It’s nearly Christmas! I’m so excited to give my family their presents, I might explode! I’ve done a better job of keeping secrets than I normally do, at least… How’s everyone doing? Are you celebrating Christmas or an equivalent holiday, or is it just an ordinary day/week/month for you? Whatever it is, I wish you safe, happy and warm.
Like our bunnies, safely at the bunny hotel without us. But since we’re apart, here’s a picture of the two of them cuddling, last week.
Perhaps a slightly odd combination… but I’m looking forward to all three.
Hello everyone! It’s been a long week, but it’s better than last week. I have my money back from Paypal, for one… Busy week ahead too; I’ve got an assignment due, and me and my wife are travelling to the UK (from Belgium) to spend Christmas with my parents. So much to do!
Received to review
Yay, Ursula Le Guin! I didn’t really expect to be approved for this, so I’m happy. Must read it stat, of course. The other one sounded intriguing from the summary, so we’ll see how that goes…
Books read this week
Not a very productive week, reading-wise! Oops. All of these get four stars, though!
Good morning, folks! It hasn’t been the greatest week for me, since a scammer of some sort took over my Ebay account and spent most of my money. But I’ve tried to keep my mood up by finally spending a couple of Amazon vouchers I’d been saving, and reading whatever I felt like instead of sticking to a firm rule.
A bit of a random assemblage, I know!
Books read this week:
Four stars: Herding Cats, Suspicious Minds, Three Stones Make A Wall, The Statues that Walked. Three stars: Dark Sky.
Good morning, folks! Yesterday I was at Boekenfestijn in Mechelen, which was fun, though a little disappointing in terms of the English language selection (but you know, I didn’t expect tons). So I have one new book and one to review.
New to the shelves
I’ve been meaning to read The Cold Between for ages, so I’m glad I found it at Boekenfestijn. And I’ve been meaning to try Redick’s work, too, so that works out well too!
Read this week
Four stars: Strange Practice, Raven Stratagem, Wonderful Life. Three stars: The Godless.
Good morning, folks! As I write this, I’m about to take the little mister to the vet for what might be a fungal infection, so you get an adorable picture of him with my ereader — which he somehow turned on while I was out of the room…
“Yes? You are disturbing my reading.”
Update: it is not a fungal infection. He’s just an idiot.
Got these through being a patron of Ursula Vernon’s on Patreon! Woo.
Read this week
Four stars: The Dragonbone Chair, Swordspoint.
Three stars: The Stars are Legion, Locust, The Horns of Ruin, Imagining Head-Smashed-In.
Good morning, folks! It’s been a busy week around here with assignments and such, but I managed to get very good marks in my Infectious Diseases class, so I’m super pleased.
You may have noticed, if you’re a follower of this blog, that I now have Amazon and Book Depository affiliate links — general ones in my sidebar, and specific ones on each book. If you’re not in the US or the UK, my affiliate links should redirect to the same book on your local site if you’re in Germany, France, Italy, Spain or Canada. At this point I’m not planning on enabling ads or anything like that, and there’ll be nothing more intrusive or obvious than the affiliate links I’ve just implemented.
I 100% understand anyone who doesn’t want to use Amazon and Amazon-owned companies to buy books, but if you do and you use my affiliate links, I get a 5% commission on whatever you order. I plan to put any money I earn back into this blog, either through buying books to review or just by using it to keep my URL and pay for WordPress plug-ins or whatever. If it doesn’t work out, well, never mind! If it does, I get a little back for the amount of time I put into this blog.
If you sat through that, you deserve a treat, so here’s a bunny picture even though I’m with them at the moment!
Whaddya mean you can see me?
Looking forward to reading more of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s work! And I couldn’t resist the cover of Blood Binds the Pack, though I still need to read the first book…
Books read this week
Five stars: Castles. Four stars: Pantomime, Abaddon’s Gate, Cleopatra’s Heir and Camelot’s Sword. Three stars: The Viral Storm, The Essex Serpent.
I have all of one book to feature this week, and it’s not even one I bought! Yep, I passed through London and did not buy a book ‘for the road’ (for the Eurostar), and now I’m back in Belgium where the chocolate is good and the books are expensive.
Received to review:
I quite enjoyed The Darkest Part of the Forest, as I recall, so I’m interested to follow Holly Black’s new foray into Faerie.
Read this week:
Four stars: Zika: The Emerging Epidemic. Three stars: Goldilocks and the Water Bears, The Earth After Us, Summerlong and Futureland.
Absolutely no new books this week, which means this is officially an UNstacking the Shelves week! For those who haven’t been around for that before, it’s a week where I showcase the books I’ve cleared from my shelves — I’ve just read ’em all, so please don’t tell me to enjoy them or I’ll know you haven’t read my post at all, and I’ll be sad!
First, this is my last weekend away from the bunnies for a while, so have two photos to celebrate!
Reading the paper over dinner
Books read this week:
Four stars to: Provenance,Friday’sChild and The Gracekeepers. Three stars to: What On Earth Evolved? … In Brief? and The Silver Wind. Two stars to: The Other Log of Phileas Fogg and The Rabbit Back Literature Society.