Back home now and back to my routines! And back to the problem of somehow making all my books fit on my bookshelves. Hmmmm.
Books acquired this week:
Getting home and back to the routine means there was some book post waiting for me. Each month I get the latest British Library Crime Classic reissue, along with a little bit of extra swag — in this case, two bookmarks and a slightly enlarged version of the book cover, which I guess could make a nice poster or something. I really appreciate that they’ve made the matching cover bookmarks a bit smaller, so they fit nicely in the book! So here’s this month’s book:
I did enjoy the other book by Ethel Lina White I’ve read so far, though it can verge a bit on the histrionic. I’m looking forward to giving this a shot, anyway.
Posts from this week:
As usual, I’ll do a little roundup of my posts this week. First up, the reviews:
- Non-fiction microhistory: Pockets: An Intimate History of How We Keep Things Close, by Hannah Carlson (3/5 stars)
- Fantasy/gothic mystery novella: The Brides of High Hill, by Nghi Vo (4/5 stars)
- Classic locked-room mystery: Till Death Do Us Part, by John Dickson Carr (3/5 stars)
- Cute school romance graphic novel: Heartstopper vol 5, by Alice Oseman (4/5 stars)
- Fantasy romance novella: A Queer Trade, by KJ Charles (3/5 stars)
- Poetry and non-fiction microhistory: The History of Wales in Twelve Poems, by M. Wynn Thomas & Ruth Jên Evans (4/5 stars)
- Apocalyptic graphic novel: The Panic, by Neil Kleid & Andrea Mutti (1/5 stars)
And the non-review posts:
What I’m reading:
I read a lot on Sunday, and then had a slow few days as I worked my way through Roland Allen’s history of notebooks — which was fascinating, but slow. Almost right after that I started on Bettany Hughes’ The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which is also a bit slow, and will no doubt take a lot of my reading time in the coming days. Worth it, though!
Here’s a sneak peek at the books I’ve read recently which are upcoming for review:
How about everyone else? What are you reading right now? Any great books landed on your doormat or in your shopping cart this week?