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Blog Tour Review - Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Blog Tour Review - Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky To fix the world they first must break it further. Humanity is a dying breed, utterly reliant on artificial labor and service. When a domesticated robot gets a nasty little idea downloaded into their core programming, they murder their owner. The robot then discovers they can also do something else they never did before: run away. After fleeing the household, they enter a wider world they never knew existed, where the age-old hierarchy of humans at the top is disintegrating, and a robot ecosystem devoted to human wellbeing is finding a new purpose. There is so much to love in Service Model, but one of the things I most love about it is the peculiar blend of charming innocence and insightful cynicism. Uncharles the domestic robot is such a simple soul (though he would state that he has no soul and this is an inaccurate description). He approaches the end of the world with optimism and hope, or whatever equivalent to these emotions h

The Eleventh Day of Blogmas - Bookish Naughty List Tag

This is a day late coming to you. My internet connection has been playing up badly. So just pretend it's still the eleventh day of Blogmas until I get back on track.

I was tagged in this book tag by Jenn so I'm going to have to give it  go! So I need to tick all of these naughty (bookish) things I've done, to see if I am on the naughty or nice list this year.

Received an ARC and not reviewed it - I've only ever received 3 ARCs, but I've only actually read two of them. I reviewed The Fandom. Sky Song I finished just today, and I will absolutely review it, but I did get a copy of Orphan Monster Spy in a goody bag and I haven't even looked at it.

Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley - I've not registered on Netgalley so I'm going to pass on that one.

Rated a book on goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did) - No, I haven't done this yet, though I'm sure I will.

Folded down the page of a book - Definitely not!

Accidentially spilled on a book - I'm always really careful with my books, so no. Well, there is my bird guide, but I'm not sure being taken up a mountain in a blizzard and getting soaked through really counts as accidental spillage, does it? It has its own dry-bag now to protect what's left of it.

DNF a book this year - I've finished every book I started. I honestly can't remember the last book I didn't finish.

Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it - Well, there is that special collectors edition of A Darker Shade of Magic, the signed one. I've got no intention of reading that, when I've got the paperback one sitting on the shelf.

Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework) - No, happily my time is pretty much my own, and if I choose to spend all day reading then I'm clearly not meant to be doing anything else. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Skim read a book - Erotica doesn't count, does it?

Completely missed your Goodreads goal - Never set one.

Borrowed a book and not returned it - I'm very careful about my bookshelves. Nothing goes onto the shelf if it's not my book, so anything I borrow sits around and gets in the way until I return it.

Broke a book buying ban - Okay, so I said that I wasn't going to buy any more books for myself until I'd finished all my Christmas shopping. But how was I to know that Holly Bourne was coming to Newcastle for a book launch party? It would have just been rude to not buy her book and get it signed.

Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about - No, but give it time.

Wrote in a book you were reading - What am I? The half-blood prince? Who would do such a thing?

Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads - Yeah, I'm just getting used to Goodreads and I'm trying, but it's a hard habit to get into.

So that's just four out of fifteen, and a few extenuating circumstances that should work in my favour I think. Hopefully Santa will agree and I'll get some books in my stocking!

Thanks to Jenn, for this fun tag. I'm going to tag the Northern Book Bloggers.



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