Weekly Roundup

Posted June 29, 2019 by Nicky in General / 4 Comments

Good morning folks! I’m super tired this week, so I’ve been kind of dragging behind a little on everything, but hey, here I am. How’s everyone been?

Read this week:

Cover of Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse Cover of An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire Cover of Lent by Jo Walton

Reviews posted this week:

Sunshine, by Robin McKinley. A reread of a book I used to adore! Still has a lot going for it, not least that end leaving everything open to the imagination. That’s also a frustration with it, at the exact same time. 4/5 stars
Valour & Vanity, by Mary Robinette Kowal. Kowal takes on a heist novel! Not my favourite, but it’s fun just to sit back and watch the versatility of this series. 4/5 stars
The Dark Days Club, by Alison Goodman. Decidedly meh. It felt so juvenile. 2/5 stars
Spineless, by Juli Berwald. Enjoyable pop-science with a touch of autobiography. Well, more than just a touch. 4/5 stars

Other posts:  

WWW Wednesday. The usual update!

Out and about:

NEAT science: ‘Poor little Pluto?‘ Is Pluto a good place to look for life? Well, at least the precursors to life, yes!

And now this post is written and ready to go out in the morning, I get to go and sleep.

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4 responses to “Weekly Roundup

  1. It’s been a long week – all work and not enough reading, but I had a lovely catch up with an old friend over dinner last night so it ended well. And dammit, I’m finishing 84k today if it kills me (it’s good, but the style hasn’t won me over and the world-building is a little too Worst Possible Post-Brexit Future to make comfortable reading. It makes me want to reread Dave Hutchinson’s Europe or Nick Harkaway’s Gnomon because retrospectively they feel so optimisitic. Ahem).
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  2. Curious to see what you thought of Storm of Locusts, IIRC you wrote a somewhat favorite review for the first one! I thought Locusts was even better, even though I missed seeing more of Kai!

    • I was a little ambivalent, though I love the use of non-standard setting/folklore. I really should hurry up and get my thoughts about the second book down!

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