So I had my radioiodine therapy a couple of weeks ago, I’m still slightly radioactive but apart from a bit of tiredness I haven’t noticed any ill effects. I also found a new job, so my levels of reading will definitely be dropping off soon. But that’s OK because I read a ton of books in January and am well ahead on challenges.

I have not gained any exciting new superpowers. 😞

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On the blog:

On My Radar: February

Review: The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler

Books read:


Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree

This was cute but I was a little underwhelmed based on how many five star reviews I’ve seen. Everything was resolved so easily, and I’m not sure explaining it away by a magic stone really worked for me.

  • Popsugar # 41. A book written during NaNoWriMo

A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo

I was a bit disappointed this is set so far after Last Night at the Telegraph Club and barely mentioned those characters. Not a huge fan of the cheating plot but I think it’s handled OK. Aria’s relationship with her grandmother was a highlight.

  • ATY # 4. A book with an interracial relationship

Lore Olympus Volume Two by Rachel Smythe

I’d forgotten most of the first volume but that didn’t really matter. I liked how it brought up the age difference between Hades and Persephone.

  • Popsugar # 6. A book about a forbidden romance

[ARC] The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler

Lot’s to think about in this story about consciousness, AI and octopuses. Read my full review here.

  • ATY # 3. A book that fits a suggestion that didn’t make the 2023 list (a book related to Animal Crossing)
  • ATY Rejects: A book set on an island
  • Nadine’s Mini Challenge # 8. A book set on an island

[ARC] You Are Here by Eva Woods

I requested this one because the character shares my name, and the author put her full name in a lot. Or did I just notice it because it was like she was judging me?! All about how each decision sends life on a different path, I thought it might be more fun than it was.

  • Popsugar # 40. A book by an author with the same initials as you

Wolf Pack by Will Dean

Listened to the wonderful audiobook narration by Maya Lindh as always. This one is about a group of preppers, and also deals with the emotional aftermath of the Bad Apples cliffhanger.

  • ATY # 11. A book about a person/character with a disability

cover: you are here Cover: Wolf Pack


I’ve spent a lot of time just building little scenic areas in Planet Zoo. I’m not very good at building actual buildings, so my zoos are all low budget, natural materials style. I find it all very relaxing.

Planet Zoo in game screenshot - pond surrounded by foliage

I built an amazing walkthrough for the lemurs and they all just sit there with their backs turned to the guests. How rude. I guess it was raining…

Planet Zoo in game screenshot of lemurs sitting with their backs to the crowd

Books acquired:

Bought – Digital:

Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes (audiobook)

In the Blink of an Eye by Jo Callaghan (audiobook)

Better Than Fiction by Alexa Martin

Now She is Witch by Kirsty Logan

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

Control by Adam Rutherford

For Review:

The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler (Orion)

My Murder by Katie Williams (Headline)