Monday, 18 March 2019

A Naked Giant and Other Stories...

IMWAYR is hosted by The Book Date.

This is two weeks of round-up again... Last weekend we went camping in Dorset, the first time we've slept in the tent with Scully. Once she got her creature comforts (she's a blankie fiend) she seemed to enjoy it.

Cerne Abbas Giant

Otherwise we nearly blew off the cliff at West Bay (not far from the place where it broke off last week) and walked across the hills to see a big naked man with an erection. That'd be the Cerne Abbas Giant, thought to be from the 18th century. We took a bit of a wrong turn and ended up at the top of Giant Hill, where my glasses blew off. I can just imagine the people at the bottom looking up at the giant and seeing us floundering about in the wind. Haha!

Anyway, it was nice to get out the house for a weekend. The garden now has green sprouts appearing and the peach tree has three blossoms. If they all pollinate, I'll have one more peach than last year!

On the blog, I compiled a list of a whopping 27 April releases that I'm interested in. I've also signed up for the next Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon on the 6th April.


This Fortnight I Finished:


The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty ☆☆☆☆
Read my full review.

ATY: 18. A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table

Do You Dream of Terra Two? by Temi Oh ☆☆☆☆
Set in an alternate 2012 where Britain has its own space programme, this is a character driven story about a group of young astronauts on their way to a new planet. It's very much about coming to terms with their decisions to leave their lives behind as well as dealing with living in close quarters with others for the first time.

POPSUGAR: 16. A book with a question in the title

The Rosewater Insurrection by Tade Thompson ☆☆☆☆
Lots of new characters thrown into the mix in the second book in the Wormwood trilogy. The alien dome is in trouble and I loved finding out a bit more about the Homians as well as continued life in independence-seeking Rosewater. I should be reviewing it properly this week.

ATY: 17. A speculative fiction


The Steel Prince by V.E. Schwab + Andrea Olimpieri ☆☆☆
A prequel comic to the Shades of Magic books. It was great to visit Maxim's past but this story seemed a little simple. The colouring was on the murky side, not sure if that was just the printing of my edition, but I would have liked it to be more vibrant.

Eat Up by Ruby Tandoh ☆☆☆☆
Common sense from the former GBBO contestant on our relationships with food and how we should follow our appetites not the latest fad diets.

ATY: 47. A book related to food

POPSUGAR: 16/52
ATY: 16/52
Goodreads: 31/100


This Fortnight's Reviews:


The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty ☆☆☆☆

The Salt Path by Raynor Winn ☆☆☆

The River by Peter Heller ☆☆☆☆

Currently:

Reading: Happy Girl Lucky by Holly Smale
Listening to: The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton

Scully the Labrador enjoying camping

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good, if windy, break.

    Have a great reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

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  2. In reading Rosewater Insurrection right now and loving it so far😁

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  3. I had a bit of a giggle at your description of the giant!

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