Good morning, folks. It’s been a quiet week around here, given last week’s news, but we’ve been getting on with things.
Received to review:
New Frances Hardinge! 😍
When I’m sad, I… buy non-fiction? It kinda makes sense; it’s the most likely to really engage my brain.
Finished reading this week:
Reviews posted this week:
–The Traitor Baru Cormorant, by Seth Dickinson. Really great and really bleak. Makes accountancy exciting. 5/5 stars
–Superior: The Return of Race Science, by Angela Saini. A good history of race science, a bad overview of the actual evidence. 4/5 stars
–Lent, by Jo Walton. Sympathy with Savonarola? Oh yes. 4/5 stars
–An Artificial Night, by Seanan McGuire. One of my favourites in the series as I’ve read so far, because of all the stuff it weaves together. 4/5 stars
–The Bitter Twins, by Jen Williams. Well gah! What a way to go about things. A very good second book. 4/5 stars
–WWW Wednesday. The usual weekly update.
Out and about:
–NEAT science: ‘Ice cream headache.‘ Ever wondered what causes one of those? I’ve gotcha covered.
–NEAT science: ‘Chocolate antidepressants.‘ There’s currently a fair bit of reporting that chocolate has been shown to help with depression. The answer is, no, it’s been shown that people who eat dark chocolate are less likely to report depressive symptoms. There may be other things going on.
And that’s it for this week! Next week I might not post, given we’ll be in Dublin at Worldcon! But reviews and such will go up as normal, and I’ll check in again soon… maybe with some new books bought in Dublin!