Greetings, folks, from the end of a busy week! I can’t promise I’ll be under less stress going forward, but my work life will be a little simpler, which is something! How’re you all doing?
Early birthday presents from Portal Bookshop! 💙 I have actually read Witchmark before and liked but didn’t love it, but something’s been itching at me lately and I’d like to try it again — and read the rest of the series. So this was lovely.
Worldwide Book Giveaway:I’ll be choosing one random person who replies to this tweet to receive one book of their choice. I’ll do the draw on the 21st.
UK Book Giveaway:I’m choosing three random people who respond to this tweet to receive a book of their choice via Portal Bookshop. Plus, some other folks are signing up to buy a random person a book, so I think so far there are five chances to win. Also drawn on the 21st!
Buy Someone A Book:If you’re interested in joining in with buying a book for a random Twitter user, you can sign up to join in by replying to this tweet. When the time comes, I’ll pick a random winner for you, and get you two connected so you can sort out the purchase. I’ll let you know who you’re buying for on the 21st, with the help of my trusty RNG.
And that’s everything!
So, any good books joined your TBR this week? Thrown any books against the wall in anger? How’s reading going in general?
Happy Saturday! I’m in the middle of watching the Wales v Argentina rugby game, with a British and Irish Lions game to follow later. So much rugby. <3 And books! It’s my day off, so it’s a good day for reading — and I haven’t been doing much of that this week!
I’ve had my eye on this one for a while. It’s actually releasing in hardback in the UK… but Bookshop.org have some paperback editions from a different press, and I snapped one up when I saw it was less than £10!
Received to review:
I was pretty fascinating by a book about working on dictionaries recently (by Kory Stamper), so a book about indices is more exciting to me than it sounds. And The Bone Wars sounds like a lot of fun.
I swear, I have the best intentions about keeping up with everything and posting here, but with some of my job stuff changing at the moment… well! It’s a busy time, again, as ever. Will I ever not be busy? I’ll let you know once I’ve just finished this one thing…
Anyway, this should be a quick update — no books added to my shelves, and no reviews to highlight, so it’s just the books I’ve read this week and then I’ll see myself out…
Read this week:
After the Dragons is really my highlight this week: quiet and tender, but with an ache of grief all through it. I recommend it.
And that’s all for me this week! How’s everyone doing?
Good afternoon! I ran out of pre-scheduled posts this week, and promptly ran headfirst into a busy time… but the backlog of reviews will be back soon, promise. In the meantime, I did get some new books!
Received to review
Thanks as ever to the publishers for these! I feel like Dead Silence is more my wife’s thing than mine, but we share a Kindle account so there won’t be any jealousy…
Yesss, Subtle Blood is out — now I can start this trilogy! Have faithfully bought each book on release day, and the paperbacks as soon as possible… but until the HEA was assured, I couldn’t tuck in.
I’m also keen to read Honeycomb; I actually had an eARC through the Secret Readers programme, except then they decided to withdraw that month’s books early without explanation when I was 20% of the way through. It was infuriating.
Read this week
And that’s all for this week! How’s everyone doing? Got anything good this week?
Saturday again! It comes round so quickly. No real news from me this week, so straight into the book haul that I accidentally acquired…
Received to review
I always enjoy Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s ideas — only one of her books has seriously clicked with me, but I enjoy them anyway.
Stacking the Shelves
A real mix, as usual! I’m excited about Black Water Sister and The Jasmine Throne, in particular; I’ve been wanting to get my hands on those for a while now, since I first heard about them. Likewise The Fabric of Civilization, actually — ever since I was going on a tear of reading books about sewing and textiles, at the start of the year.
The most impulsive purchase was Seashaken Houses, which would not usually be my thing. Something about the idea of a book about lonely lighthouses built onto rocky reefs got under my skin, apparently. I’ve gone with the whim and started reading it right away!
Books read this week
Not a big reading week — or a big finishing week, at least: I’m halfway through seven books at once!