I've been doing a lot of reading, but not a lot of blogging, while in lockdown. In an effort to catch up on my outstanding reviews, I'm introducing Quarantine Reads! Check out mini reviews of three books I read during lockdown that I never got to share my thoughts on.
Today I’m bringing you three flash reviews for books that are not even remotely related. Why are they in this post together? Because they were all incredibly quick and short reads -- one is a graphic novel and the other two are novellas. Take a look below at my thoughts on Ragged Alice by Gareth L. Powell, The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard, and The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jenn Wang.
March was such a busy month -- I feel like it completely flew by! I had so many life changes in March, including preparation for moving to a new job and studying (and passing!) by driving theory test. I did, however, still manage to get some reading done, although I didn’t read as many books as I had wanted.
I had been hearing a lot of buzz around this book and was so excited to read it. I love a fun pirate book and These Rebel Waves sounded like it was exactly what I wanted. Then, I began to hear mixed reviews as proofs were released into the world. I was given a couple of warnings about this book and I am so glad I had them. My expectations were well-managed and I ended up really enjoying These Rebel Waves, but I think I would have been incredibly displeased if I hadn’t had those warnings, which I am going to pass on to you.
It’s time for another set of flash reviews! Today, I’m focusing on nonfiction science, specifically books about space. Now you may know that I’m completely obsessed with space. If I had the right kind of brain, I would have been an astronomer. However, I’m more of a reader than a scientist, so instead of studying the stars I read science fiction and books by authors like Carl Sagan and Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
So I have been reading a lot lately. Seriously, a lot. And while I’ve been trying to dedicate myself to writing a review for every single book I read, that’s just not really possible. Sometimes, regardless of my feelings for a book, I just can’t quite come up with a full-length review! This is neither a good thing nor a bad thing -- it just means I can sum up my feelings quickly.
Ah, the most dreaded situation for many bloggers and reviewers. You read a book that you absolutely hated, for whatever reason, and now you have to review it. To make things even worse, it was sent to you by the publisher! What do you do? Do you write the negative review? Do you post negative reviews at all?
It’s time for another discussion post! I’ve seen a lot of people talking about how book blogging and BookTube have changed their reading habits. I think that I’m a completely different reader than I was at the beginning of the year, when I started this channel. So here are the ways that book blogging have changed the way I read!
So I’ve done a video review for Electric Dreams already, but I wanted to get one up here too. I know there has been some good reaction to my Beginner’s Guide to Science Fiction (part one and part two), and Electric Dreams is the perfect book for anyone looking to get started with sci-fi.
It's now officially fall, and book lovers all over the internet are rejoicing! I have been meaning to do Bionic Book Worm‘s fabulous new tag for awhile now, it this seems like the perfect time for it!