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SCKA 2021: The Nominees, the Finalists & the Experience

One of the best things about being a bookblogger is the book awards. Besides the “big awards” such as the Hugo and the Nebula Awards—which many of us have read at least half of the nominees—there are the SPFBO and the SPSFC—which gives bookbloggers and (indie) reviewers the chance to propel indie books towards more… Continue reading SCKA 2021: The Nominees, the Finalists & the Experience

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The Midpoint of 2021: Favorite Speculative Fiction Books…So Far

Well, we've made it to the halfway point of 2021. I won't begin this post with the usual current events, but I will mention that I've been enjoying ALL of the sporting events that are taking place (i.e. Euro Cup, Copa America, NBA & NHL Playoffs, Summer 2020/21 Olympic Trials, etc.). More attention has been… Continue reading The Midpoint of 2021: Favorite Speculative Fiction Books…So Far

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Why You Need to Read: “Chaos Vector”

The Protectorate: Book 2: Chaos Vector                                By: Megan E. O’Keefe                                                           Audiobook: 19 hours and 5 minutes Published: July 28, 2020                                                      Narrated by: Joe Jameson Genre: Science Fiction/Space Opera             “It’s been two years. Why would things escalate now?             Graham smiled slyly. “Because you’re back, kid. Two years and some change was about the time you disappeared, about the time Icarion… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Chaos Vector”

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Why You Need to Read: “Shards of Earth”

The Final Architects Trilogy, #1: Shards of Earth By: Adrian Tchaikovsky Published: May 27, 2021 (U.K.)/August 3, 2021 (U.S.) Genre: Science Fiction             The Architects had discovered that humans existed. The war, that had raged for eighty years and cost billions of lives, had been fought without the knowledge of one of its parties. And on becoming… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Shards of Earth”

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Reading Check-In: May 29, 2021

My schedule is starting to clear up, so here's another update to what I'm reading. What are you currently reading? I should be halfway through this eARC by the end of this holiday weekend. What will you read next? I'm very anxious to start this eARC. I will be reading this while listening to the… Continue reading Reading Check-In: May 29, 2021

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Most Anticipated Reads of 2021: Summer Edition

My workload is starting to lighten a bit and that means I can get back to reading, and I have A LOT of catching up to do! Here are some of the many books I will be reading throughout Summer 2021! Is it safe to call this my Summer Reading?! I'm still reading my way… Continue reading Most Anticipated Reads of 2021: Summer Edition

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Reading Check-In: May 15, 2021

Another update to what I’ve read this week. What did you finish reading? Earlier this week, I finished Chaos Vector. I listened to the audiobook while double-checking my eARC. And, just in time too because Orbit sent me an eARC of the 3rd and final book in this trilogy, Catalyst Gate. I'm looking forward to… Continue reading Reading Check-In: May 15, 2021

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Book Haul: Indie Bookstore Day Edition

On Saturday, April 24th, it was Indie Bookstore Day (and my younger brother's birthday)! The purpose of Indie Bookstore Day is to support your local and/or your favorite indie bookstore by purchasing merchandise and/or books from them. One of my favorite indie bookstores is Strand Bookstore in Manhattan, New York! Besides being a bookstore with… Continue reading Book Haul: Indie Bookstore Day Edition

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Reading Check-In: May 1, 2021

I've managed to get some reading done this week. What did you finish reading? I LOVE MURDERBOT! Another excellent novella about our favorite snarky robot! I'm aiming to reading Network Effect this summer, finally! What are you currently reading? I'm still listening to Chaos Vector, and I hope to finish it within the next 1-2… Continue reading Reading Check-In: May 1, 2021

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Reading Check-In: April 24, 2021

Hello everyone! This week's post is another update on what I'm reading. What did you finish reading? I finished this book some about 2 weeks ago, but I haven't written my review of it yet. For those of you who've read Middlegame, you will recognize the title of the series (The Up-and-Under) and the author's… Continue reading Reading Check-In: April 24, 2021