Weekly Roundup

Posted May 18, 2019 by Nicky in General / 11 Comments

Good morning, folks! I’ve had a busy week, culminating in Friday’s business of going to get my new degree.

That’s an end to degree #3. From English Literature (BA) to Medieval Literature (MA) to Biology (BSc), to…?

(Classical Studies, if they let me enrol.)

Anyway, I have been doing some reading, and some buying of books, so let’s get back on topic!


Cover of A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes Cover of The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon Cover of The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams

A bit of a mixture there; the first three were treats for a rough day, and The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter is on sale at the moment…

Read this week:

Cover of Dreamer's Pool by Juliet Marillier Cover of Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey Cover of The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams

Reviews posted:

Dreamer’s Pool, by Juliet Marillier. A reread which I still enjoyed the second time, though with more reservations about one of the characters than I remembered! 4/5 stars

Other posts:

Readalong: The Ninth Rain and Trail of Lightning. My thoughts on last week’s discussion prompts!
WWW Wednesday. The weekly update.

And that’s it for another week! How’s everyone doing?

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11 responses to “Weekly Roundup

    • I am, yeah — can’t sit still for too long, love to have something to work toward. And haha, I got a couple of comments on the hair/hood colour combo! It wasn’t intentional, I swear!

    • A BA in Classical Studies is the plan! I looked at some MScs and stuff like that, but in the end what got my interest was a chance to learn some Latin or Greek. I did Classical Studies at GCSE and A Level, but that never included any actual languages.

      • To my shame I ‘studied’ Latin and Greek to ‘O’ level at school but only scraped the former and failed the latter — I wasn’t as studious as you are! I wish you every bit of enjoyment learning those dead tongues.

  1. Curious to hear what you thought of Magic for Liars. Her hippo series didn’t really work for me, but the fantasy/mystery of this one sounded like more my speed so I’ve been leaning towards checking it out.

    • I should write up my review while it’s on my mind — maybe for Tuesday! I did enjoy her alternate histories, but Magic for Liars was a bit more solid, I think.

  2. Congratulations! I am in awe of your commitment and polymathy (and I applaud your celebratory book buying 🙂

    I’m in a work blitz at the moment; I’ve just got to Chicago for a week of meetings so I expect to be leaning on Vintage, Noon and Tor to perk me up in the evenings (although I’ve got a copy of Vengeful with me too, for a bit of a diversion)
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    • I really want to get started on The Bitter Twins… but that list of 22 books someone bet me I couldn’t finish by the end of the month ain’t gonna read itself… :/

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