Stacking the Shelves & The Sunday Post

Posted May 25, 2024 by Nicky in General / 3 Comments

It’s been a weird week. I got the rest of my assignment results (I did well on that too), but somehow I haven’t ended up doing much studying even though the exams are coming up very soon. I also got vaccinated on Thursday: it’s finally possible to buy a COVID vaccine in the UK, when you’re not eligible for the free service. I lost eligibility last year when they started excluding people with milder asthma, so I was glad to be able to get vaccinated again now. So I was a bit feverish on Friday, but of course it’s worth it.

Books acquired this week

I thought I hadn’t got anything, but turns out I’d preordered Marie Brennan’s new short story collection, and I got this month’s British Library Crime Classic, so there’s that!

Cover of A Breviary of Fire by Marie Brennan Cover of Before the Fact by Francis Iles

Before the Fact is an interesting one, very different to most classic crime — I’m looking forward to digging into it.

Reviews posted this week

Time for a quick roundup, as usual!

What I’m reading

This weekend I’m hoping to finish a few of the books I’ve had on the go for a while. First on my list is The History of the World in 100 Animals, by Simon Barnes, which I’ve been tucking into today. Maybe I’ll read some more manga as well — I’ve been reading Fairy Tail as a palate cleanser from all the serious stuff, and it’s fun, but I haven’t read much of it lately even though I’m in the middle of a story arc.

As usual, here’s a sneak peek of what I’ve been reading this week and plan to review on the blog soon; not a lot, this time!

Cover of The Doctor Who Fooled the World by Brian Deer Cover of The Ruin of a Rake by Cat Sebastian Cover of Writing on the Wall by Madeleine Pelling Cover of Sleeping Beauties by Andreas Wagner

And that’s it for me! How’s everyone doing?

Linking up with Reading Reality’s Stacking the Shelves, Caffeinated Reviewer’s The Sunday Post, and the Sunday Salon over at Readerbuzz, as usual!

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3 responses to “Stacking the Shelves & The Sunday Post

  1. Wow, you’ve managed to get me to add half a dozen new books to my TBR just from this one post. I’ve borrowed all The History of the World in 100 (blank) books I can find from my library, and also Sleeping Beauties!

  2. Good luck with your studying for exams. That can be hard sometimes. It’s good you got your vaccine. I think over the years I had 4 shots and then stopped and haven’t had one in a year or more. But had covid last October after a flight home from Italy!

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