Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.
"If your answer to every question is 42. If you can quote the three laws of Robotics. If you want to say “my precious” every time you see a gold band. Then this list is for you. We asked our 3,000 bibliomaniacs what their favorite SciFi/Fantasy novels were, and here are their top 100 answers...."
"I probably should have been doing that from the beginning, but you may have noticed that for a terrifying murderbot I fuck up a lot."
Ah hah! The title is explained:
"She explained, “In the creche, our moms always said that fear was an artificial condition. It’s imposed from the outside. So it’s possible to fight it. You should do the things"
I really don't want this book to end.
"Being asked to stay, with a please and an option for refusal, hit me almost as hard as a human asking for my opinion and actually listening to me."
"This place was creepy. I reminded myself that the terrible thing that had most likely happened here was me."
"I didn’t react visibly, because I’m used to clients making bad decisions, and I was getting a lot of practice at controlling my expression."
"...in the mining contracts I had had, the techs were usually in offices off the pit site or adjacent to it, and we didn’t see them unless they got intoxicated and tried to kill each other, which admittedly was rare."
Duh .. well, the first one kinda scared me.
"I would defer to your expertise in shooting and killing things. You should defer to mine in data analysis."
Durn real life. I'm just now able to sit down to read this second novella about reader-has-yet-to-get-the-name Murderbot. I'm feeling it when Murderbot thinks:
"...mostly because the news was boring and I didn’t care what humans were doing to each other as long as I didn’t have to a) stop it or b) clean up after it."
Click here for rules and game board: https://www.therippedbodicela.com/bingo.
I did this last year and while I didn't get any bingos, it was fun to play along. This year's categories/prompts seem more based on genre conventions and less influenced on news makers. My favorite is "birds are involved somehow" - and they recommend the Call of Crows trilogy as an example, so interpret these categories as you want.
I am using my current read, Winds of Salem, for the time travel square.
I just finished this. Rated ★★★★★ and now believe every bit of the hype and buzz about this new-to-me science fiction series.
An actual in-depth review ... well, that's going to elude me. The "feels" and how extremely easy it would be to ruin all the twists via spoilers if not carefully written.
Suffice to say, I returned the library book and am buying a hardcopy of this one and the rest of series. Dang good SF with interesting AI, characters, and zero aliens.
...only a ten-minute drive from me. Yesterday, I made up for it.
And the sales associate told me they hadn't even unpacked half their stock yet. I will have to go back.
I hadn't been in a brick-and-mortar bookstore in a while because I've had so many ebooks from public library and purchases. Yes, I know many aren't the first in series; Jean Johnson and Lisa Shearin are new to me authors -- and the Briggs is a re-issue omnibus.