Gooood morning, folks! How’s your week been?
A few weeks ago, I let you know I was applying to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Well, thanks for all your well wishes — I’m in! I’m still working out whether I can take some prior credit in so I can skip the intro to biology module (given I have an entire biology degree), but I should be commencing my studies (part time, via distance learning) in September. I’m really excited!
Thank you to Moon Kestrel for A Declaration of The Rights of Magicians, Malou for Dangerous Remedy, and the bunnies for The Extraordinaries. I am being spoilt lately, and I love it! Also, thank you to K.B. Wagers for recommending Burnout — I’m normally pretty allergic to any kind of self-help stuff, but a) I need to read a self-help book for a reading challenge prompt, and b) there’s good stuff out there, it’s just hard for the genre to rise above some of the blatantly bad books.
Books finished this week:
Reviews posted this week:
- A Ruin of Shadows, by L.D. Lewis. The main character is really badass, and the fight scenes are really vivid and well choreographed. I wasn’t 100% sure the Djinni character worked, though. 3/5 stars
- The A.I. Who Loved Me, by Alyssa Cole. Lots of fun — more SF-y than I expected, and I suspect the audio version is even more fun. 4/5 stars
- Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Make Me Smile. For a whole variety of reasons, from content to happy anticipation to good memories.
- WWW Wednesday. My usual weekly update, featuring mostly the dinosaur book I’m reading and The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu!
I have a book voucher in need of using… and an order incoming from Portal Bookshop… so it’s going to be a busy week for my letterbox. What books have you been grabbing lately? Anything you’re ready to shake down the postman for?