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Coffee Time: The fate of my book haul books | #2

Coffee Time

Hello, happy Saturday! Today I want to do another fate of my book haul books post. I started this series last month, where I go over my book hauls since the beginning of my blog and tell you what has happened to those books.

Today is the second time I’ve posted, so we will be looking at book haul #2, originally post on October 29th, 2015. These were the books that I had hauled:

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling – Owned, read!

I made a point to read both this one and the second one a couple years a go. I have the third, still unread, and will be picking up the fourth here pretty soon! 5 stars.

SAS For Dummies by Stephen McDaniel – unhauled, unread

The original purpose of me getting this book doesn’t really apply anymore. I had originally picked it up because I was using SAS in one of my programming classing when I was in school, and then the professor decided to change the software so this book became a bit of a money sink. So, I got rid of it…. I think. If I didn’t, I have no idea where it is.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – Still owned, read!

At the point of my hauling this, I had already read it, so obviously I’ve read it, haha. It’s one of my all-time favorite books! 5 stars

The Fold by Peter Clines – Still owned, read!

Same with this one – I’d read at by the time I hauled it. My original description under my haul was “OH MY GOSH. READ IT. HERE’S MY REVIEW.” and nothing else. So… read it? haha. 5 stars

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness – Unhauled, read

This is the rare ‘didn’t love it’ of Patrick Ness’s books for me. I read it, thought it was alright, and decided the likelihood of me ever rereading it was basically zero. So, I got rid of it.

Breakable by Tammara Webber – Still owned, read!

This one I ended up rather liking, but I don’t think it was in the same league as its predecessor, Easy. It got a 4 star review from me at the time.


And that’s it for this one. I think this haul will be probably my most ‘complete’ for a while. I’ve read every single one of these except the one reference book. This… likely won’t happen again. I know me.

Again, if you’d like to pick up this series and go over your own hauls, do so! Happy reading!

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Posted by on 10/12/2019 in Books

 

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October Currently Reading | ’19

Currently Reading

Happy October! Here are the books I’m currently reading!

Assassin's Fate (The Fitz and the Fool, #3)

Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb – Still in the middle of this too! And likey it’ll extent into November as well. It’s a long book! I’m buddy reading this with Zezee @Zezeewithbooks, and we’re both rather enjoying this, I think.

If you are interested, here is the goodreads synopsis for book 1:

In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.

Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chivalry Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals – the old art known as the Wit – gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility.

So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways and embrace a new life of weaponry, scribing, courtly manners; and how to kill a man secretly, as he trains to become a royal assassin.

 

Caliban's War (The Expanse, #2)

Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey – Still chugging along this one, but honestly it’ll probably end up a back burner book, at least for the next month or so. With my Nanoplanomo TBR and buddy read taking precedence, I just have a feeling, haha.

Anyways, goodreads synopsis of book 1, in case you’re interested:

Humanity has colonized the solar system – Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond – but the stars are still out of our reach.

Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, the Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for – and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why.

Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to the Scopuli and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything.

Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations – and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe.

Sightwitch (The Witchlands, #2.5)

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard – This is my current audiobook! I figured I should pick this one up before moving on to Bloodwitch. I’m still rather liking this series but I miss the main plot. This book is enjoyable, but I don’t think it’s going to get as high of a rating as the main books, from me at least.

Here’s the goodreads synopsis of book 1:

Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.

In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

Kings of the Wyld (The Band, #1)

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames – Posted yesterday on my nanoplanmo tbr, this is a comedy fantasy I’m reading both to fulfill a r/Fantasy bingo square of a personal rec from r/Fantasy users, and to get a feel of how to incorporate humor into my writing, particularly in a fantastical setting. After this, I’ll pick up Pratchett. So far, I’m rather enjoying this. It took me about 70 pages to really get into it, but now that I’m there, I’m there.

Goodread synopsis:

Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best — the meanest, dirtiest, most feared crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld.

Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk – or a combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay’s door with a plea for help. His daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy one hundred thousand strong and hungry for blood. Rescuing Rose is the kind of mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for.

It’s time to get the band back together for one last tour across the Wyld.

Back burner books

The back burners are back. Basically they’re books I’m ‘reading’ but haven’t touched in a while due to a readathon taking precedence, getting distracted by other books, etc.

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

Sweet Filthy Boy (Wild Seasons, #1)

This is my current ebook, but I haven’t touched it in ages. I think I wanna make a point to finish it this month – I only have 70 pages or something left.

 

 

The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks

The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer, #4)!!! Book five comes out this month and I don’t have this done! Honestly though the likelihood of me actually finishing it this month are slim, so now I’m gonna be behind the times. ;~; Woe.

 
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Posted by on 10/02/2019 in Books, Currently Reading

 

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Space Opera September TBR!

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Hello!

Happy almost-September. Today I want to talk about all the books I’m going to read for Space Opera September, a readathon hosted by Thomas at SFF180.

During the readathon, I’ll be reading books to unlock ranks and ships along a set track. My goal is to become a space pirate!

The readathon lasts the entire month of September.

For the specifics – rules, prompts, tracks, rankings, prizes, etc etc, check out the announcement video:

If you decide to join, check out the Goodreads group here! (And add me on Goodreads if you haven’t already – shameless plug, shhh)


For the rank that I want to achieve – Space Pirate – I have to read four books and  complete the following prompts:

1 – Read a space opera novella

Binti (Binti, #1)

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor – I’m very late to this train. I’ve heard this series is good and it seems like something I’d gravitate towards, so I’m hoping I like it. My buddypal Katy @BookbinderWay will be lending this to me (thanks friend!)

2b – Read a space opera by a diverse author featuring a diverse protagonist and/or major characters

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers – Really, this readathon should be named, ‘Emily reads all the backlist books that she should have read years ago’. Again, hopping on this train. I believe this book has lgbt+ rep, but correct me if I’m wrong so I can swap it out.

3 – Read a space opera published before you were born

The Faded Sun Trilogy (The Faded Sun #1-3)

Kesrith by C. J. Cherryh – I was born in 1990, and this book was first published in 1978, so perfecto. I have the bind up edition of all three novels in the trilogy, which is what’s shown above, but for this I’m only planning on reading the first one (unless of course I finish all the other books for this readathon and have some time leftover, then I’ll read the whole bind up).

4 – Read a space opera 500 pages or longer

Caliban's War (The Expanse, #2)

Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey – This is by far the easiest prompt for me to fill. I’ve been holding off on watching season 3 of The Expanse purely so I can read this first, so I should really get on with it. My edition has 595 pages, so good to go.


And that’s it! With these four books, I also fulfill the 2a prompt of ‘Read two books by women’, but since that’s not the track I’m focusing on, I didn’t really highlight it.

If you’re participating in the readathon, lemme know! Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 08/18/2019 in Books, Readathon

 

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N.E.W.T.s Magical Readathon TBR!

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Hi! Part two of the magical readathon is here! It starts August 1st and runs the whole month! If you missed out on part 1, check out the original announcement video by the host! Also if you’re curious about this one, check out the announcement video for it as well!


Back in April, I had chosen Alchemist as my wizarding career. I succeeded in getting the O.W.L.s needed for it! So I’m going to continue on with that path and try to get my N.E.W.T.s for it as well:

So for an O in five subjects and an E in one, that means I need to read 17 books. Holy. Poop.

I’m going to say now that I’m going to be out on town August 1-6th as a combined birthday-wedding anniversary trip. So that week honestly my reading will be minimal. I tell myself every time I go somewhere that I’ll read so much during down time and I just… don’t. So I’m acknowledging that now and planning on reading a lot of manga and graphic novels to hopefully still achieve my reading goal.

Ancient Runes

  • A: Read a book recommended by a friend

Saga vol 9 by Brian K Vaughan – I’ve had this volume for a few months now and haven’t picked it up. One of my buddies has told me to a few times now, so it counts, woo!

Saga, Vol. 9 (Saga, #9)

  • E: Book written in past tense

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones – I’ve had this for ages, and it’s on my 10 in 2019 list, so perfect!

Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)

  • O: Book that has been on your TBR for ages

Bitch Planet vol 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick – I can’t tell you when I bought this one. At least a year ago!

Bitch Planet, Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine

Arithmancy

  • A: Book that ends on an even page number

Chew vol 3 by John Layman – at 128 pages, this fits

Chew, Vol. 3: Just Desserts

  • E: Read a stand alone

Nod by Adrian Barnes – I feel like this was originally meant to be a series, but unfortunately the author passed away before more was published. So it’s a stand alone as far as I know.

Nod

  • O: Books that’s longer than 350 pages

You by Caroline Kepnes – If I’m gonna read a larger book, it should probably be a thriller or a YA fantasy so I blow through it. This is the former!

You

Herbology

  • A: Audiobook

I’m not gonna pick a specific book for this, because I listen to 2-3 audiobooks per month as it is. Therefore I’ll just use whatever I happen to pick up.

  • E: Book between 350-390 pages

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – My edition is around 370 pages and I’m hoping I can buzz through it

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

  • O: Book with a flower on the cover

So unbeknownst to you, I just spend the past 20 minutes looking at all my book covers and not a single one has a flower on it. But, luckily my friend lent me some manga, and one of those has a flower. The Girl From the Other Side vol 1 by Nagabe!

The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, A Rún, Volume 1 (The Girl from the Other Side, #1)

Potions

  • Read your friend’s favorite book

Dorohedoro vol 1 by Q. Hayashida – This is from the same friend that lent me the above manga. She’s been after me to read it for ages, so here we are.

Dorohedoro, Vol. 1

  • Book with cover in Hogwart’s house color

Chew vol 4 by John Layman – It’s not quite the right shade of blue, but it’s still blue.

Chew, Vol. 4: Flambé

  • Book that starts with a prologue

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh – This is a YA fantasy with a mystery-thriller-esque plot, I think? So hopefully I can get through it quickly.

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)

Transfiguration

  • Read a book the LGBT+ representation

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare – I’m fairly sure there’s a gay character in here, at least one, maybe more? I’m not positive. If it turns out I’m wrong, I’ll read another.

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)

  • Read a sequel

Delicious in Dungeon vol 3 by Ryoko Kui – “vol 3”

Delicious in Dungeon, Vol. 3

  • Read a book over 500 pages

Man, this prompt is mean. I’m going with Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas because I have a history of being able to fly through her books. Hoping this one will be the same way.

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)

Astronomy

  • A: Moon on cover/title

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss – This is literally the only book I could find with a moon. And I am fairly interested in it! I’ve borrowed this from a friend.

The Slow Regard of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2.5)

  • E: Night in title/series name

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon – This comes highly recommended to me by my husband, so I’m rather pumped for it.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


And that’s it! Minus the audiobook which I have yet to pick, here is the complete stack of what I’m gonna be reading next month:

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Lemme know if you feel like you’ll fall into an early grave from all this reading like I will. Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 07/14/2019 in Books, Readathon

 

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May Currently Reading | ’19

Currently Reading

Hello, happy May! These are the books I’m reading right now! I’m in the middle of the Asian Readathon, so all of my currents go towards that.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1)This book I’m reading as a buddy read with Alex @Mybookworld24! I’m not too far into it yet – on chapter 4 now, but it’s pretty decent so far I think. It strongly reminds me of one of those Asian dramas you’d watch about the middle class girl having to go to a rich person prep school. The over-dramatic-ness is there, the snobbiness is there. It’s definitely a different world from the one I know, haha. I’ve also seen the movie of this book already, so I think that’s helping me keep the characters straight and develop a better mental image of how everyone ties together and just how flamboyant everyone is being. I’m hoping to finish it within the next couple weeks. I’m thinking to do a movie-book comparison post or something after. I’m already noticing differences!

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh

A Thousand Beginnings and EndingsThis book is a short story collection containing stories that re-imagine folklore and myths from various Asian cultures. It’s written by a slew of Asian authors from all over, and the stories they tell are from just as wide of a spectrum of places. This is the group book for the Asian Readathon, so I picked it up on Scribd and have been listening to it. So far, I’m 2 stories in out of 15, and both of the ones I’ve read have been decent – 3, 3.5 star range. Short story collections are always weird for me – most of the time I like them, but I don’t think I’ve ever loved a short story collection before.

 

 

The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)Man I’ve been waiting to dive into this one for some time now. It was put on my 10 in 2019 list for just this reason. So far, I’m two chapters in and I’m really liking it. If it keeps going in the direction it does, this could easily end up being a 5 star read for me. Man I’m so pumped. I don’t even have anything more to say on it right now other than ‘it’s great i love it so far woot’.

 

 

 

 

 

Back-burner books

The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer, #4)

The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks – This has been on my list for nearly a year now. The fifth and final book comes out this fall, so I need to return to it eventually. And it’s not even that I’m not liking it – I’m actually really enjoying it. Other books just keep getting in the way. Whenever I do get back to this one, I might just restart it. It might be easier. We’ll see, hweh hweh.


And that’s it! It’s been a while since I’ve had so few books on my currently reading list. I’m trying to keep it lower – one physical book for me, one physical book as a buddy read, and one audio book. (That’s why the back burner book is on the back burner). Are you reading any of the above? Lemme know! Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 05/04/2019 in Books, Currently Reading

 

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Fantasy Bingo 2019 | 4th and 5th Row Picks

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Hello, welcome to the last picks posts about r/Fantasy’s 2019 Bingo Challenge! I did rows 2 and 3 Saturday, and row 1 last week. If you’re unfamiliar with the bingo challenge, click the link I have above to get all the details! If you’re a fantasy fan, you should check it out!


Fourth Row Across

Any r/fantasy Book Club Book of the Month OR r/fantasy Read-along Book

Any past or still active book clubs count, as well as past or current read-alongs. NOTE: All of the current book club info can also be found on our goodreads page. HARD MODE: Must read a current selection of either a book club or read-along and participate in the discussion.

Right now I’m leaning towards The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty. It’s r/Fantasy’s April book, and it’ll fit in nicely with my OWL prompts. So if I get to this one, it’ll be great.

Media Tie-In Novel

Books based on existing film, television, or game franchises are used for this square. HARD MODE: NOT a Star Wars novel.

It took me a second, but I remembered I had a StarCraft novel I bought ages ago and never read. Perfect opportunity! Heaven’s Devil by William C Dietz. And writing the author’s name made me realize I’ve read him before and I like him! He wrote some of the Halo books too. Guy gets around, apparently.

Novel Featuring an AI Character

Pretty self-explanatory, but let me know if you have questions about this. HARD MODE: The AI is a main protagonist.

There are a few I could do for this one. Maybe The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, maybe The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons.

SFF Novel That Has a Title of Four or More Words

Self-explanatory. HARD MODE: Has 7 or more words in the title.

You know, I don’t own a single book that would count towards hard mode. Gosh, haha. I own a lot of 6 word books though. I’m going to keep this open too, since I have so many choices. It’ll give me a bit of wiggle room in my reading this year.

Retelling!

Any retellings would work for this square – fairytale retellings, myth retellings, retellings of previous literature, etc. HARD MODE: The retelling must be of a previous published work, not a fairytale or myth. For example, Jacqueline Carey’s book Miranda and Caliban is a retelling of The Tempest, so that would work, but Madeline Miller’s Circe, a retelling of Circe’s stories from Greek Mythology, would not.

The Bear and the Nightingale, Cinder... there are a lot I could choose for this one. Leaning towards the first one mentioned, though.

Fifth Row Across

SFF Novel by an Australian Author

Australia has a fantastic SFF scene, let’s explore some of the authors there using this square. HARD MODE: Book from an Australian small press OR self-published Australian author.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufmann and Jay Kristoff! I’m already reading this for my OWLs so it’ll work out great

The Final Book of a Series

The last book in a series which actually completes that series (not the latest book out but it’s a middle book). HARD MODE: The last book in the series was published more than a decade ago.

I’m saving this one for Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb, the last book in the Fitz and the Fool trilogy, the last book in the Realm of the Elderlings world. It’s gonna be the end of an era.

#OwnVoices

From the creator of the #ownvoices hashtag – “…the protagonist and the author share a marginalized identity.” For more information check out the faq here. HARD MODE: Author and protagonist share 2+ marginalized identities.

Leaning towards The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang for this one. Hard mode, too! Ethnicity and gender!

LitRPG

Definition from Wikipedia: a literary genre combining the conventions of RPGs with science-fiction fantasy novels. LitRPG is a literary genre where games or game-like challenges form an essential part of the story and where visible RPG statistics (for example strength, intelligence, damage) are a significant part of this world. This in contrast to GameLit, which involves game-like worlds but does not typically provide visible statistics. At least some of the characters in a LitRPG novel may understand that they are playing a game or are in a game-like world: they are ‘meta-aware’. HARD MODE: LitRPG written by a female author.

I had never even heard of this genre before, so this will be a library one or an online ebook one, I think. The genre seems pretty niche, so I’m likely going to pick from one of these options.

Five SFF Short Stories

Self explanatory. HARD MODE: Read an entire SFF anthology or collection

One of my local author buddies Sarah @WindsorWrites contributed to one of these! I think I’m gonna read hers. 😀


And that’s it! I’m so excited for this, man.

 
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Posted by on 04/10/2019 in Books, Uncategorized

 

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Fantasy Bingo 2019 | 2nd and 3rd Row Picks

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Hello, Happy Saturday! Today I want to talk about the possible books I could reads for rows 2 and 3 of r/Fantasy’s 2019 Bingo Challenge. If you’re unfamiliar, click on the link for all the details!

Second Row Across

Novel Featuring Vampires

This one is pretty self-explanatory. HARD MODE: At least one main protagonist is a vampire.

This one will be easy: It’s one of my 10 in 2019 books! Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Format: Graphic Novel (at least 1 vol.) OR Audiobook / Audio drama

This is a format, not a genre however, please stick to something within speculative fiction. If you are reading individual comics for this square please read a volume’s worth. You can also use a manga volume for this square (again, please keep it to speculative fiction genres). You may also choose to listen to an audiobook OR an audio drama for this square – any speculative fiction audiobook / audio drama will count (novel length). HARD MODE: Graphic Novel – Start a new to you graphic novel. Audiobook / audio drama – has to be over 25 hours long.

There are so many different ones I could use for this, so I’m going to keep it open. I probably have 10-15 unread manga/graphic novels at any one time, so really, this could be anything.

SFF Novel by a Local to You Author

I realize not everyone lives in a place conducive to this square so if SFF authors are scarce in your immediate area then you can widen the area a bit even if it’s (for example, for some folks in Europe) a neighboring country. FAQ – What counts as local? Lives nearby, lived a significant portion of their life nearby. Like Anne Rice I’d count both New Orleans and San Francisco, for example. HARD MODE: Find the closest local to you author you can for this square.

I’ve already done a bit of research for this but haven’t found anything yet. I live in Pennsylvania, so if you know of a fantasy/sci-fi author living in my state, do tell me. I know some super local author friends and I might pick up some of their stuff if I can find a full-length novel by any of them.

SFF Novel Featuring an Ocean Setting

I know we had ships before, but this opens up the setting a lot. Got a mermaid or selkie story in mind? Works perfect here! On top of the ocean or under the ocean all works for this square. HARD MODE: Over 50% of the book has to take place in or on an ocean setting.

At the moment, I’m leaning towards The Scar by China Mieville. This will be me third Mieville book, and I’m hoping to like it just as much as the other ones.

Cyberpunk

Cyberpunk is defined as ” a genre of science fiction set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society dominated by computer technology. HARD MODE: Not Neuromancer by William Gibson nor Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.

So I know it says Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson doesn’t count for hard mode, but Diamond Age isn’t Snow Crash. So… Diamond Age it is.

Third Row Across

2nd Chance

This is sort of a multi-use square. Tried an author once and you didn’t like the book? Give a 2nd chance and try another book! Tried a format once (like a manga, graphic novel, or audiobook) and it didn’t jive? Try again here! Tried a specific book and didn’t get through it for whatever reason? Try again here! HARD MODE: There is no hard mode for this square as it’s already hard enough. 🙂

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. I read City of Bones a while ago and was just luke-warm to it. This book is on my 10 in 2019 list too – I had already planned on giving this series another try before this square was announced, so it’s perfect.

Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of history that explores the developing intersection of African Diaspora culture with technology. There is a great discussion about Afrofuturism here if you are looking for more information. Self-explanatory. HARD MODE: The book has less than 1000 ratings on goodreads.

So going off of this article, it looks like I own a book in this genre already, which I did not expect. The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemison. So I might read that. I know there are some Octavia E. Butler novels that count too, but those would be library reads. If I end up using the Jemison book for a different square, I’ll find a Butler book in the library.

SFF Novel Published in 2019

Pretty self explanatory – the card says Fantasy but any speculative fiction will work. HARD MODE: It’s also a Debut Novel.

If I don’t find a debut novel that I’m interested in, this square will be The Burning White by Brent Weeks. I am so excited for this book, man.

Middle Grade SFF Novel

So many SFF authors are writing Middle Grade these days, thought this would be fun! Middle Grade works are typically written with an readership of 8-12 year olds in mind. HARD MODE: You can NOT use your ‘reread’ for this square.

For this one, I’m definitely gonna read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. I’ve never read it before, and I feel like it’s blasphemy to some people.

A Personal Recommendation from r/Fantasy

You ask the community for recommendations and choose one of those recommendations to read for this square. HARD MODE: Do not use the most frequently recommended book.

So, I asked for some recs already in the big thread of recommendations, and I got a couple potentials. Each book has been recommended one time though, so to fit hard mode, I need to ask again to the point where I get a book double recommended, and then I can go with the single rec’d one. Both of the ones that have been suggested so far sounds pretty good though, so we’ll see. I don’t wanna say what, because reddit is my anonymous hidey hole. So pbtbt.


And that’s it! I’m very excited for this year. I think once I get all these squares quasi-planned, I’ll actually make a list and make a point to do monthly library trips for the ones I need from there. Wish me luck!

 
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Posted by on 04/06/2019 in Books, Uncategorized

 

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Ailish Sinclair

Stories and photos from Scotland

The Madi Way

Living the Mad Way

Fantastic Reads

"It was impossible of course, but when did that ever stop a dreamer from dreaming?" -Strange The Dreamer by Lani Taylor

KayCKay Book Reviews

No one ever reads the same book. We all react to the written word differently. The following are my opinions regarding the books I have read.

Ire's Den

A trove of books, make-up and other delights

Embuhleeliest

and then blabbers about it