packetcat reads 2022 Week 2 – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Pages: 381
Purchased from: Kobo

A lovely dark fairy tale set in the Russian wilderness. I love how the author borrows from Russian mythology and folk tales to weave a narrative that doesn’t feel like a well trodden path. It occasionally borrows tropes from the fairy tale genre but the book never relies on the tropes to carry the narrative.

I’ve added the sequel to my wishlist but I will save reading it for later!

What I’ve Read This Week (January 10 2022 to January 16 2022)

packetcat reads 2022 Week 1 – Vicious by V. E. Schwab

This is the first week of these posts! I am doing a 2022 challenge of reading one book a week.

Vicious is a very interesting take on the superhero genre. I am normally not a fan of superhero fiction and I was initially not particularly into the premise of the book but as the story developed I became increasingly intrigued and I couldn’t put it down.

The feud between the protagonist and the antagonist builds up throughout the novel in an organic way and by the time the book ends, the final “showdown” felt like a true epic superhero battle.

A fantastic start to my year of reading!

What I’ve Read This Week (January 3 2022 to January 9 2022)

A Transition

After many years of using as my primary blogging presence on the internet I have decided to change domains to a new one that I think represents me more nowadays.

After months of choice paralysis on what domain should be the new one, I settled on as the one I wanted to use. I would also like to thank the fediverse for their assistance with my choice!

A new year is almost upon us which to me is a perfect time to make a change like this one.

So without further ado, presenting Nullrouted Space!

For those of y’all who have this site in your feed reader (thank you!), please update your feed reader with the new domain. I have added a all-encompassing redirect from to so things should work even if you don’t but I recommend updating. The redirect is mostly for things like search URLs and links elsewhere that have the old domain in them.

This is also the first part of the transition to this new domain. The second stage of this will involve a redesign of this site with a fresh new look. That however will take some more time to get going so for now I wanted to get the first stage of the domain name change done.