I am still so far behind in writing my reviews that I have started actively avoiding them! So instead I am resurrecting Tag Tuesday. Scotland is still very much under lock down and while things are starting to plan to reopen it looks like I will be working from home for a good time to come. So what better tag to do than the Stay at home book tag. I was tagged by the amazing Danni at For Book Sake. She is one of my closest blogger friends and I would encourage you all to go check out her blog if you don’t know her already!
Laying In Bed: A Book You Read In A Day
This was a hard one as I usually dot in smaller books into my TBR which I regularly devour in just a few hours, any Agatha Christie I usually finish in a day or Novellas such as Seanan Mcguaire’s Wayard Chrildren series or Martha Well’s Murderbot diaries. But Guards! Guards! was the last book I finished in a day. His books are just so funny and fast paced you can’t help but fly through them
Snacking: A Guilty Pleasure Read
City of Bones
I am currently re-reading this as part of my Shadowhunter Saturdays project. I really have to admit that while this book is far from a literary marvel (don’t come for me- it just isn’t) I do love reading them! It is comforting like a cheesy TV show that you just want to gasp at and have fun with. I hope the rest of the series is the same as it will be a lot of fun.
Netflix: A Series You Want To Start
The fifth season
This has been on my TBR shelves for far too long. I own the whole series and I love Jemisin’s writing! I know I will just want to binge these one after the other so its finding the time! Soon, very soon.
Deep Clean: A Book That’s Been On Your TBR Forever
I have had this on my shelves for a good long while but never really dived in. I need to be in a specific mood for sci-fi and I just haven’t reached for this one when I have despite hearing good things.
Animal Crossing: A Book You Bought Because Of The Hype
Six of Crows
This was one of booktubes darlings when I bought it and I had yet to read any of Bardugo’s work but I am so glad I did. I enjoyed the Grishaverse books and while I enjoyed the Crooked kingdom more than Six of crows it was still a great book. There are not enough Heist books out there and I love a good heist.
Productivity: A Book You Learned From Or Had An Impact On You
Honestly It has been a long time since I have sat down and read non-fiction for fun. I spend a lot of my time reading scientific papers as part of my job. As a research scientist I am constantly learning it is a core of the job so when I read it is for escapism. My non-fiction consumption tends to come through watching documentaries more than reading.
Though I tend to love fiction that does its research too. I love those that route themselves in accuracy of a historical event such as the Chronicles of st Mary’s which is a bit like the horrible history books for adults all wrapped up in the fictional narrative. Those that pose the question of what it means to be human, like the works of John Scalzi which questions conscience or Martha Well’s Murderbot series. Or a well built world that takes science and runs with it to create fantastical worlds.
FaceTime: A Book You Were Gifted
It was my birthday last week so I have received a large number of books from the awesome bookish community so instead of talking about just one here I will be doing a big thank you book haul post later in the month.
Self Care: One Thing You’ve Done Recently To Look After Yourself
Honestly, it was taking time off! My workload has actually increase during this time of working from home. As I am a computational Biologist everything I work on is computer based and doesn’t require lab time. As the rest of the research group I work with has moved into “dry” projects as we call them (not conducted in a lab) my support for students and colleagues has increased. I am also in the process of winding down one contract and moving to another university. Taking time off to just allow myself to not be doing anything I class as productive is really difficult for me. So doing that over my birthday was one of the best gifts I could give myself. The guilt free opportunity to just be lazy!
Bonus: An Upcoming Release You’re Looking Forward To
A Declaration of the rights of Magicians
H. G . Parry
I Loved H.G Parry’s debut and I will not stop shouting about The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep (check out my Review) So this is highly anticipated for me. I do have an eARC and my review will be going live very soon!
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