Update #4: 48 Hour Book Challenge of 2014

Another book down for the challenge.

photo (4)Update #4:

  • 3.5 hours reading time (10.5 total)
  • 402 pages read (1316 pages total)
  • 1 iced coffee (2 total)

The Books

Review #4:

After Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I was in the mood for something similarly exciting but outside the fantasy realm. Adaptation by Melinda Lo was always on my radar, but for some reason I hadn’t checked it out yet. Definitely glad I did! I was hooked immediately–planes crashing, government cover-ups, weird genetic experiments–and enjoyed that Lo also focused on the characters themselves. Lo handles Reese’s feelings toward both Amber and David with sensitivity, and I appreciated a cast of supporting characters (like Julian and her mom) who felt real as well. Another book in a trilogy (that seems to be the theme for my 48 hour book challenge), I’m interested to see where this story goes.

Note: this one I got as a library download this morning. Holla to electronic library resources!

TLT’s Doctor Who Week and How I Learned to Unabashedly Love Sci-Fi

Today I’m over at Teen Librarian Toolbox as part of Doctor Who Week, talking about how Doctor Who helped me finally admit that I’m a sci-fi fan. In very short, my thoughts on sci-fi before Who:

My thoughts on sci-fi after Who:

Click through for the full post, which has more explanation about genre and feelings, and also gifs! Make sure to check out the other posts in Doctor Who Week, too, and keep an eye out for my second post at TLT (coming on Friday).

To Boldly Go Where No Poem Has Gone Before

Klingon poetry readings get out of hand very quickly.

Poetic form or Star Trek villain at McSweeney’s.

Way harder than I assumed it would be. I mean, Luc Bat? I totally saw that episode!

Once you take the quiz, you could write a poem in a specific poetic form about one of the Star Trek villains.