Weekly Roundup

Posted June 28, 2020 by Nicky in General / 10 Comments

Greetings, folks! Welp, I’m sort of caught up for right now, but I don’t know if it’ll stick. How’s everyone else doing?

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

Books acquired this week:

Cover of The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper Cover of The Falling In Love Montage by Ciara Smyth Cover of The Covid-19 Catastrophe by Richard Horton Cover of The Woman in the Wardrobe by Peter Shaffer

Thank you to the kind folks who have bought me books this week… and the customer service folks at Waterstones who managed to get The COVID-19 Catastrophe shipped to me in the end!

Books read this week:

Cover of Murder in the Mill-Race by E.C.R. Lorac

Reviews posted this week:

Other posts:

Alrighty, that’s all done! And how about you folks? Got any awesome new books?

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10 responses to “Weekly Roundup

    • I think certain aspects of it will annoy you, knowing your politics (choice quote: “Sovereignty is dead”), but it’s a good analysis of the situation (and speaking not politically but as someone with knowledge of epidemiology, he’s correct in suggesting that the answer to some of it is more political unity across countries, not less).

    • I don’t think it’s disingenuous… He’s writing about how to better handle the next pandemic, which he considers inevitable, which is a prediction most biologists would agree with, I think — I certainly do, in any case. This pandemic situation has been so badly handled in the UK (which is the perspective he’s largely writing from) that the damage is done; the measures he suggests can’t be adopted retrospectively.

    • It’s a really good analysis of why things went wrong! Pretty ringing indictment of the British government, though pretty pro-China… which I have mixed feelings about.

    • Yeah, same! I haven’t actually read the blurb yet (I collect these British Library reissues) but the title… I’m so intrigued!

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