Review: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers 

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What a wonderful experience reading this novel was. This is a sci-fi book for those that aren’t fans of science fiction. It gave me feelings similar to the first time I read Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. You also get Firefly vibes from this book.  There are multiple characters that are distinct and all lovable. There was not one of the main characters that I disliked in any way,  each had their own charm and something to offer,  an insight,  wisdom or observation on life,  love,  family and friendship. The story allows you to get to know these characters and the world and that is really it. But it does it in a way that was captivating and fun.  There was no part of the story I felt I could do without. Looking forward to reading the next book,  A Close and Common Orbit. 

Happy reading!! 


February TBR

February is my birth month and as another year passes in my life I will celebrate by reading some hopefully very fun books. 

I have a lot of graphic novels on the list so let’s start with them.  

Lumberjanes: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson and Shannon Waters

Gotham Academy Vol. 2: Calamity by Becky Claimant and Brendan Fletcher

Ms.  Marvel: Super Famous by G.  Willow Wilson

Grizzly Shark by Ryan Ottley

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Power by Ryan North

Next is my continuing adventures into A Series of Unfortunate Events  by Lemony Snickett 

#9 The Carnivorous Caravel 

#10 The Slippery Slope

#11 the Grim GGrotto

I am also currently listening to The Magicians by Lev Grossman

And last for the month I should be finishing up 

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Happy Reading! 

Janurary Wrap-Up

In January I read 6 books and had 1 DNF.  I think I am off to a good start for the year. 

First off is my DNF

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A.  Heinlein 

I feel really bad about not finishing this one.  It has been on my TBR for years.  The book was just not what I expected.  It was more a philosophical and religious tale than sci-fi and just bored me and was not what I wanted. 

Now on to the book I actually finished last month. 

The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket

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This was my continuing adventures into The Series of Unfortunate Events. The same basic story,  different location. Continuing clues as to the V.F.D. is keeping me interested in this saga. 

You Can’t Touch My Hair  by Phoebe Robinson

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Some really funny, thought-provoking, and inspiring essays on topics,mostly about race and being female. Some parts dragged on the topic for a bit too long but overall great read. 

The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato

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Just an average read. This steampunk story has a good female main character,  has a mix of tech and naturalism and political intrigue. 

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

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This collection of short graphic stories gave a definite creepy vibe.  The artwork is amazing but the stories all feel short,  most ending abruptly and leaving me feeling empty. 

Return of the Jedi-Beware the Power of the Dark Side by Tom Angleberger

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The 3rd book in this series.  And it was a good retelling.  Not the best of the series, just seemed a straightforward retelling,  but it’s Star Wars so it’s still great. 

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

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I had decided to read this book after I had a patient that was having delusions that she was a character from this world.  I thought it was a great way to introduce young readers to Greek Mythology but I was just not the target audience for this book.  Don’t know if I will continue with this series. 
Well,  that is all for the books of January. Soon will be my post of February TBR.