopath story. Well-written, but I’m sick of charming psychopaths. 2/5 stars
Threads of Life, by Clare Hunter. A fascinating history of embroidery and sewing; necessarily cherry picks some particularly interesting individual stuff, and no doubt misses out a lot of other things, but fascinating. 4/5 stars
The Copernicus Complex, by Caleb Scharf. I agree with Scharf mostly, but he takes a long time to get to actually expressing an opinion. It’s more a primer on factors that might be involved when you try and guess whether there’s life elsewhere in the universe. 3/5 stars

Other posts:

WWW Wednesday. Such book, very update, wow.

How’s everyone doing? Good week?

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2 responses to “Weekly Roundup

  1. I survived week one at New Job, and am spending the weekend in a blanket nest with a sore throat and no energy (oops). Hopefully I can sleep off the bug before week two comes to bite!

    On the plus side, it means I had a chance to finish The Traitor Baru Cormorant (now one of my all-time faves; it had me at hello and it never let me go) and hopefully I can polish off Tiamat’s Wrath this afternoon if I don’t just fall asleep 😉

    Your reads this week look intriguing – I look forward to hearing your thoughts when you get a chance to review them! Very excited about Magic For Liars too 🙂
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