Thursday, July 16, 2015

This Long Vigil by Rhett Bruno




Rhett Bruno, author of The Circuit: Executor Rising, has a short story, "This Long Vigil", published in the June 12 issue of Perihelion SF online magazine. Click the link to read the story; it's free!

Don't want to say too much to spoil it as it's only 11 pages long, but just like The Circuit: Executor Rising, it has a slightly different, gritty-yet-hopeful take on the human race in space. Deals with ethical issues of transporting populations across vast times and distances; reminds me of movies like Interstellar (2014) and Moon (2009).

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Last Ten Books That Came into My Possession



Happy Top Ten Tuesday! I'll start with the most recent and try to work backward from there. Not sure if I'll get it exactly right, but I'll try!

1. Grad's Guide to Graduate Admissions Essays by Colleen Reading



Received from LibraryThing Early Reviewers

2. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss audiobook



Borrowed from the library

3. The Art of Sleeping Alone by Sophie Fontanel



Received via Bookmooch

4. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr



Borrowed from my great aunt

5. The 100: Day 21 by Kass Morgan



Borrowed from my brother

6. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway



Received via Bookmooch

7. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith



Received via Bookmooch

8. hypocrite in a pouffy white dress by susan jane gilman



Received via Bookmooch

9. Course Correction by Ginny Gilder



Received from LibraryThing Early Reviewers

10. The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan



Bought with B&N giftcards; along with a few others.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read



Happy Top Ten Tuesday!

This is a bit of an easy one for me, as I don't read a lot of hyped books.

1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn



2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins



3. Fifty Shades of Grey etc. by E.L. James



4. Twilight etc.by Stephanie Meyer



5. Anna and the French Kiss etc. by Stephanie Perkins



6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green



7. 11/26/63 by Stephen King



8. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel



9. The Martian by Andy Weir (I'm planning to read it, though people have opposing opinions on whether I would like it or not).



10. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen