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Weekly Roundup #29


My ‘Weekly Roundup’ is where I share the books I have received in the past week, whether bought, gifted, borrowed etc.

I’m back from York! I had a great time staying with my friend, and I didn’t buy any books! I almost bought a book on Roman Britain in the Yorkshire Museum, but I kind of have enough of those already so managed to stop myself…


  • Elantris by Brandon Sanderson – I won Anya’s Brandon Sanderson giveaway, and chose Elantris as my prize as I felt like a standalone rather than a series – I have too many series to catch up with at the moment. Thank you Anya!
  • Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield – this is the first First Reads book that I’ve won in a year, so thank you Goodreads for this one.

And just a couple of things I bought in York…

Delicious strawberry and lychee tea from the Hebden Tea Company.

A York Lucky Glass Cat! They have different colours depending on your birth month. From York Glass.

And I got super excited to find this in the museum – there used to be a temple to Serapis in York, and Serapis is the god that I wrote my undergraduate dissertation on.

‘To the holy god Serapis, Claudius Hieronymanius, legate of the Sixth Legion Victorious, built this temple from the ground’

6 thoughts on “Weekly Roundup #29”

  1. Yay for Elantris! It’s been a while since I’ve read that book but I greatly enjoyed it πŸ™‚ And congrats on winning a copy of Bellman and Black, I’m greatly looking forward to reading that book xDAwesome that you went to a museum featuring artefacts from your research! It’s always cool when that happens, finally seeing something fro a time period you wrote a major research paper on πŸ™‚

    1. I’ve heard such good things about it! I haven’t actually read any Sanderson before but I do have another book of his to read.Yes – especially as my dissertation concerned only the stuff relating to Serapis in Alexandria, so coming across it in my own country is always nice (and surprising, he’s not very well known!).

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