Weekly Preview 29/11/20

Hello everyone, this week has been hectic for me. I’ve got an interview for the University of Cambridge, and so I’ve been preparing for that. Along side this, I’m desperately trying to finish the first draft of my EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) about Universal Basic Income by the end of the month. I need to write at 5000 word dissertation at a standard near undergraduate level. I’ll let you how that goes next week.

I reviewed Mockingbird and The Priory Of The Orange Tree this week, both of which I loved. Definitely some of my favourite books I’ve read this month.

As Tuesday is the first day of December, expect a wrap-up of how November has been then. After that, on Wednesday, I’ll review The City Of Brass, which I finished this week. Once again I really enjoyed it. I seem to be going through a spell of excellent books.

I got a free copy of Apparent Horizon from Rosie which I intend to read this week, and if I’m lucky, maybe I’ll actually read Pompeii. The issue I’m having is that whenever I am deciding what to read, I have the option of reading a physical book, or on my shiny new e-reader. The e-reader wins every time. I’m sure this will be different when the novelty wears off, but I love having all the books I’ve been wanting to read, but don’t have a physical copy of, at my fingertips. Sorry Pompeii!

Do you have any book you’re really looking forward to on your TBR?

Weekly Preview 22/11/20

Hello everyone! Hope you’ve had a great week. I’ve absolutely been loving having an e-reader, which I got for my birthday on Monday. My school has also requested that all of year 13 stay home due to COVID cases being found in the school. This is great for my personal learning, because I haven’t been in school since March, and I now get my lessons online.

On the other hand, it does mean that my upcoming mocks in January might be my actual grades if the government cancels exams again, so I need to ace them. This means more revision and less time for reading. I’m going to try to still review 2-3 books a week, but you’ll know why if I don’t achieve that.

The past week has been another good one in terms of reviews. I posted articles on We, Sapiens and Synthetic Selection, as well as the next week of my review of The Color Purple.

At the moment I’m in the middle of both The Priory Of The Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon and Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig. Longtime followers will know how much I love Wendig’s stuff, and once again he hasn’t disappointed. I’m also loving Priory because one of my absolute favourite genres in court intrigue.

I still want to read Pompeii, but I’ve been distracted by other books so far. I’m not sure I’ll get to it this week either, but I’m going to try.

Stay safe and keep reading!

Weekly Preview 8/11/20

Hi everyone. Hopefully you’ve had a good week. I haven’t got through as much reading as I would have liked this week, as I’ve been distracted by the US election. However, I did review Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children and Wasteland last week.

I only got partway through We this week, and I’m hoping to finish it in the next few days. I also read Jonah as a second book for the #RRABC, and should have a review written for Tuesday.

I’m also taking a deep dive into the first part of The Color Purple on Friday as part of my new weekly post Slow Reads. Use the link if you’re interested to learn more about it.

Looking to what else I might read this week, I’m thinking of starting Pompeii by Robert Harris since I liked Imperium so much. Hopefully I’ll get the time.

Let me know your plans for the week.

~Rickettts