This will be my second year nominating and voting for the Hugo Awards, and while I have a ton of reading to get to in the couple of months before nominations are due, I thought it was a good time to go ahead and share the works on my radar for potential nomination. This can… Continue reading Way Too Early 2022 Hugo Nomination Draft
I hit another personal record this year, although my first year of keeping a robust reading spreadsheet showed me that some of my goals were ill-formed. After reading 70 books last year, my spreadsheet shows 86 novels and novellas attempted this year and 80 finished, totaling a little under 32,000 pages read (average novel/novella page… Continue reading Reading Goals: 2021 in Review, 2022 in Preview
I’ve read a lot of amazing books in 2021, and I may have some new additions to my all-time favorites list. But the list of all-timers is a lot shorter than the list of authors who have me really excited for their next projects. So let me take a moment to share some sci-fi/fantasy authors… Continue reading SFF Authors I’m Even More Excited to Read in 2022
I’ve had a great reading year, and there have been plenty of works of sci-fi/fantasy that I’ve rated at five stars (17+ on my 20-point scale). But it takes something truly special–something that’s worthy of my all-time favorites list–to register a score of 19 or 20. So let me share my absolute favorites of the… Continue reading Sci-fi/Fantasy Works I Rated 19 or 20 in 2021.
One of my reading goals this year was to read more short fiction. Way back in January, I set myself a goal of 75 short stories or novelettes in a year, with a stretch goal of 150. In mid-June, I’m at 88, well on my way to exceeding even my stretch goal. And I’ve found… Continue reading Mid-Year Check-in: Best SFF Short Fiction
I started 2020 with the goal of reading 25 books and participating in r/Fantasy’s bingo challenge for the first time. I considered that ambitious, not having hit 20 books in a year since I was ten years-old and crushing a new middle-grade series every month. But 365 days and one global pandemic later, I’ve read… Continue reading 2021 Reading Goals and TBR Sketch
All told, I read 70 novels and novellas by 53 different authors in 2020, plus 20-odd pieces of short fiction (I’m going to try to actually keep track in 2021, but it’s a little late for 2020). Overall, I rated 15 books by 11 different authors at 17 or higher on my 20-point scale and… Continue reading Five-Star Reads of 2020
Before I started this blog, the vast majority of my book discussion came on Reddit. And r/Fantasy has really been a wonderful place for book discussion and recommendations, but like many such communities, it always has to fight feedback loops. A handful of hyper-popular dudes get recommended to new readers, new readers focus their reading… Continue reading Keeping Account: What I Recommended in 2020