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Sci-Fi Month 2022 - Celebrate A Subgenre: Apocalyptic

  Happy Friday everyone!  Today, in honor of  Sci-Fi Month 2022  (Image credit: Artwork by  Simon Fetscher) , I'm taking part in the Sci-Fi Month Challenge 2022.  Today's topic is Celebrate A Subgenre: Apocalyptic and I'm going to spotlight a book I haven't talked about in ages.  I absolutely loved it back when it was new, and it was even one of my favorite reads of 2015.   The book that I'm talking about is City of Savages by Lee Kelly .  As far as I'm concerned this debut novel never quite got the level of attention that it deserved.  It was exactly the kind of standalone sci-fi post-apocalyptic dystopian novel I was looking for and I can't recommend it enough.  It's a character-driven psychological story told from dual perspectives with great characterizations and world-building.   Check out the description: It has been nearly two decades since the breakout of the Third World War, and Manhattan is now a prisoner-of-war camp ruled by island native Roll
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Sci-Fi Month 2022 - The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Mort(e) (War With No Name #1) by Robert Repino

    On Friday's I take part in two weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by  Freda's Voice , and Book Beginnings, hosted by  Rose City Reader .  For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook. Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post. As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.  Happy (Black) Friday everyone!  I'm hoping everyone had a nice Thanksgiving that celebrates it! Anyway, this week I'm spotlighting one of my  Sci-Fi Month 2022  reads,  Mort(e)  ( War With No Name  #1) by Robert Repino .  By the way, Sci-Fi Month is a month long celebration of all things sci-fi and it's hosted by L

Sci-Fi Month 2022 - Top Ten Tuesday: Upcoming Sci-Fi Releases I Can't Wait To Read

Happy Tuesday everyone!  For today's  Top Ten Tuesday  hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl , in honor of  Sci-Fi Month 2022  hosted by Lisa @  Dear Geek Place  and Imyril @  One More  (Image credit: Artwork by  Simon Fetscher) , I'm featuring Upcoming Sci-Fi Releases I Can't Wait To Read.  Without further ado, here we go in alphabetical order: Arch-Conspirator by Veronica Roth Bluebird by Ciel Pierlot The Deep Sky by Yume Kitasei Emergent Properties by Aimee Ogd en Heavenly Tyrant ( Iron Widow #2)   by Xiran Jay Zhao Light Bringer ( Red Rising Saga #6) by Pierce Brown The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Ann Older The Scourge Between Stars by Ness Brown Some Desperate Glory  by Emily Tesh Under This Forgetful Sky by Lauren Yero What books are you looking forward to reading?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

Sci-Fi Month 2022 - Music Monday: Dark City (1998)

Happy Music Monday everyone!  Today, in honor of  Sci-Fi Month 2022  (Image credit: Artwork by  Simon Fetscher) , I'm sharing some sci-fi inspired music. Rules: Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s). If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url. This week I'm featuring my favorite songs from the soundtrack of Dark City (1998).  If you're a fan of film noir, The Twilight Zone , Blade Runner , and The Matrix , I have a feeling you'll love this cult classic as much as me.  Plus, it has a pretty killer soundtrack.  Give a listen to Awakening in a Strange Motel , Sway , Into the City , The Wall , and Memories of Shell Beach : You are invited

2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge - Update #10

    Happy Saturday everyone and welcome to my ninth 2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge update with mini  reviews!  In October I completed 2 books for a total of 48 of 50 books for the  2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge .  Keep reading to see my thoughts on the books I read in October: ❋ DNF'd @ 32% Spoonbenders  by Daryl Gregory  sounded like it was going to be right up my alley, but the opening just put me right off.  If you've read this, I have a feeling you know what scene I'm talking about.  I had a tough time getting back into the characters.  It just wasn't for me. My review is also on Goodreads . ❋   ❋  ❋   ❋ Lobizona  ( Wolves of No World  #1) by Romina Garber  is an excellent YA fantasy novel that deals with quite a few important, difficult, and timely issues.  If you're at all interested in magical realism, this is definitely worth picking picking up.  Now, if only there wasn't a romance then this could have been a five star book.  I'm definitely lookin

Sci-Fi Month 2022 - Sunday Funday: Week 3 Update

  Happy Sunday Funday and welcome to my third weekly update for  Sci-Fi Month 2022 !  Sci-Fi Month is a month long celebration of all things sci-fi and it's hosted by Lisa @  Dear Geek Place  and Imyril @  One More .  (Image credit: Artwork by  Simon Fetscher) .  It's been a busy week, but I've got some things checked off my tbr.  Keep reading to see what I've been up to since last week: My Sci-Fi Month Posts This Week: Sunday Funday: Week 2 Update Music Monday:  Megamind  (2010) Top Ten Tuesday: Sci-Fi Books Already Released This Year I Want To Read The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Just One Damned Thing After Another ( The Chronicles of St. Mary's #1) by Jodi Thomas What I Watched This Week : ❋   ❋  ❋   ❋.5 I'll admit that I teared up several times during  Black Panther: Wakanda Forever  (2022), but especially during the Marvel Studios title sequence and during the credit scene. The visuals are fantastic and all of the cast do a fantastic job, but Tenoch H

Reindeer Readathon 2022 - Announcement & TBR

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today I'm sharing my TBR for the  Reindeer Readathon  which will run for the entire month of December.  It is hosted by Erik @ Breakeven Books  with some help from Noelle , Christine & Mo , Kristin , and Lezlie .  I'm on Mistletoe Team which is hosted by Erik himself.  I really enjoyed last year's readathon, and I think I've got a pretty great reading list put together.  Without further ado, let's get to my tbr:  DASHER - 15 PTS - Finish a series or pick up a book that you started and put down.  If neither of these are options, a short story/ novella. My choice: Greywaren ( Dreamer Trilogy #3) by Maggie Stiefvater - I've loved this series and the world that it's set in.  I'm not ready for this series to come to an end! DANCER - 10 PTS - A book with a cursive/ flowy/ elegant font on the cover + Bonus: Christmas Cards - Audiobook - 15 PTS My choice: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 by James Shapiro - I found t