Weekly Roundup

Posted May 24, 2020 by Nicky in General / 10 Comments

Squeaking in at the end of the weekend, here’s my usual weekly roundup!

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

Books bought:

Cover of Network Effect by Martha Wells Cover of Goldilocks by Laura Lam Cover of When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey Cover of Dangerous Spirits by Jordan L. Hawk

Cover of Guardian Spirits by Jordan L. Hawk Cover of Invasive Aliens by Dan Eatherley Cover of Princess Princess Ever After by Kate O'Neill Cover of The Boy in the Red Dress by Kristin Lambert

A weird mix, as ever! 😀 And this really truly is my last spree for a while; I’m now on a steady diet of one book per week.

Received to review:

Cover of Human kind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Breman Cover of The Relentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal Cover of The Seventh Perfection by Daniel Polansky

I… I still need to read The Fated Sky, I’ll be honest. It’s just that my brain is stupid sometimes.

Books read this week:

Cover of 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff Cover of Princess Princess Ever After by Kate O'Neill Cover of Unfit to Print by K.J. Charles

Reviews posted this week:

The Replacement Husband, by Eliot Grayson. This is okay but not stellar; enjoyable in the moment but not something that will linger with me, and with which I had a couple of bones to pick. 3/5 stars
Finna, by Nino Cipri. This has some fun stuff in the background and mostly was just too slight for me in the end to bear the weight of the complaints about capitalism, which sort of overshadow everything else now I’m thinking about it over a week later. 3/5 stars
84 Charing Cross Road, by Helene Hanff. This is really sweet and often funny, though there is a rather sad surprise waiting toward the end of the first section for those who didn’t immediately look up Helene Hanff… 4/5 stars
Princess Princess Ever After, by Kate O’Neill. Really short, but cute. 4/5 stars
Unfit to Print, by K.J. Charles. As fun as you’d expect from K.J. Charles, and I rather like the two main characters. It all works out a bit quickly, though… 4/5 stars

Other posts:

Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons Why I Love Romance. So many reasons! #10 will surprise you. (Or not, actually, if you know me at all.)
WWW Wednesday. Featuring me rambling around reading too much at once, as ever.

How’s everyone doing? Been buying anything shiny?

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10 responses to “Weekly Roundup

  1. I’m mostly enjoying the weather and realising I’m feeling exhausted / overwhelmed again (thanks to absurd political dramas, mostly. I don’t have the energy to be as angry as I think I’d like to be, it’s just hammering home how helpless / trapped I feel). Thankfully I have had good books to distract me – I inhaled Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri (so many feelings) and finally got round to buying physical copies of the Dominion of the Fallen trilogy (yay, reread ahoy) and Rogue Protocol (so I can finish the Murderbot novellas – I had Exit Condition, but not Protocol, after some buying confusion earlier this year).

    I look forward to your thoughts on Goldilocks and When We Were Magic. I’ve fallen off the Gailey wagon a bit, and not deliberately – I should dust myself off and run to catch up (although it’s Upright Women Wanted I’m really after).
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    • I really need to read Tasha Suri… 🙂

      Gailey seems to be publishing something new every time I look. I have The Echo Wife to review, too!

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