And here we are again, it’s been another week! As with last week, I’ll be linking up with a few different posts: Reading Reality’s Stacking the Shelves, Caffeinated Reviewer’s The Sunday Post, and the Sunday Salon over at Readerbuzz. If you know of any other similar linkups, let me know; I’m eager to do some more socialising on blogs, after a quiet couple of years.
For me, it’s been a relatively quiet week: plenty of work and studying to do, but no major crises or something. I’ve been trying to get in plenty of reading time, so I can reach my goal of reading 400 books this year, but I’ve also had commitments to my raiding group in Final Fantasy XIV, etc. Slowly does it!
Books acquired this week:
Technically, I haven’t had any new books this week, but I still have parts of my massive haul from my holiday to show off. This time I’ll show off what I got from Bath’s branch of Waterstones, which surprised me by having a broader selection of classic crime than I’d usually expect in a Waterstones (which can vary a lot depending on the interests of local booksellers).
I also picked up a non-fiction book I’ve been eyeing for a while, and I’ll also include here a book I grabbed in Topping & Company and should’ve included in last week’s haul, but which got forgotten!
Which leaves my haul from Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, which I’ll put up next week!
Posts from this week:
I’m still posting quite a few reviews per week to keep up with my reading output, so here’s a quick roundup:
- The Black Spectacles, by John Dickson Carr (4/5 stars)
- Castles of the Welsh Princes, by Paul R. Davis (4/5 stars)
- Across the Green Grass Fields, by Seanan McGuire (3/5 stars)
- Evergreen Chase, by Juneau Black (3/5 stars)
- Adrift: The Curious Tale of the Lego Lost At Sea, by Tracey Williams (3/5 stars)
- Gideon Falls vol. 1: The Black Barn, by Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Dave Stewart (3/5 stars)
- Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far, by Paul Offit (4/5 stars)
And as well as reviews, I posted for the usual Top Ten Tuesday linkup with some non-fiction titles I’ve really enjoyed:
What I’m reading:
I’ve started quite a few books at once, trying to figure out what I’m feeling most right now. I most want to finish Kate Strasdin’s The Dress Diary of Mrs Anne Sykes, this weekend, and I’d like to finally get back into Deanna Raybourn’s The Impossible Impostor. Something about the latter just wasn’t working for me — mostly I wish they’d communicate, and also I’ve peeked ahead at the ending and it makes me sad.
I’ve finished quite a few books this week, so here’s a sneak peek at books I’ll be reviewing sometime soon:
Not pictured, a couple of my textbooks that I’m counting as read because yaaay, I’m pretty close to finishing up the courses. I’m counting them toward my reading goal, ’cause darn it, I read them — but I’ll spare the blog the review of Heymann’s Control of Communicable Diseases Manual.
So that’s me for the week; how’s everyone else doing?