The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer that I am linking my Sunday Sum-Ups with. Stop by and say hello!
A lot has been happening this past week, as work remains steady and the kids just finished another semester. I have a lot of reading I need to wrap up and have somehow managed to schedule much more than I anticipated for the blog. So I will continue to visit as often as I can while finding that balance of reduced screen time. As most of you know, I work remotely from home on a PC. With my last visit to the specialist stating that I should be limiting reading and screen time significantly, I am in a bit of pinch here 😉 I tried to explain to him that I must work and that giving up books and blogging are not an option. I did not receive his full endorsement..
I finally gave into a hair-brained idea I have been playing with and started up a monthly newsletter for BVT. I seriously have no idea what I am doing, so it should be a ton of fun! I have it set up to send a welcome letter and then once a month (on the 1st) a brief update on all things blog and reading. This first newsletter will go out on the 7th as I am finalizing a few details. If you are interested, you can subscribe below my “lovely” pic in the side bar (or bottom of the page if mobile) or simple click here. And don’t worry, should I disappoint you, unsubbing is painless 😉
Robots vs. Fairies
By Dominik Parisien , Navah Wolfe
A unique anthology of all-new stories that challenges authors to throw down the gauntlet in an epic genre battle and demands an answer to the age-old question: Who is more awesome—robots or fairies?
Rampaging robots! Tricksy fairies! Facing off for the first time in an epic genre death match!
People love pitting two awesome things against each other. Robots vs. Fairies is an anthology that pitches genre against genre, science fiction against fantasy, through an epic battle of two icons.
On one side, robots continue to be the classic sci-fi phenomenon in literature and media, from Asimov to WALL-E, from Philip K. Dick to Terminator. On the other, fairies are the beloved icons and unquestionable rulers of fantastic fiction, from Tinkerbell to Tam Lin, from True Blood to Once Upon a Time. Both have proven to be infinitely fun, flexible, and challenging. But when you pit them against each other, which side will triumph as the greatest genre symbol of all time?
There can only be one…or can there?
Featuring an incredible line-up of authors including John Scalzi, Catherynne M. Valente, Ken Liu, Max Gladstone, Alyssa Wong, Jonathan Maberry, and many more, Robots vs. Fairies will take you on a glitterbombed journey of a techno-fantasy mash-up across genres.
Children of Blood and Bone
By Tomi Adeyemi
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.
- On Monday, I was thrilled to share An Interview & Giveaway with Mist Mount, Author of The Shadow Girl. There is still a little time to enter!
- Wednesday I talked February Reading Goals & Challenge Updates.
- Thursday featured a fantastic new story and a great guest post withBlog Tour: A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi (Guest Post & Review).
- Friday Favorites for the week was Welcome to Dystopia.
What I am listening to this week:
Soundcloud blurb: Hosts Daryn Carp and John Thrasher chat about creepy crimes and mysterious murders…while mixing up martinis! Each fun new episode will focus on a new crime, the crazy details and of course the theories about how it all went down.
What I am watching this week:
TNT’s The Alienist
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning, Luke Evans
IMDb Blurb: Crime reporter John Moore meets with psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.
This one is brand new and only two episodes in. So far it is moving at a leisurely pace but promising a decent story. I am enjoying the atmosphere and cast. It does favor the graphic side, but as always, I am ok with that.
That’s a wrap here! Things are moving along at a nice pace and I will continue to schedule posts (responding when I am able to actually be present online). As always, please feel free to send me links to any missed posts you feel I might enjoy & let me know what you are reading and watching!
“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”