Hello there! I realise I haven’t posted much these past few months—moving to another country will do that. But, now that I’m back in Canada and more or less settled, I’ve been reading again!
When I started this blog, I made a pact with myself that I would never force myself to post if I ever got stressed, busy (like moving to another country), or uninspired. While sticking to a strict blogging schedule works for some people, it really doesn’t work for me. I do this blog for fun and for me. I’m much happier posting sporadically when I have something to say rather than posting often when I have nothing to say.
What have I been up to book-wise recently?
What I’ve read recently
Star Trek Voyager: Full Circle – Kirsten Beyer
I read Full Circle as part of this month’s Star Trek Book Club selection. It was wonderfully written and included lots of angst (something which a lot of Trek books lack but I always love to see). I’m slowly working my way through all the post-Nemesis novels that continue the Star Trek story and people always spoke highly of this one.
Undying – Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Unending was one of my book highlights of 2019 so I couldn’t wait to conclude the story. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a lacklustre sequel. It didn’t quite have the adventure or magic of the first book, but it was still a fun read. The big reveal was nicely done!
The Princess and the Fangirl – Ashley Poston
This one was a pretty big disappointment. Ashley Poston’s previous novel, Geekerella, was such a cute and addictive book, but this one fell flat for me. It had a few cute moments, but overall it felt super forced and tried very hard to cram in as many nerdy references as possible. Not every sentence needed to be nerdy!
What I’m currently reading
Light Years – Kass Morgan
Luckily the COVID-19 lockdown in Ontario happened about two weeks after we moved back to Canada. That meant we were able to get set up with a few necessities like phones, transferring Matt’s driver’s license, and most importantly: library cards. I took out a small stack of books that I’ve been meaning to read for a while, and of course Light Years was one of them! I started it on Sunday, intending to read only a few pages, but I ended up reading almost half the book in one sitting. Whoops! I think it’s safe to say that I’m enjoying it.
What I hope to read soon
Stargate SG-1: Sacrifice Moon – Julie Fortune
If you don’t know how much I love Stargate, the answer is a lot. However, I’ve only read two Stargate books (one of which I reviewed here!) and I desperately need more in my life. Sacrifice Moon recounts SG-1’s very first mission after forming their team in the episode Children of the Gods (surprisingly, the series never actually shows their first mission together so it’s left up to the fans’ imagination). Someone recommended this one to me because it supposedly gets pretty dark. Can’t wait!
Fun fact, Julie Fortune is actually a pen name for Rachel Caine!
Star Trek Destiny Trilogy – David Mack
I mentioned above that I’m making my way through all the post-Nemesis Star Trek books. The Destiny trilogy is almost always in recommendation lists or even just chatter on twitter whenever Trek books come up. I figured it was about time I read it so I picked up a copy at Chapters a few days getting back to Canada!
Obsidio – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Both Illuminae and Gemina are gorgeous and creative. My library in England sadly didn’t have a copy so I held off reading it until I was back in Canada (it was a painful decision). As fate would have it, I came across it when I got my new library card so of course I had to check it out. Can’t wait to finish off this great trilogy!