We've made it to the end of another round of judging for the 2023 Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards! This year, there were fewer categories for all 11 judges to read and to select as this year's winners. I believe the winners were announced during the annual Fantasy Con (before the British Fantasy Awards Winners… Continue reading S.C.K.A. 2023: The Winners
It's time to announce the finalists for the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2023. Amongst all of the nominees, the judges, the other bookbloggers, and I were surprised that we didn't have "stacked" finalists like we did last year. Although, we our votes resulted in there being 2 finalists per category, it shouldn't surprise you… Continue reading SCKA 2023: The Finalists
We made it to the halfway point of 2023. So far, I've read and finished 22 out of the 50 books of my Reading Goal; and, 6 of them (speculative fiction) were released this year. Yes, I know I've been slower with my book reviews now more than ever; but, many of you know I've… Continue reading The Midpoint of 2023: Favorite Speculative Fiction Books So Far & Other Reads
It's been a while since I've written up a post about what I've been doing as a librarian. And, since Summer Vacation has started for some of the schools in the U.S., I decided to compile this post containing some recommendations for Middle/Junior and High School students. This list is NOT based on "Required School… Continue reading Library Reads: Summer Reading Recommendations for Middle Grade & Teen Readers
It's been some time since HBO aired the final season of His Dark Materials--based on Philip Pullman's novel, The Amber Spyglass (this season was aired on a later date on the BBC). This season had a lot of material to work with thanks to the size of the book. However, the right amount of book… Continue reading Review of Season 3 of “His Dark Materials”
March was a very productive month for me. As you will see, I managed to finish reading some books and start and/or pickup other books. What have I finished reading recently? This is a brilliant start to a new series by Shannon Chakraborty. Did the author drop a hint for how many books there will… Continue reading Reading Check-In: April 1, 2023
I apologize for yet another "list post," but I wanted to give an update on everything that happened since the beginning of February; and, I want to make sure I have more than 1 book review ready to post. What have I finished reading recently? I just finished reading this book, and I'm glad I… Continue reading Reading Check-In: March 4, 2023
It's time foe the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards for 2023! I was asked to be a judge again; and, this year will be the 3rd year I've participated in this speculative awards with other bookbloggers. I’m very excited about this year’s awards and nominees! This year, there are fewer categories (compared to the extra… Continue reading SCKA 2023: We’re Back!!!
Hello everyone! I apologize for another non-review post; but currently, I'm attending the Boskone 60 Convention in Boston! This is the first in-person Con I've been able to attend since before the pandemic. It's amazing when you recall how much fun these events are and why authors, writers, and fans attend them. So far, I… Continue reading Hello from Boskone!
This is the second full week I have been without my computer, which means I’m typing this week’s blog post through the mobile app. Yes, I’m able to use the app as easily as the website, but I know trying to write out or to copy-and-paste my review won’t be easy for me to do… Continue reading Reading Check-In: February 4, 2023