Sci-Fi Month–Nov 2015

This year, Sci-Fi Month in November is hosted by Rinn @ Rinn Reads and Lisa @ Over the Effing Rainbow

Check out their blogs for more information about this month-long event. There are lots of activities which take place on participants’ blogs and other places throughout the internet. Check out the Google document which list participants’ activities.

I’ve loved and read science fiction since I was a young teenager. My brother who is five years older read lots of science fiction (still does) and I read some of the authors he read–Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Then I continued on to my own authors: Andre Norton and Anne McCaffrey and countless others. I go through phases in my reading–sometimes reading less science fiction and sometimes more while I read other genres as well. But through the years I’ve always read some each year.

This sounds like lots of fun and I love that it continues for a whole month!

My Plans

Review books:

  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Prequels to the Earth Girl series–“Earth and Fire” (a novella) & Earth 2788 (short stories) by Janet Edwards
  • A couple more if I can get them read!

Additional plans:

I have a couple more ideas I need to refine before they’re ready

I also plan to participate in The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Read Along

Are you participating in Sci-Fi Month? How are you planning to celebrate science fiction this month?

Sunday Post: Nov 1

Sunday-PostThe Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!

Last Week–home and blog

Halloween and standard time

Halloween was on Saturday night. And once again we had no Trick or Treaters. It seems fewer and fewer kids go trick or treating these days. I think more kids go to parties more these days.

I did get my Halloween cards mailed as well as birthday cards and autumn cards.

We go back to standard time early Sunday morning. Means it will be dark that much earlier in the evenings. Oh, well!

What we’re watching

We watched Supergirl this week. I wasn’t too impressed, but may give it another week or two. Glad Elementary begins soon. Also found a detective show on Acorn called The Republic of Doyle. It takes place in Newfoundland and my husband is enjoying it, too. He doesn’t always like the police or detective shows I like and I don’t always like his shows. It’s always nice to find a show we both like. We’ve also watched some of the World Series games.


I made some progress with Blog Ahead. Not as much as I’d hoped, but any extra posts help and I plan to keep adding to them!

Blog posts

What I’m reading

The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

What I read last week

Earth 2788 by Janet Edwards

“Earth and Fire” by Janet Edwards

Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier

The Martian by Andy Weir (Audiobook)

New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library


Library books


The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Orphans of the Sky by Robert Heinlein

Bloodrush by Ben Galley

Christmas Miracles by Mary Balogh

Christmas Gifts by Mary Balogh


Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger

No Place to Die by Clare Donoghue

Reykjavik Nights by Arnaldur Indridason




Sci-Fi Month begins November 1. Hosted by Rinn @ Rinn Reads and Lisa @ Over the Effing Rainbow.

Next Week–home & blog

November will be a busy month. It’s Sci-Fi Month and the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon is happening in the middle of the month. Regular activity on the blog will keep me busy, too.

My husband and I also have decided to drive to Iowa for Thanksgiving this year so we are leaving November 21 (the weekend before Thanksgiving) for the drive. We are hoping we won’t have snow during the drive. I have lots to do before we make our drive.

Blog posts

  • Sci-Fi Month–November 2015
  • Blog Ahead–Aftermath
  • Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
  • November books on my list
  • Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon post
  • Sunday Post

What did you do last week? What books did you collect? What are you planning?