This blog has been dead for exactly two years (last post 1 January 2020). I didn’t mean to stop writing, but between things going on in my personal life and Covid (mainly Covid), I’ve been focused inwards, not outwards….I’ve reached a point where I need to get back to a new normal, and putting up stuff here is going to be part of that.
I did not read a lot of 2018 books, in 2018 or now. Given my ignorance, I tend to nominate things that might not get attention otherwise, that stood out for some reason, or that are so good, they would have gotten nominated anyway. I also don’t usually write about my nominations unless they are really off the beaten track, but I haven’t posted in a while, so with that out of the way
This year sucked…for me and mine. Between an extremely sick family member and finishing out my career, I had a lot of trouble concentrating on reading, and relied instead on Anime as my primary escape method. In the end I read 35 books probably the fewest since I reached double digits in age, though I feel I should get extra credit for reading the three Stormlight archive novels (~3300 pages across three books). Fortunately, while not a year of classics, I enjoyed most of the books I actually managed to read.
So I haven’t posted since August… in the interim, I’ll fill up my feed with reviews of books I’ve read subsequently, until Christmas, at which point I probably won’t post again til mid January.
Hi, I’ve covered all my ballots, so time for a personal plea. I’m based in Brisbane, but I did most of my growing up in Wellington, New Zealand. At this years Worldcon, site selection voting will occur for Worldcon 78 in 2020, and Wellington is the only venue on the ballot. However, it is theoretically […]
I haven’t read enough new books or short works to tell anyone what to nominate, and I’m behind on movies, but I have been a voracious consumer of TV. The Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) category is generally dominated by tv episodes, so of course, what I would like to do is instead suggest you nominate a podcast episode.
I read 55 books this year, plus a wide assortment of shorter works and comics, which, while not likely even close to my peak in my teens and early 20’s, is still enough to feel pretty happy with.
I love sff books, tv, movies, and comics, and I’ve been writing reviews for myself for years. Now I’m ready to inflict them upon the world, along with some essays, and whatever else pops into my head.
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