Alien mathematician takes over the body of human mathematician with the intent of destroying evidence of a mathematical theory. Alien-as-human finds humans disgusting and baffling, but grows to like Newton the dog. The Humans by Matt Haig is a hilariously critical satire of a social commentary, because thinking about it, society really makes no sense … Continue reading The Humans (Matt Haig)
It may seem far too early to be thinking about Christmas gifts, but as I am making them all this year, I'm a little worried I'm starting too late! I have been quite happily knitting in my lunch hour, or while watching Pointless before dinner or any other spare five minutes really. Unfortunately these are … Continue reading Reading lists, knitting and Christmas approaches!
Today is the second chilly day that makes me think Autumn is really approaching. And once again, I have forgotten to knit myself the big fluffy chunky knit blanket I have been promising myself since I learnt how to knit. But it's ok, I have a big snuggly jumper (shop bought alas) to snuggle down … Continue reading Blankets and books
I've been seeing the Tearling series in bookshops for years, but it was only recently (on a day long expedition to the library) that I actually picked up Queen of the Tearling, first in the series. The blurb sounds like it could be very hit or miss. "It was on her nineteenth birthday that the … Continue reading Queen of the Tearling (Tearling #1) Erika Johansen
As a lover of folklore and fairytales, Uprooted by Naomi Novik has been on my list for quite a while now, just waiting for me to get around to it. And after reading The Bear and the Nightingale a week or two ago, I was reminded that this was on my list - so thank … Continue reading Uprooted (Naomi Novik)
"From the ground we stand. From our ships we live. By the stars, we hope." Record of a Spaceborn Few is the "third" book in the Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers. the long way to a small angry planet was my second favourite read of 2017, and I recently went to a "Conversation with Becky … Continue reading Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers #3) (Becky Chambers)
Thank you, Goodreads, for adding to my TBR list, she says sarcastically, slightly grumpily trying to find some of said new additions at her local library with varying degrees of success. I didn't realise that Goodreads did these genre weeks until I saw Mark Lawrence and V.E.Schwab posting about something on twitter. Even then I … Continue reading Sci Fi & Fantasy Week on Goodreads