Stacking the Shelves & The Sunday Post

Posted February 10, 2024 by Nicky in General / 36 Comments

I’ve had a busy busy week with writing an assignment — sometimes I wonder why I like studying so much, ha! I think after this degree I’m going to take a break for a couple of years… but I’ve said that before.

Anyway, time to show what I’ve been up to in the reading realm.

As usual, 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:

…Nothing! I know, it’s unusual for me, but I’m really trying to behave myself and read the books I have as well as hungrily acquiring. Plus, I need to build up some buffer on my Beeminder goal so that I can get stacks and stacks of books next time I arrange a meetup with my friend from FFXIV.

(Hey Prof, are you reading this? March sometime maybe?!)

Posts from this week:

As usual, here’s a roundup of the reviews I’ve posted this week:

Other posts:

What I’m reading:

This week I started on a chonker from my backlog, James Suzman’s Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time, which is no doubt going to take up a good amount of time this weekend. I’m also planning to just go ahead and reread The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System from the start, because there are some details I find myself irritatingly forgetting. Reading the first book or two, I didn’t know I was going to love it so much!

And here’s a sneak peek at the books I’ve finished this week that I plan to review on the blog:

Cover of Soonish by Zach & Kelly Weinersmith Cover of Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett Cover of Someone From The Past by Margot Bennett Cover of Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews

Cover of The October Faction by Steve Niles et al Cover of The October Faction vol 2 by Steve Niles et al Cover of The October Faction vol 3 by Steve Niles et al Cover of The October Faction vol 4 by Steve Niles et al Cover of The October Faction vol 5 by Steve Niles et al

And that’s it for this week! How’s everyone else doing? Reading anything good?

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36 responses to “Stacking the Shelves & The Sunday Post

    • So far I’m finding it interesting, though really it hasn’t reflected on modern “work” at all yet — it’s been discussing how humans have viewed work throughout very early history. I’m curious if it’s going to talk about modern work at all!

      This is my fourth(!) degree, and mostly I thrive on learning stuff… but around assignment/exam time, sometimes the stress gets a bit much.

  1. An interesting mix of books. I liked Emily Wilde books 1 and 2 and am looking forward to the 3rd one being written/published! I’m trying to cut down on signing up for Blog Tours and generally getting new books but it is tough there is a rumour that our library is under threat of being closed – as are all of them in the County – so I’m trying to get regular books from there!

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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    • Oh no! Library closures are the worst. I volunteered in a community-run library that’d grown up after the branch library closed… but it was tough to keep it alive with no funding.

    • I’ve bounced around a fair bit… my first two degrees were in English Literature, then I did a biology degree, and now I’m doing a degree in infectious diseases. I was also tempted by a classics degree (with learning Greek or Latin), or one on the science of mental health… so tempting!

  2. I admire your restraint in adding to your TBR stacks, but with that motivation, I imagine it isn’t as hard as it would be otherwise! I hope you are enjoying your reading! I look forward to reading the second Emily Wilde book. I really enjoy Ilona Andrews’ books but am terribly behind in the series of theirs I have started. Story of my life. I hope you have a great week!

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