Weekly Wrap-Up: 10 November 2017

Weekly Wrap-Up


Happy Friday!  The weather is finally getting cold here in the UK — I have to wear a scarf to work!  Winter is truly coming, you guys, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Unfortunately with winter comes colds.  I’ve been behind on reading and things due to an icky cold that knocked out my entire team — I was the last to get it.  Despite that, I did do a bit of reading this week.


Book I read



The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

I bought this at an event with the author last Friday.  It was certainly an interesting read — it’s a much quieter book than most YA fantasy out here.  The worldbuilding was lovely, the imperfect heroine a delightful breath of fresh air, and the overall plot was so refreshing.  The fact that it is a quiet book means it is a ‘love it or hate it’ kind of book, and I think some of the criticisms are unfair.  I didn’t think it was a perfect book, but it was a really lovely read and I’ve already picked up the second in the series.


Books I am currently reading


Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K. Dick

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

I’m working my way through my first ever read of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the book that inspired the film Blade Runner.  I’m honestly not that far yet, but have plans to push through a fair bit this weekend!

I picked up Murder on the Orient Express last night on a whim.  My mum is a huge fan of crime fiction, so we used to watch the old Hercule Poirot tv show. Murder on the Orient Express is one that stood out to me as a kid (and of course, that means I remember who the killer is), but I’m really looking forward to reading this book and getting the full experience.  I’m pretty sure this is the second Agatha Christie book I’ve ever read, and I’m not even sure I should count the first one — I don’t even remember what it was!


Books I bought


The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

The Falconer by Elizabeth May

A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

OKAY I know that in my November TBR I said that I wasn’t going to buy any more books until the end of the year (with the exception of Oathbringer).  But I was at an author event and then I was at Waterstones Piccadilly.  Give me a break.



It’s officially Christmas in the I Should Read That household, as I begged to put the tree up on the 5th (it didn’t take much convincing).  The kitties have their Santa hats, my list of presents to buy steadily grows, and I’m pulling together my own wish list.  




I have been getting some weird reactions from people on my personal Facebook for having my tree up so early, so from now until April 2018, you’ll be able to see my damn tree in every single YouTube video I post!  

Also if you complain about my own home being Christmassy, I’m going to sneak into your house and decorate the shit out of it.  Also, possibly ridicule you for being a jerk. 


Santa Paws


So that’s it for this week!  What have you been reading?  Did you get any new books?  Let me know!

9 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up: 10 November 2017

    1. I thought I was going to make it through without getting sick! I catch everything that goes through the office and I thought this was my chance to beat the odds! Nope!

      HA! I fully support this decision of yours. Christmas is the best time of year!

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      1. It totally is! There’s a radio station that plays 24/7 Christmas music and it started yesterday. The first voice I heard was Bing Crosby and my heart melted! Me and my son also started watching Christmas movies last night. Classic – The Santa Clause!

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  1. I’m so glad you mentioned The Sin Eater’s Daughter. I’ve been wanting to read it for ages – the premise sounds really interesting – but so far I’ve been put off by some of the reviews I’ve seen. After what you’ve said, though, I’m definitely going to give it a go 🙂

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    1. It’s a strange one, but I really enjoyed it. Judging from the poorer reviews, I think it’s best to go into it knowing that it’s not a Throne of Glass, kickass style of book. I did enjoy it though, I hope you end up giving it a shot!


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