Well, it’s been a while! I’m not going to do a full roundup, because it really has been too long, but this will serve as a placeholder for hopefully getting back to business as usual. So here’s a selection of books I got recently/for Christmas…
As ever, a pretty eclectic mix, and I look forward to ignoring them all equally while I reread older books… okay, okay, not really — I hope to read some of these very soon! But we all know what I’m like…
Well, folks, it’s been a couple of weeks since I did a roundup! I’m not going to try to be exhaustive here: I’ll post the covers of some of my new books, some of the books I’ve been reading, etc.
I keep thinking I’m on top of things and then things get on top of me again, but that’s 2020 for you. I’m trying to take it one step at a time. So that said, let’s get on with this!
A weird mix, as ever! I’m looking forward to Ruby especially. I know I won’t get to Return of the Thief for quite a while (I haven’t read Thick as Thieves yet)… but I’m looking forward to all these! I also got a copy of Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliott, from winning the SciFi Month giveaway — I forgot to grab an image of the cover, though! Thank you to imyril and Head of Zeus for this one.
Hey folks! How’s everyone been doing? I’ve been back at work and busying myself with trying to figure out some better work patterns, like only working during set hours and on a separate laptop. It feels kinda better… and having an offline lunchbreak at least three days in the week is meaning I get a bit more reading done!
I did also get well stuck into my studying, and am currently swearing at the depth in which I need to remember glycolysis/the Krebs cycle/oxidative phosphorylation. Blast!
Technically we got The Cloud Roads a while ago, but I don’t think I ever put the cover up, and it’s a nice set. And thank you to Tor for the eARC of Winter’s Orbit, which I’m looking forward to!
Greetings, folks! Well, my time off is over and I’ve been back to work for a couple of days… but I think I did manage to unwind a bit and figure out some better ways of having a work/life balance. I didn’t finish a lot of books, but I managed to go “as my Whimsy takes me” more than usual. So maybe I’ve de-stressed a bit!
On the other hand, my course has now started and I’ve added an hour or two of studying per day to my schedule. Yipes.
Yaaay! Thanks so much to the person who bought me Cemetery Boys. <3
Greetings, folks! This weekend’s roundup has been delayed by extreme laziness during my holiday (although laziness is perhaps the wrong word when I spent ~2.5 hours climbing up onto the moors today). How’s everyone?
Good evening, folks! It’s been a better week for me, with my anxiety medication kicking in and lots of reading getting done. No new books this week, but I’m expecting some from Portal Bookshop any day now…
Greetings, folks! I keep saying I’m going to have a break from buying books, but somehow… Not that I’m complaining! It’s been a quiet week, but not because I haven’t been reading — it’s just been a couple of slower books.
I’ve been anticipating Fake Law and Entangled Life for a while now, but the other two were impulse buys based on a) an email campaign I somehow got signed up to which talks about UBI, and b) being interested in brains and the weird things they do.
I also got a new review copy of a book which sounds like a potentially fascinating microhistory:
Very micro, in this case… (Yes, I do think I’m funny.)