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SCKA 2022: The Finalists

This year's preliminary round took a bit longer for obvious reasons, but the other judges/bookbloggers and I voted on our picks for the finalists for the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2022. And, some of the categories are a bit chaotic because there are more than 2 finalists in some of the categories; not to… Continue reading SCKA 2022: The Finalists

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SCKA 2021 Winners

The Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2021 has its winners! After 6 weeks of re-reads and voting, the judges--including myself--have voted on the winners from our finalists. If you need a refresher about what the awards are and what they are about, then you can read my previous post about it here. First, let me… Continue reading SCKA 2021 Winners

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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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Reading Check-In: July 31, 2021

What book have you finished reading recently? O!M!G! This book...WOW! I started reading this eARC at the beginning of the year, but I had to stop because of classes. It turns out that I stopped at the right spot because I was able to dive back into the story when the story, the plot and… Continue reading Reading Check-In: July 31, 2021

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End of 2020 Releases I’m Looking Forward to Reading

By some miracle, we survived to the end of September (2020). It seems that books and video games have managed to remain constant throughout the year—as in some delays and/or minimal postponement. I’m still working my way through my TBR pile as it continues to grow. Fall 2020—September-December—continues the unceasing releases within the literary world… Continue reading End of 2020 Releases I’m Looking Forward to Reading

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The Midpoint of 2020: Favorite Speculative Fiction Books…So Far

Well, we made it to the halfway point of the year 2020, which will go down as one of the most pivotal (and the wackiest) years in living memory. Just like everyone else, I’ve been affected by both the COVID-19 pandemic and the murders which led to the international Black Lives Matter movement, as well… Continue reading The Midpoint of 2020: Favorite Speculative Fiction Books…So Far

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The Popularity and the Revolution of Fantasy Thanks to S.P.F.B.O.

S.P.F.B.O. 5 is over, and this year’s winner—The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang—received one of the highest scores in the competition’s short history, 8.65. While this year’s competition was fierce and resulted in a close 2nd place, the hype and the feedback circulated to where bookbloggers with a larger platform started discussing the competition and published… Continue reading The Popularity and the Revolution of Fantasy Thanks to S.P.F.B.O.

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The Shortlist Award Reading Challenge 2019—The End

            As some of you may or may not know, I decided to partake of this crazy reading challenge in which, I would read as many of the nominees of the largest book awards for speculative fiction I could by the time the winners were announced. Obviously, this was easier said than done, but I did… Continue reading The Shortlist Award Reading Challenge 2019—The End

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Why You Need to Read…My Most Anticipated Speculative Fiction Books of 2020

2020 is coming and so are the books. Many of them are to be expected because they are follow-ups or sequels to previous books in a series. Others are either new or standalones books that have piqued our interests. Here is a short list of the books I’m excited to read in the new year… Continue reading Why You Need to Read…My Most Anticipated Speculative Fiction Books of 2020

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Why You Need to Read: “Witchmark”

The Kingston Cycle: Book One: Witchmark By: C.L. Polk Published: June 19, 2018 Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ, Mystery, Gaslamp, Military Fantasy             “She gave no outward sign of her effort, but her Secondary’s knees sagged as she took as much of his strength as she pleased. I shuddered. That would have been me, if I hadn’t… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Witchmark”