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Sci-Fi Month 2018 - Wrap Up, Mini Reviews, & Giveaway (US Only)

And that's a wrap for Sci-Fi Month 2018, a month long celebration of all things sci-fi hosted by Imyril @ One More and Lisa @ Dear Geek Place (Image credit: Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash, Quote from The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers).  I've had a great time participating in this awesome blogging extravaganza the last few years and I hope I'll be able to be back for the next time around.  I was very ambitious with my tbr this year - I managed to complete 14 out of 20 books.  I got in some fantastic reading (and some not so great)!  Read on to see my thoughts on the books I've knocked off my tbr since my last update, a listing of the Sci-Fi Month posts I've published this time year, and a giveaway (US Only):



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Looking for a new series to go fill the Firefly sized hole in your heart? Look no further than Starflight. For some reason my expectations weren't super high even though I enjoyed Melissa Landers's work in the past, but I&#…

Book Riot's 2018 Read Harder Challenge - November Update: The Long Way To A Small Angry, Planet (Sci-Fi Month 2018) & A Son's Vow

It's already the end of November - meaning 22 of the 24 tasks for Book Riot's 2018 Read Harder Challenge are complete!  How is 2018 going by so quickly?!  The tasks I completed required me to read asci-fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author and a book with a cover you hate.  For the tasks, I selected The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers and A Son's Vow (The Charmed Amish Life #1) by Shelley Shepard Gray respectively.  Read on to see my mini reviews and what's next for December:



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I'm so glad I had the opportunity to tackle The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet for Sci-Fi Month this year because this was absolutely fantastic. I was in the mood for a good space opera and this was a brilliant and diverse example of the genre. I loved getting to know all of the crew on the Wayfarer, including the ship's AI. Honestly, I loved everything about it, but the characters totally make the story. It's a tough cal…

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Unbound (Magic Ex Libris #3) by Jim C. Hines + 50/50 Friday

On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books. 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. Then, for 50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.




This week I'm spotlighting one of my current

Sci-Fi Month 2018 - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Book To Movie (2018) - Review

Since it's Sci-Fi Month (Sci-Fi Month is a month long celebration of all things sci-fi and it's hosted by Imyril @ One More and Lisa @ Dear Geek Place - Image credit: Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash, Quote from The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers), I thought I'd tackle a classic sci-fi book along with the movie adaptation that I'd never had the opportunity to try.  Now, I know Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is taught in middle and high schools, but for whatever reason it wasn't part of the curriculum in my school district.  Anyway, I made up my mind that it was high time that I finally find out what all the fuss is about - and that'd I'd even give the 2018 made-for-tv movie as well.  I remembered seeing the trailers for it and being intrigued due to the talents of Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon in the lead roles.  Keep reading to see my thoughts on this classic novel and the new adaptation:

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I've heard so much about

Sci-Fi Month 2018 - Top Ten Tuesday: Upcoming Sci-Fi Movies I’m Looking Forward To

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  Since it's Sci-Fi Month (Sci-Fi Month is a month long celebration of all things sci-fi and it's hosted by Imyril @ One More and Lisa @ Dear Geek Place - Image credit: Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash, Quote from The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers), each week this November my Top Ten Tuesday lists will all have a sci-fi flavor.  This week's topic is Favorite Platonic Relationships In Books, but I'm doing something completely different in honor of Sci-Fi Month.  Today I'm sharing Upcoming Sci-Fi Movies I’m Looking Forward To.  Without further ado here we go in order by release date:


Aquaman– Release Date: December 14th - Wonder Woman has been the only DCEU movie I've actually liked, so I'm surprised to have added this to my list but it actually looks like it will be halfway decent.  Maybe it will surprise me - Aquaman (Wonder Woman and The Flash …

Tale of a Silver Lion: Refuge Ending (The Stonemaster #1) by Gene Herington - Review

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I received an ecopy of this book from Book Review 22 in exchange for an honest review.


Pencheval never considered that boredom could be so brutal. The weary mercenary had sought respite in the Emerald Refuge, a secluded valley under the care of the Temple of Athesiene. His reputation had given him both wealth and trouble and two years of it was wearing hard on him. But the quiet contemplation of his life led to boredom and the job he should not have accepted. Reinforcing a patrol should have been easy. Instead, he's thrust into the fight of his life with a threat that could end him and the Emerald Refuge. Now boredom is the least of his concerns when he may not survive the night.

Tale of a Silver Lion: Refuge Ending is the first installment of The Stonemaster by Gene Herington. It isn't that often that you come across an epic fantasy that's only forty-seven pages long. Herigton's story is a decent intro to Pencheval and his world. I enjoyed getting to know…

Sci-Fi Month 2018 - Music Monday: Ex Machina (2014)

Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.

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.


Since it's Sci-Fi Month (Sci-Fi Month is a month long celebration of all things sci-fi and it's hosted by Imyril @ One More and Lisa @ Dear Geek Place - Image credit: Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash, Quote from The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers), this week month my Music Monday selections will all have a sci-fi flavor. 

This week …

Sci-Fi Month 2018 - The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Starflight (Starflight #1) by Melissa Landers + 50/50 Friday

On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books. 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. Then, for 50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.


Welcome to Sci-Fi Month 2018!  Sci-Fi Month is a…

Sci-Fi Month 2018 - Mini Reviews Update #2

Welcome to Sci-Fi Month 2018!  Sci-Fi Month is a month long celebration of all things sci-fi and it's hosted by Imyril @ One More and Lisa @ Dear Geek Place (Image credit: Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash, Quote from The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers).


Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrated it today!  You may have noticed lately I haven't been nearly as active as what I like to be around the blogosphere - and I'm sorry for that.  I was planning on being around more for Sci-Fi Month.  Anyway, long story short, I've been having technical difficulties with my home internet provider - that will hopefully be resolved by tomorrow.  Fingers crossed.  Moral of the story, if you have a choice (I don't unfortunately) do not go with CenturyLink - their customer service is the worst I've ever dealt with in my life.  Seriously, at this point I can't imagine it could get any worse.  Now, before I get too angry to think straight, let's get…