As a lifelong Star Trek fan, I found Phasers on Stun!: How the Making (and Remaking) of Star Trek Changed the World both very informative and highly entertaining.
This week’s topic is Most Anticipated Books Releasing in the First Half of 2024.
Fast-paced, high-octane paranormal romantic suspense I’ve been a fan of Jayne Ann Krentz’s fast-paced, high-octane romantic suspense thrillers for years now, so I always look forward to the next one. The Night Island did not disappoint. In fact, the pacing is smoother than in the previous book in this series (Sleep No More), and the plot is easier to follow.
We drove home over three days (Monday–Wednesday.) It was hard to leave, but also good to get home. I spent what was left of the week unpacking, doing laundry, catching up on email, and trying to bring some sort of organization to my various plans and goals for the next few months.
My Favorite Books of 2023: I had very few 5-star books this year, but quite a few 4.5-star and 4-star books. I limited this list to books I read for the first time this year. I also decided not to base the list entirely on the number of stars I gave each book at the time I read it. Instead, the books on this list are the ones that shine brightest in my memory at the end of the year.
Happy New Year! It’s the last day of 2023; tomorrow starts a brand-new year. I am not ready for 2024, so bear with me whilst I get home and try to catch up!
Reading Challenges I’m Joining For 2024: I plan to do several of same the year-long challenges I did last year, but I’m not going to add any new ones.
We had a whirlwind week-before-Christmas, juggling family time and Christmas shopping, wrapping, and cooking. Today we have two church services: regular Sunday service in the morning and the Christmas Eve mass tonight. And we’ll put the farolitos out at my parents’ house; it’s a tradition on their street, and people come from all over town to view them.
This week’s links include a Tolkien copyright fight, an author losing a book deal for review bombing other authors, Overdrive’s most downloaded authors, fighting book bans, and more.
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Books I Hope Santa Brings Me.