You all know how passionately I love Becky Chambers’ books -- she’s one of my favourite authors and consistently puts out incredible stories. When her next release was announced, I was initially a little disappointed that To Be Taught, If Fortunate wasn’t going to be a continuation of her Wayfarers books. However I completely trust Becky to give me the gorgeous, quiet stories I crave. My faith in Becky Chambers remains -- To Be Taught, If Fortunate is the beautiful, gentle tale of human exploration that I never knew I needed.
I would like to file a complaint. How is it already August? It's completely baffling to me and I'd love to know when I time traveled because this is ridiculous. The month of July was kind of crazy, as I feel like it always is. What is it about summer months and me going to tons of events and doing fun stuff? I swear I usually sit at home and read books -- I'm not a particularly social person. Regardless, I had a ton of fun this month -- especially at YALC!
This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books Publication date: 18 July 2019 Genre: Science fiction Page count: 208 pages Rating: 4 out of 5 stars I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review is spoiler-free. … Continue reading Blogger Blast: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohter and Max Gladstone
June was an exceptionally busy, but fun month for me. My birthday falls in early June, which means lots of shiny new books for me, and I also spent a lot of time with family and friends. Despite being super busy, I managed to read 12 books in June.
I’ve been seeing these novellas, particularly Snowspelled, pop up all over my bookish social media feeds for ages. However, I was compelled to buy and read them when I found out that Emma Newman, one of my favourite authors, had been selected to narrate the audiobooks. Fully convinced, I dove into Spellswept and Snowspelled and I'm so glad I made the time to read them!
I absolutely love Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children of Time and was curious to see what his other science fiction books were like. Walking to Aldebaran is the perfect way to sample his writing style -- clocking in at right around 140 pages, it’s a short but effective story of an astronaut lost in space.
Excuse me, I seem to have lost the entire month of May. Seriously, where did May go? I feel like April lasted forever and now the universe is trying to correct itself by moving at warp speed through May. Just me? Maybe? Okay. I've been reading quite a lot lately, but it doesn't necessarily reflect in my progress because I've been a little firmer about DNFing books! Take a look at my week is reading below.
Happy Friday, everyone! It feels like this week has gone on forever, but the weekend is nearly here. I've had a good reading week, despite some disappointments. Let's get to it!
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.
The Armored Saint by Myke Cole Publisher: Tot Books Publication date: 07 March 2018 Genre: Fantasy Page count: 208 pages Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars This is a spoiler-free review. The novella is really evolving into a fantastic medium for storytelling, especially in fantasy. No longer are novellas simply a way to … Continue reading Book Review: The Amored Saint by Myke Cole