Weekly Roundup

Posted June 12, 2021 by Nicky in General / 20 Comments

Good afternoon, folks!

General update

As you’ll have noticed, I’ve been queuing up some of my backlog of reviews — mostly written during the Final Fantasy XIV dungeon “The Praetorium”, since you get good items from it at the moment… but it has looooong unskippable cutscenes!

What have I been up to? Mostly playing Final Fantasy XIV, along with the Mass Effect remaster. If any of you play FFXIV, say hi sometime, we can run a dungeon or something! I’m on Cerberus server, and I can let you know my avatar’s name…

I have been reading a bit, though; I’ve gone back to reading a whole bunch of books at once, and I’m using Beeminder to help track them and keep me from putting them down and forgetting about them for ages. Here’s how I’m doing with Maryn McKenna’s Beating Back the Devil, for example!

Stacking the Shelves

This week I don’t have too many new books in — last week’s splurge was actually kind of out of character for me lately. However, I did pick up Tasha Alexander’s A Fatal Waltz in paperback, since it came back into stock, and I’ve just got a new book to review because I remembered one of you guys talking about it recently, and it has a pretty cover.

Cover of A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander Cover of After the Dragons by Cynthia Zhang

Books read this week

I’ve actually finished a few books this week, which isn’t so common lately!

Cover of Food: The History of Taste Cover of Two-Way Murder by E.C.R. Lorac Cover of Plain Bad Heroines by emily m. danforth Cover of Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa RandallCover of Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee

Reviews posted this week

So that’s it! What have you guys been stacking up, devouring, or flinging across the room in despair?

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20 responses to “Weekly Roundup

  1. I love a good game that really sucks you in! I’ve been wanting to get back to Star Wars: The Old Republic, which I used to love…

    I haven’t read Tasha Alexander in ages, but I remember liking Fatal Waltz. I think I read the first five or so of that series…

    Have a nice week!
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    • Final Fantasy XIV has reaaaally sucked me in. What’s nice is that my wife is playing it too, so we get up to hijinks together. 😀

      I’m really enjoying Tasha Alexander’s series, for sure. I’m having an irritating amount of trouble getting hold of the paperbacks though.

      Thanks for dropping by!

      • I love that cover. I think I have the old Alexander covers, if they’re all that cool looking I may have to track down the new ones. 🙂

        • The print run by Constable are definitely all this style of cover! I have the first three so far and they make a pretty neat set.

    • It’s a great game series; so glad they remastered it so I could play again.

      Thanks for dropping by! Hope you have a good week too.

    • It’s mostly a fairly general physics 101, with some interesting ideas right at the end, but it was enjoyable enough! I’d been meaning to read it forever too — who wouldn’t want to, with that title? Heh.

      Thanks for dropping by! 😀

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