This was an EscapePod episode that I loved so much, I decided to write it up.
Published: July, 2019 on EscapePod (you can either listen to or read the story at that link)
Genre: science fiction
Setting: Acceptance, a human colony on an exoplanet, future
Summary: Short version: A neurotypical immigrant from Earth doesn’t adjust well to life on Acceptance Continue reading
I saw this book reviewed somewhere online and immediately requested it from our library. I’m intrigued by Alan Turing and wanted to learn more about him.
Subtitle: Alan Turing Decoded
Illustrator: Leland Purvis
Genre: nonfiction graphic novel biography
Length: 234 pages
Setting: England, early to mid-1900s
Summary: Short version: A biography of Alan Turing’s life Continue reading
This was one of the graphic novels on the CommonSense Media list of recommended graphic novels. I was looking for something we hadn’t read that I could borrow from the library.
Genre: science fiction graphic novel
Length: 128 pages
Setting: a random town, present day
Summary: Short version: A group of kids have to save the town from out of control replicators Continue reading
This year, Mr. Curiosity added a “starts with a number” category to our Reading the Alphabet Challenge. I decided to read this one to fulfill that category since it’s a non-horror Stephen King. I enjoy his writing, but I find horror too scary. So, I have to pick and choose which of King’s books I can read.
Genre: time travel fantasy
Length: 849 pages
Setting: Derry, Maine, and parts of Texas, 1958-1963 and present day
Summary: Short version: Jake goes back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination Continue reading
I was looking for an audiobook to listen to while I work outside since I’m burning through my podcasts. This came highly recommended by the Modern Mrs. Darcy and was available.
Subtitle: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
Genre: nonfiction history
Length: 242 pages
Setting: mostly England, around Oxford, 1850s-1910s
Summary: Short version: Check out the subtitle Continue reading
One of the stories in this collection was nominated for a Locus Award. I got the collection to read that story and ended up reading all of them. The collection itself was also nominated for a Locus Award.
Genre: science fiction and fantasy short story collection
Length: 362 pages of stories, 373 pages total
Setting: various locations, mostly on Earth
Summary: Short version: Stories by various authors featuring either robots or fairies, and sometimes both Continue reading