Stacking the Shelves & The Sunday Post

Posted February 3, 2024 by Nicky in General / 30 Comments

It’s been a long week here. Unfortunately my wife’s grandfather died last weekend (not too unexpectedly), and the funeral had to happen very quickly, so we quickly dropped everything on Monday to sort things out to get my wife there on time. We managed it, which is all that matters, but I’m a little behind on comments and visiting people back thanks to the disruption and being away from home. I’ll catch up this weekend, since I’ll be back on my main PC!

In the meantime, here’s my usual weekly roundup, and I’m linking up with Reading Reality’s Stacking the Shelves, Caffeinated Reviewer’s The Sunday Post, and the Sunday Salon over at Readerbuzz.

Books acquired this week:

Not a lot this week, but my wife caved to my pouting and got me the final volume of the Scum Villain series, which I’ve already devoured:

Cover of The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System vol 4 by MXTX

While the story was already over in the preceding volume, the fourth volume is full of short stories and extras that flesh out the world, the other characters, and what becomes of Shen Qingqiu and Luo Binghe.

Posts from this week:

I was a bit irregular about my posting schedule, but I think I did post a review every day. I have to, to even start to keep up with my reading speed — to avoid getting an even bigger backlog, I might need to post two in a day sometimes! So here’s this week’s roundup:

And other posts:

What I’m reading:

I’ve made a little project this week of finishing books I was partway through, leading to me finally finishing We Could Be So Good (Cat Sebastian), Sailor’s Delight (Rose Lerner) and Murder on Milverton Square (G.B. Ralph). I’ve also finished reading The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System, having fallen rather in love with it.

For the weekend, I’m partway through Kelly and Zach Weinersmith’s Soon-ish, while also being tempted to start on Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries (Heather Fawcett).

Aaand a peek at the books I’ll be reviewing soon(ish):

Cover of Stone Star Season One by Jim Zub et al Cover of The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System vol 3 by MXTX Cover of Fear Stalks The Village by Ethel Lina White Cover of We Could Be So Good by Cat Sebastian

Cover of Stone Star Season Two by Jim Zub et al Cover of Sailor's Delight by Rose Lerner Cover of Murder on Milverton Square by G.B. Ralph Cover of The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System vol 4 by MXTX

Not bad going for a week’s reading, I think!

How’s everyone else been doing?

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30 responses to “Stacking the Shelves & The Sunday Post

  1. A death in the family death definitely throws everything for a loop, even when it’s expected. Sending virtual hugs to both of you — I know that it can be hard on the supportive spouse, too.

    • Thank you. It was definitely odd — I didn’t attend the funeral, so we were apart for a few days. It’s nice to be back in our usual routine, and have someone to talk to at bedtime, haha.

  2. Family comes first. We will be here when you have time.

    Looks like you were able to escape into books, which is a great stress release, at least for me.

    • Thank you. I’m trying to catch up this evening, but it’s taking me a bit!

      And yes, same! I always need to make time for books when I’m stressed.

  3. I’m sorry to hear about your wife’s grandfather!

    I can’t wait to read Emily Wilde. I’ve been meaning to but keep getting sidetracked, but I’m quite enthisiastic for it.

  4. I am sorry to hear about your wife’s grandfather passing. I’m curious to read your thoughts on We Could Be So Good. I was looking at the synopsis for that one and it sounds really good. Murder on Milverton Square sounds good too. I hope you like Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries if you decide to pick it up. I hope to read the sequel soon. I hope you have a good week, Nicky!

    • Thank you.

      I really liked We Could Be So Good! The relationship build up is lovely, and the way they figure out how to be pretty happy and secure no matter what.

  5. I’m sorry to hear about your wife’s grandfather. It’s hard to lose a loved one, even if it wasn’t unexpected. I’m glad that you managed to get your wife there in time, and that you were able get things done amid the chaos. I hope you both have a better week ahead!

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