Booking Ahead/Weekly Wrap Up

Posted On 25 September 2022

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Sunday Post

I’m trying to get back into the habit of doing a round-up of the week just completed and also take a look at my plans for the forthcoming week.  I rather got out of the habit of doing this but I would like to reinstate this type of post as I feel it keeps me on track.  So, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post over at Kimberly’s  Caffeinated Reviewer.  Without further ado:

Books read this week:

Well, I mentioned I was having a little break – now I’m back.  I’m still listening to Babel by RF Kuang.  I also mentioned this isn’t a book that’s easy to power through. I’m about halfway through and I have mixed feelings.  On the one hand it’s a joy, well written, interesting, informative, packed with intelligence.  On the other hand, well, there’s not a great deal going on at this point. I’m still reading All of Our Demise by Christine Herman and Amanda Foody which is only going slowly because I decided to press on with my SPFBO books – the ones I’ve decided to carry forward.  I’ve read three, I’m half way through the fourth and so hopeful to have read all my potential SFs by the end of the week.  Updates and reviews will soon follow but, fingers crossed, I should be exchanging SFs with my partners the Critiquing Chemist very soon.

Next Week’s Reads:

So, complete the two books above and then take my pick of the goodies below.

Reviews Posted since my last Sunday Post:


7 Responses to “Booking Ahead/Weekly Wrap Up”

  1. Tammy

    Welcome back😁 I’m very curious about Babel. I’ve seen some gushing reviews and I’ve seen some dnfs, now I don’t know what to think. I can’t wait to read your review!

    • aquavenatus

      I hate to say it like this, but it seems many of the readers who either DNF or gave it low ratings were not “the intended audience.” I read some of those low tier reviews. Some of the readers have “valid” reasons for not enjoying books such as “Babel,” but several more complain about how those books made “people who looked like them” feel. There are times when a book is well-written and has an excellent story, but some of the audience cannot “comprehend” the narrative.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I thought it was an incredible piece of work. Its well reseached, interesting and beautifully written. I think some readers might find it a little slow paced and without doubt the fantasy elements are very low key but It is a very good book.
      Lynn 😀

  2. aquavenatus

    Most of these books are on my immediate TBR, and I’m looking forward to reading all of them. I’m looking forward to reading your reviews too because I know you’ll finish reading those books before I do.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I just have All Of Our Demise to finish and a couple of reviews to complete.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Greg

    A Dowry of Blood and Spells for Forgetting both look awesome.

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