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 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