Weekly Roundup

Posted July 11, 2020 by Nicky in General / 24 Comments

Good morning, folks! It’s been a while since I was able to do this, but… this post was prepared on Friday evening! It’s nice to be ahead — and I’m even all up to date on writing reviews, and it’s been a good reading week! I know the cool, rainy summer is really disappointing to some folks, but I’m revelling in it; I loathe heat. (I wouldn’t mind a bit more sunshine, just keep the daytime temperatures below 25°C and the nights cool enough to be refreshing, and I’ll still be happy… but if I have to choose between hot weather and dreary rain, I’ll choose the rain!)

In any case, what have I been stacking my shelves with and reading this week? Here we go! Linking up with The Sunday Post @ The Caffeinated Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves @ Reading Reality & Tynga’s Reviews.

Books acquired:

Cover of The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole Cover of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows Cover of Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland by Lisa Schneidau Cover of Written In History: Letters That Changed The World by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Cover of This Is Not Propaganda by Peter Pomerantsev Cover of Period by Emma Barnett Cover of A Good Time to Be Born by Perri Klass Cover of Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi

Thank you to the publishers for the eARCs of A Good Time To Be Born and Eight Detectives!

Finished reading this week:

Cover of Annabel Scheme by Robin Sloan Cover of Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders by Aliette De Bodard Cover of Invasive Aliens by Dan Eatherley Cover of The Dead Shall Be Raised & Death of a Quack by Goerge Bellairs

Reviews posted this week:

Other posts:

  • Top Ten Tuesday: The Authors I’ve Read The Most Books By. As usual, it’s what it says on the tin — I mostly guessed rather than looking at actual stats, which would be dominated by the author of the Rurouni Kenshin manga I read when I was 17, and probably GetBackers as well. Not entirely representative of my current taste!
  • WWW Wednesday. The usual update on what I’m reading, with my thoughts on a couple of the books already mentioned here.

Out and about:

  • Postcrossing: Book Review – The Documents in the Case. It figures that my official introduction on the Postcrossing blog is about books! I’ve written a couple of posts for the blog before, but this little series will be my Thing, where you can see me reviewing books about post and mail systems. If you have any recommendations for epistolary novels or books that revolve around post in some way, can you drop a comment over there? (Or here works too!) In any case, I did a whole review of Dorothy L. Sayers’ epistolary mystery, The Documents in the Case. I’ve reviewed the book here before, but my write-up on the Postcrossing blog is all new, and hopefully still worth checking out!
  • Beeminder: Beeminding the Fuzzy Friends. If you don’t know about Beeminder, basically you set goals… and if you don’t meet them, you pay! My latest contribution to the Beeminder blog discusses how I track spending time with my rabbits, and how those efforts have paid off. If you want to hear about the really cute trick Biscuit can do, you want to read this post!

Full disclosure: I help out at Postcrossing and I’m the Support Czar for Beeminder, so obviously I have Ulterior Motives in boosting these blog posts. I hope they’re interesting, though — I don’t always highlight my blog posts elsewhere, but these seemed like they’d have some crossover appeal!

So that’s everything for this week — how’re you folks doing? Grabbed any new books, or been grabbed by any?

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24 responses to “Weekly Roundup

    • I’m very curious whether it’ll have any I don’t know! As a kid I was really interested in various local myths and legends in Wales, and they do often have lots of similarities… we’ll see! 😀

  1. Glad it’s been a good reading week! I like cooler temps too so I can relate to that haha. It was super hot here last week but we’ve had a few cooler days now and it’s nice.

    I love that cover for Guernsey and A Good Time To Be Born looks quite interesting!
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    • Whew, hurrah for the cooler days! Looks like it’s warming up again around here and I’m not looking forward to it. Gimme back my rainy days! 😀

    • Thanks for dropping by! 🙂 And yeah, as long as it gets cool at night I’m more or less okay… in June it was just getting hot and staying hot. Gah, maddening.

  2. I’m very curious to hear more about the Botanical Folktales!

    A bit of a non-reading week here, as I’m still battling the stress slump faerie – although I may have fended them off today as I seem to have slid into reading The Green Man’s Foe (easy reading rural fantasy thriller? why not).
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    • Sort of! It actually got recommended for me by Storygraph as matching my current reading mood, but then I realised it was an epistolary novel and had to grab it. 😀 Thanks for the link to your shelf — that’s super handy!

    • Yeah… I’m not built for heat! I’m not built for cold, either, but it’s easier to warm the flat up than cool it down, since we don’t have AC.

  3. SJ

    It’s been hot here, we just started getting some rain and cooler temps. It’s a nice break. What a variety of books you have, I’m intrigued by the Invasive Aliens. Hope you have a good week!

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