New year, new books to add to your TBR. I’m here to help with a selection of (in my entirely subjective opinion) the most interesting January releases to make some room for on your shelves.
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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s all about books, lists and sharing the love we have of both with our bookish friends. Today, we’re sharing our favourite reads of the year – so what were my best reads of 2022?
This tag (possibly created by Amanda from A Brighter Shade of Hope) is an excuse to celebrate the characters who stole our hearts. I had a ball taking it for Wyrd and Wonder and wanted to revisit it with a SF spin for SciFiMonth – but as I didn’t get to it, I’m dusting it off to start the year.
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s all about books, lists and sharing the love we have of both with our bookish friends. This week we’re checking out the books that have recently joined our shelves.
I’ve seen out the past two years on the blog with Twelve Days of Bookmas: a concerted effort to catch up on overdue reviews and post every (or most) days. Three times makes it an annual habit, and one I’m happy to embrace again this year after my patchy blogging this autumn.
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s all about books, lists and sharing the love we have of both with our bookish friends. With December deep about us, it’s time to consider our winter TBR…
December seems surprisingly quiet for genre releases this year, which suggests that I’ve done poor research (quite possible; I’m a bit overwhelmed at present) or that we can look forward to a fabulous 2023. So what have I found to make some room for?
Our crew has crossed galaxies and navigated timelines, delved into what if and could be, but every SciFiMonth must come to an end. Better late than never, it’s time to look back across the final ten days of shenanigans and share the crew’s adventures.
Hallowe’en and SciFiMonth have been and gone, the first frost has needed clearing off the car windscreen and the first Christmas lights have appeared around the neighbourhood – I haven’t succumbed to a mince pie (yet), but it’s about the time I take Ariel Bissett‘s End of The Year book tag.
With one week left to go, it’s time to take the wrappers off our final SciFiMonth Solaris Book Bundle! Our friends at Rebellion Publishing have been incredibly generous for our birthday, so our final bundle features some fabulous releases from the past couple of years.
Wait, how did we get to week three already? Right, I’ve been stuck in another timeline moving boxes. I fear there’s a few more of them in my future, but before I find out it’s time to sit back with a cuppa and survey the signals from our SciFiMonth crew to see what they’ve been up to these past seven (or so) days…
One of the worst ads I ever saw made a new book’s biggest feature that it was from the publishers of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. Some enormous press who puts out hundreds of disparate titles per year is not my guarantee of a good time. But here’s the thing: if it had been an independently owned / small press, that ad would work for me. Let’s look at why…
Today, I’m delighted to announce a very special giveaway. In honour of our tenth birthday and in support of the #SmallPressBigStories cross-blog initiative celebrating small and independent presses we have an ARC of The Ten Percent Thief by Lavanya Lakshminarayan to give away courtesy of the lovely team at Rebellion Publishing!
Control to SciFiMonth fleet: it’s time to grab a cuppa, put your feet up and tune in to what your crewmates have been up to during the second week of SciFiMonth! Whether you’ve been hip deep in clones or navigating the unexpected quirks of an alternate timeline, Lisa and I are here with a round-up of reviews, discussions and recommendations…
You know the saying: no two people in the contacted world are more than six social connections apart. Inspired by Kate at Books Are My Favourite And Best, I apply this notion to books and challenge friends and authors to find interesting ways to hop from one book to another based on a shared author, theme, award win and so on. Today, I’m delighted to welcome Ren Hutchings, author of timeslip space opera Under Fortunate Stars, to take the Six Degrees challenge.