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The 2014 Sci-Fi Experience

2014 Sci-Fi ExperienceHosted by Carl @ Stainless Steel Droppings

I would love it if you would consider joining us to read and/or view some science fiction over the next few months. There are no numbers of things you are required to read or view. This is not a challenge, just an opportunity to experience the wonder of science fiction.

For the last two years I’ve wanted to take part in the Sci-Fi Experience, but I’ve always had other books heaped on the TBR pile that weren’t sci-fi. (Not like Readers Imbibing Peril. R.I.P. is easy. I seem to imbibe peril on a regular basis!) Well, it’s that time again, although a little earlier than I expected, and my TBR stack is full of history, Christmas, and Wilke Collins. Perhaps an ill-conceived notion on my part, but I’m proclaiming my participation.

Very tentative list:

  • Doctor Who Short Trips: The History of ChristmasSome Doctor Who fiction. Chirstmas-y Doctor Who fiction. (Almost a certainty. I’m in a Who mood.)
  • The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter
  • In the Company of Thieves by Kage Baker (maybe)
  • Whom the Gods Would Destroy by Brian Hodge (maybe)
  • Something vintage off the shelf. (likely)
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It’s Monday! What am I Reading? (11/18/13)

31Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

Happy Monday Everyone!

Finished Who’s 50 and worked on The Sons of Moriarty last week, so I didn’t get to either of my bowler-clad book covers. The Pinkerton book will have to wait until until after I finish River City Empire. It’s for research after all.

River City Empire: Tom Dennison's Omaha Sons of Moriarty and More Stories of Sherlock Holmes

The 2013 Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge starts Friday with a weekend readathon!

I don’t know how much I’ll be able to -athon on the weekend, but I’m going to try to start in gobliny style:

  • Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric A. Kimmel, Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)
  • The Goblins Christmas by Elizabeth Anderson

Hope everyone has a great week of reading!