My ‘Weekly Roundup’ is where I share the books I have received in the past week, whether bought, gifted, borrowed etc.
- Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers – I think I first spotted this one through following Felicia Day on Goodreads. I’m not sure how romance-y it is, so I don’t know how much I’ll like it, but we’ll see! It is about an assassin after all…
- She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick – I won this from Goodreads. I’ve seen it around a lot recently and heard some good things about it.
On Sunday, I got to meet Mary Beard!
I also just wanted to quickly share some photos from this Sunday, when I met Mary Beard at Cheltenham Literature Festival. If you’ve not heard of her before, she is a classicist and a Don at Cambridge University. She’s written some fantastic books and made some wonderful TV shows, and I really, really admire her.
Her talk was about her recent book, Confronting the Classics, and how the ancient world is often presented in the modern day. It was really fascinating, and I plan on getting hold of her book at some point – sadly the hardback is £25 and I can’t really afford it right now. I told her that I’d studied ancient history and archaeology, and my plans for the future: I want to be a museum curator. It was so wonderful to meet a big role model of mine!
I got her to sign my copies of Pompeii and It’s A Don’s Life, and she even added in an extra message after I told her of my plans! Now all of the books that I own written by her are signed – when I was working at the festival last year I picked up a signed copy of All in a Don’s Day. That was also the last day of the Cheltenham Literature Festival – now to look forward to next year’s line-up!
6 thoughts on “Weekly Roundup #32 + meeting Mary Beard!”
Grave Mercy started so good, I was really into it but then “something happened” and I DNF it.
Haha! I wonder what that something is… well I shall see. And I end up DNF’ing, it was only 50p!
Grave mercy is the best!
So that’s one vote for, and one vote against! ;D
I enjoyed Grave Mercy, though I did have some issues with it. I think the romance is the best part though… so hope you will enjoy it! 🙂 And so fab that you got to meet someone you admire so much!
Well if it’s a well-done romance, and there’s no insta-love or love triangles… then maybe I’ll like it ;)Yes, it was so exciting! =)