Weekly Roundup

Posted 10 August, 2019 by Nikki in General / 2 Comments

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:

Cover of Deeplight by Frances Hardinge

New Frances Hardinge! 😍

Bought:

Cover of Biased by Jennifer Eberhardt Cover of Unthinkable by Helen Thomson Cover of Secrets of the Human Body by Xand and Chris Van Tulleken Cover of Snowball in a Blizzard by Steven Hatch

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:

Cover of The Warrior Queen by Joanna Arman Cover of Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan

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

Other posts:

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!

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