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July was a very productive reading month. Since a surprise Dewey’s readathon was announced, I skipped 24 in 48 in favour of that. I read 13 books and at some point I was up-to-date with reviews, but now I have loads to write again!
My parents also came to visit and we had a very hot week pottering about locally. I also managed to add a few more dots to our map of places visited. Our little garden actually has sweetcorn growing in it, not quite Stephen King film levels, but it’s still pretty amazing to see it grow from seed.
Here’s what made it onto the blog…
Book of the Month:
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
I’m starting to be a little flexible with my remaining prompts, although I know I will just have to bite the bullet and read things just because they fit some of the more difficult prompts. I’m excited about completing this one though, so on I continue!
6. A novel based on a real person: The Hunger by Alma Katsu
9. A book about a villain or antihero: Scythe by Neal Shusterman
22. A book with alliteration in the title: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Science Fiction vs Fantasy Bingo (13/25)
I’m starting to tick these off at last! I’m realising I missed a few obvious things now I’m trying to slot in my normal SFF reads.
Alternate Reality: Tarnished City by Vic James
Rebellion: Bright Ruin by Vic James
Fantastic Beasts: Angelic: Heirs & Graces by Simon Spurrier + Caspar Wijngaard
Read Harder: (13/24)
Beat the Backlist: 29/30
What I Have Watched
I finally watched Blade Runner 2049. I liked how it had the same feel as the original and there were plenty of visual nods to it. Plus top doggo acting (Deckard’s dog won an award for its brief part).
Please Stand By is a quiet movie starring Dakota Fanning as a young autistic woman who escapes her carer to submit her script for a Star Trek episode. It shows hows difficult some day-to-day things are for her, how people take advantage but also how she is still capable of following her dreams.
Read and awaiting review:
Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers
Angelic: Heirs & Graces by Simon Spurrier + Caspar Wijngaard
Run, Riot by Nikesh Shukla
My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran + Larissa Zageris
Bright Ruin by Vic James
The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway by Kate Bradbury
After the Fire by Will Hill
Now enter the giveaway…
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