Weekly Roundup

Posted April 12, 2020 by Nicky in General / 14 Comments

Well folks, it’s the weekend again! How’s everyone doing? I’ve had a few more review copies (are publicists going mad with power, just giving everyone books to make them stay home?!) and I’ve done a bit of reading, but not much. Still, feels like I’m getting back to normal a bit.

Linked up with The Sunday Post @ The Caffeinated Reviewer & Stacking the Shelves @ Reading Reality and Tynga’s Reviews.

Books received to review:

Cover of The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde Cover of Descendant of the Crane by Joan He Cover of Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennet Cover of Little Bookshop of Murder by Maggie Blackburn

Like I said, publicists going mad with power…

Books acquired:

Cover of The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair Cover of Mutants by Armand Marie Leroi Cover of Deadliest Enemy by Michael T. Osterhold PhD, MPH and Mark Olshaker Cover of Getting to Zero by Sinead Walsh and Oliver Johnson

Cover of Strange Magic by Syd Moore Cover of Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You by Scotto Moore Cover of Knit One Girl Two by Shira Glassman Cover of Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett

I got some book vouchers to help cheer me up, which both did the trick and flooded my shelves! This is just a selection — I might share the others next week!

Books finished this week:

Cover of Walking to Aldebaran by Adrian Tchaikovsky Cover of Castle Skull by John Dickson Carr

Reviews posted this week:

Provenance, by Ann Leckie. Review from my reread last year. Unsurprisingly, I still loved it. 5/5 stars
The Masked City, by Genevieve Cogman. Another reread review from last year. Probably my favourite of the series so far. 4/5 stars
Walking to Aldebaran, by Adrian Tchaikovsky. Sort of not my thing, but very satisfying in other ways all the same. 4/5 stars
Castle Skull, by John Dickson Carr. I… should stop trying to read John Dickson Carr. 1/5 stars
The Nine Lands, by Marie Brennan. Belated review. It’s a group of well-structured short stories that really work for me, but I maybe had some qualms about some of the borrowings from real history. 4/5 stars

Other posts: 

WWW Wednesday. In which I circled back to reading The Rules of Contagion, which was a bit too on the nose for me a couple weeks ago.

So that’s it. How’re you guys doing?

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14 responses to “Weekly Roundup

  1. Little Bookshop of Murder looks good. I’ve noticed that too – publicists seem to be approving more requests on NetGalley, but that’s kind of dangerous for me. LOL

    Have a great week and stay safe!

  2. I went on a huge NetGalley bender and so far have been approved for everything – I was even getting approved last Sunday which almost never happens on the weekend. Six left that are pending, hopefully I get them this week.

    Looks like a great haul for you, the bookshop/murder one looks fun. Hope you enjoy your new treasures!

  3. LOL @ publicists going mad with power 😀 With the way NetGalley has exploded lately, it does feel that way sometimes and I’ve been having a lot of trouble resisting requesting ALL THE BOOKS. I’m reading Shorefall now and I’m really enjoying it!

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