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The Midpoint of 2022: Favorite Speculative Fiction Books So Far & Other Reads

Once again, we're at the halfway point in the calendar year. And for me, A LOT has happened since the start of 2022. I'm working full-time and I'm participating in an awards panel, so my reading is a bit behind. I've finished 42 of the 100 books I'm aiming to read by the year's end.… Continue reading The Midpoint of 2022: Favorite Speculative Fiction Books So Far & Other Reads

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Books Released in 2021 I Did NOT Get to Read in 2021

I wasn't sure whether or not I should do this topic at all, but I noticed other bookbloggers have been doing the same thing. And yes, that's not a good reason to do something (I created a poll on Twitter), but then I remembered I was able to catch up on reading some of the… Continue reading Books Released in 2021 I Did NOT Get to Read in 2021

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Why You Need to Read…My Most Anticipated Speculative Fiction Books of 2022

I'm hoping my life in 2022 doesn't have too many roadblocks (COVID-19 aside) and I am able to get back on track with my reading, my writing, and my gaming. This list contains numerous books that are scheduled to be released in 2022. Yes, my reading list is longer than the time available to read… Continue reading Why You Need to Read…My Most Anticipated Speculative Fiction Books of 2022

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Why You Need to Read: “The Rage of Dragons”

The Burning #1: The Rage of Dragons By: Evan Winters                                               Audiobook: 16 hours, 15 minutes Published: July 16, 2019                                    Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi Genre: Fantasy/Military/Historical Fiction/Folklore             And if Tau didn’t feel better, it had to be because there was still so much to do. He needed to go to Kigambe and test to become an Ihashe. Then he’d… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Rage of Dragons”

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Why You Need to Read: “A Queen in Hiding”

The Nine Realms #1: A Queen in Hiding By: Sarah Kozloff Published: January 21, 2020 Genre: Fantasy/Coming-of-Age/Military Fantasy             Though dusty sits the Nargis Throne             While tyrants befoul and bluster;             Though citizens do their yoke bemoan,             And the Fountain’s lost its luster:             Someday the drought shall be broken,             And the wondrous Waters course clean,             One dawn the words… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “A Queen in Hiding”

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Why You Need to Read: “Uncanny Collateral”

Valkyrie Collection: Book One: Uncanny Collateral By: Brian McClellan Published: April 2, 2019 Genre: Urban Fantasy PLEASE NOTE: The following contains some minor spoilers. You have been warned.             “My name is Alek Fitz,” I said. “I’m a reaper for Valkyrie Collateral, and I’ve come to collect your debt.”(Chapter 1).             When an author diverts from their… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Uncanny Collateral”