Weekly Roundup

Posted June 14, 2020 by Nicky in General / 7 Comments

Hey folks! Regulars around here might have noticed a small change over the last few days: I’ve changed the spelling of my name from “Nikki” to “Nicky”. WordPress won’t allow me to change it for my past comments, so you’ll still see it around in some places. “Nikki” just wasn’t quite me anymore. It’d be great if everyone can try to use the new spelling, but I know it’s not always easy to remember, so I won’t yell at you if you forget!

Also, I’m really sorry, but I’m still behind on comments. I’m still going to post my link to this week’s linkups and keep right on top of replying to comments here, while going back through my backlog to reply and visit folks in return. Thanks for understanding! Weird times we live in, huh?

Aaand yep, my site had some downtime again today. Not sure what happened there, so fingers crossed it’s over.

All that said, here’s some books I got this week!

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

Books acquired:

Cover of The Spoilt Kill by Mary Kelly Cover of Crossed Skis by Carol Carnac Cover of Pet by Akwaeke Emezi Cover of Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran

Cover of The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter Cover of Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James Cover of Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik

Few more than I should have been buying, hahaha. Partly that’s due to gifts and preorders, though! As usual, it’s a biiiit of a mixture.

Books read this week:

Cover of The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken Cover of Burning Roses by S.L. Huang Cover of Think of England by K.J. Charles Cover of The Science of Monsters by Matt Kaplan

Reviews posted this week:

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water, by Zen Cho. A Wuxia story that just didn’t quite work for me… partly because, though the idea appeals, I don’t actually know that much about the genre. It’s hard to appreciate the cleverness and context that way! 3/5 stars
Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken, by The Secret Barrister. Rather enlightening (and also frightening) look at how Britain’s legal system is completely fucked up and failing. 4/5 stars
The Science of Monsters, by Matt Kaplan. Ugh, this was promising but… the author continually pushed his ideas too far and made them ridiculous. 2/5 stars

Other posts:

Top Ten Tuesday: Books from the Backlog. A little collection of books that, for one reason or another, have slipped to the bottom of my TBR.
WWW Wednesday. Including my thoughts on How to be an Antiracist and Burning Roses.
Ereader Review: the Onyx Boox Poke2. I thought I’d write up my experiences with my latest gadget — the bottom line being that it’s a really great ereader if you’re prepared to put in the time to get things set up for yourself.

How’s everyone else doing? Get anything good this week? Reading something stunning? Personally I’ve been enjoying the cool rainy days, but I know they can’t last…

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7 responses to “Weekly Roundup

  1. I shall endeavour to remember to call you Nicky — as they’re homophones I shan’t have the same trouble as I have done for people who change their name completely (including our kids, the first who went through a phase of wanting to be called Susan or Sandra instead of Flo, the second who reverted to Bea from Bunty and the third who went from Roland to Cameron): that doublethink .

  2. Ooh I need Crossed Skis. I’ve been getting some of the British Library crime Classics and not only is it fun to read the stories but I’m loving the art they select for those covers as well haha. I haven’t seen that one. *adding*

    Have an amazing week!
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    • I think it’s only just out? Or very recently, anyway! I love that they release a new one every month, it gives me something to look out for. It’s such a fascinating collection.

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