Weekly Roundup

Posted April 18, 2020 by Nicky in General / 19 Comments

Well, it’s been another whole week. Time is flying! I’m reading a little more, though I’m tending towards short books I can read in one sitting!

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

Received to review:

Cover of Mesopotamia ed Ariane Thomas and Timothy Potts Cover of The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison Cover of The Heirs of Locksley by Carrie Vaughn

Yaaay a new book by Katherine Addison!


Cover of Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie

I had a lot of fun with the Reckoners series by Skrutskie, so looking forward to this one!

Books read this week:

Cover of Knit One Girl Two by Shira Glassman Cover of The Rules of Contagion by Adam Kucharski Cover of Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You by Scotto Moore Cover of Cinnamon Blade: Knife in Shining Armor by Shira Glassman Cover of Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett

Reviews posted this week:

Knit One, Girl Two, by Shira Glassman. Sweet and low-stakes romance. 3/5 stars
The Rules of Contagion, by Adam Kucharski. Not as much about disease as you’d think: it actually applies an understanding of infectious disease to other situations, with some interesting results. 3/5 stars
Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You, by Scotto Moore. Not quite my thing, despite a fascinating start. 2/5 stars
Cinnamon Blade, by Shira Glassman. Rather too much sex for my tastes, light on plot or development. 2/5 stars
Miranda in Milan, by Katharine Duckett. I liked this quite a lot; it’s not a hugely complex sequel to The Tempest, but it worked for me. 4/5 stars

Other posts:

WWW Wednesday. Talking about The Steerswoman, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, and Digging Up Armageddon. 

How are you guys doing?

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19 responses to “Weekly Roundup

  1. Is it Sunday already? Our week ‘off’ has been a good mixture of really not doing much (cough re-playing Baldur’s Gate (me) and Lego (him) cough) and sorting out the garden / shed, which was a much bigger job than we hoped and still isn’t quite done. Note: we don’t have a big garden, and it’s mostly paved. We’re just no good at this 😉

    But I managed to write some reviews this week, hooray! My blogging rate has slipped from every other day to every six days this month, but I’m trying to get back into the habit and stop letting my brain put me off with it’s Labyrinth False Alarm style pronouncements of Tooooo Haaaaaard. The trade off is that I’ve done very little reading – I finished Devolution by Max Brooks last week, and I’m now about 20% into both Kingdom of Souls (paused for now) and Goldilocks by Laura Lam (which I switched to so that I can get a post up for release week). Goal for the coming week? Finish both AND write 2 reviews. So we’ll see how that goes…
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    • I’ve been hearing very excited things! I feel like Skrutskie’s previous books were perfect for just zipping through, also, so it feels like a book for my attention span right now!

    • Huh, interesting! I didn’t realise that. My English Lit degree is shouting about what that means about our particular cultural moment… 🙂

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