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My Shortlist Award Reading Challenge 2020

Yes, I am late with this post, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been keeping up with the news surrounding the nominees for this year’s speculative fiction awards. The good news is that thanks to all of my reading throughout the previous year, I’ve read a lot of the books that have been nominated for… Continue reading My Shortlist Award Reading Challenge 2020

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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: “The Ten Thousand Doors of January”

The Ten Thousand Doors of January By: Alix E. Harrow Published: September 10, 2019 Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Coming-of-Age             I almost didn’t notice the Door at all. All Doors are like that, half-shadowed and sideways until someone looks at them in just the right way, (1, The Blue Door).              Portal fantasies are one of the many… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Ten Thousand Doors of January”

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Why You Need to Read: “Trail of Lightning”

The Sixth World: Book One: Trail of Lightning By: Rebecca Roanhorse Published: June 26, 2018 Genre: Science Fiction, Native American Literature, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Folklore NOTE:Understand that any incorrect use and/or spelling surrounding the culture mentioned is unintentional.             “But I’m no hero. I’m more of a last resort, a scorched-earth policy. I’m the person you hire… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Trail of Lightning”

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An Update on My Shortlist Award Reading Challenge 2019

On Tuesday, April 2nd, the nominees for the 2019 Hugo Awards were announced, and just like everyone in the SFF Community, I was excited over all of the nominees and offered my congratulations (and consolations) to the authors, artists, editors and other nominees. The good news is, once again the nominees of the Nebulas and… Continue reading An Update on My Shortlist Award Reading Challenge 2019

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The Shortlist Award Reading Challenge 2019

It seems that my #1 goal for 2019 is to exhaust myself into completing all of the other goals I have made for myself: get a job, read 100 books, read and post about ARCs, connect with authors and editors, work on my content for my social media pages, finish some of my WIP for… Continue reading The Shortlist Award Reading Challenge 2019

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Why You Need to Read: “Binti: The Complete Trilogy”

Binti: The Complete Trilogy                                                       By: Nnedi Okorafor Published:  Binti(#1) released September 22, 2015                  Binti: Sacred Fire(#1.5) released February 5, 2019                  Binti: Home(#2) released January 31, 2017                 Binti: The Night Masquerade(#3) released January 16, 2018                 Binti: The Complete Trilogyreleased February 5, 2019 Genre: Science Fiction, Afrofuturism, Anthology   Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novella 2015 &… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Binti: The Complete Trilogy”

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Why You Need to Read “The Murderbot Diaries” Series

The Murderbot Diaries                                               By: Martha Wells Published:  All Systems Red released May 2, 2017                      Artificial Condition released May 8, 2018                     Rogue Protocol released August 7, 2018                     Exit… Continue reading Why You Need to Read “The Murderbot Diaries” Series