For those who know me, I've always been a book lover, but the last couple of years have seen me a little more hyper-focused on reading than usual - I started writing on this blog, I joined book twitter and met other bloggers, readers, and writers, and I've been working in a bookshop where I… Continue reading 2021: My Year in Books
Tag: artifact space
SciFiMonth: Remote Moon Reads
I haven't done nearly enough posts as I'd like for this year's SciFiMonth but I'm loving everyone else's and I'm definitely fully immersed into my sci-fi reading. One thing I definitely wanted to get to was the SF edition of Desert Island Reads, aka Remote Moon Reads, put together by imyril at There's Always Room for One More. You can see her post about the rules over here if you would like to join in, but essentially we get to choose eight books/audiobooks, a podcast/TV show/movie (of which we get all episodes, films in a series), and a personal luxury item. This was definitely harder than the fantasy version, because I'm still a newbie SF reader, so I think a few of these will be things I've been wanting to get to for a while. What better place to catch up on your TBR than a remote moon in a distant galaxy?
Top Ten Tuesday: Give the Sidekick Some Love
I am definitely guilty of falling in love with the side characters in novels, especially in SFF, so I’m excited that I get to talk about them for this TTT! I’m not entirely sure if there is something specific about a minor character that attracts me, but I think the thing they all have in common is the way they each walk that line of being incredibly badass and soft-hearted at the same time, and it causes me to think “wow I wish I could be them” at the same time as thinking “I wish they could just hold me”, with a bonus feeling of “I just wish I could hold them” when they have tragic events occur.
Mid Year Check In
It's the last day of June, so we're half way through the year and I've seen the 'Mid Year Freak Out' tag pop up on plenty of book blogs and booktube channels. This is my first year participating, and I believe the tag was created by Chami and Earl Grey Books. My version might be… Continue reading Mid Year Check In
Review: Artifact Space by Miles Cameron
Out in the darkness of space, something is targeting the Greatships. With their vast cargo holds and a crew that could fill a city, the Greatships are the lifeblood of human occupied space, transporting an unimaginable volume - and value - of goods from City, the greatest human orbital, all the way to Tradepoint at the other, to trade for xenoglas with an unknowable alien species. It has always been Marca Nbaro's dream to achieve the near-impossible: escape her upbringing and venture into space. All it took, to make her way onto the crew of the Greatship Athens was thousands of hours in simulators, dedication, and pawning or selling every scrap of her old life in order to forge a new one. But though she's made her way onboard with faked papers, leaving her old life - and scandals - behind isn't so easy. She may have just combined all the dangers of her former life, with all the perils of the new . . .
Hello fellow readers! We are now about halfway through June, and halfway through the year (help!) and the Book Nook has been quiet, especially in comparison to our flurry of posts in May, during which I was taking part in Wyrd And Wonder. Since then, I've moved into my first apartment with my husband, so… Continue reading June Update