Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Netgalley Badges

Here are the Netgalley badges I've earned:

Professional Reader50 Book Reviews2016 NetGalley Challenge

Friday, December 9, 2016

GoodReads Reading Challenge Update

I completed my Goodreads.com 2016 Reading Challenge and I'm still going!

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
SporadicReviews.com has completed his goal of reading 40 books in 2016!

Book Review: Ocean of Storms

Ocean of StormsOcean of Storms by Christopher Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Good book!

I liked the characters. I liked the mystery and discovery on the moon and elsewhere. I liked the conspiracy. I liked the little touch of the one character always going for a drink.

It was almost a 3rd of the way in before we even got the characters to the moon, but I guess considering what happened once they were in orbit and on the moon, it made sense.

I wasn't crazy about the earth-side political situation - would have liked more time on the moon and more time with the main characters.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

GoodReads Reading Challenge

I started my GoodReads Reading Challenge a little late...

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
SporadicReviews.com has read 32 books toward his goal of 40 books.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

I'm in a Mind Meld at SFSignal

Though I'm crazy behind on my reviews, I was recently invited to participate in a Mind Meld post over at SF Signal. They asked several reviewers, publicists, and authors about the changing relationship between authors, reviewers, and publishers.

You can read it now at SFSignal.com.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Book Review: Dark Disciple (Star Wars)

Dark Disciple: Star WarsDark Disciple: Star Wars by Christie Golden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dark Disciple is, I think, probably the best Star Wars novel I have read. It may also be worst Star Wars novel I have ever read, darn it.

First, let's just get this out of the way: if Obi-Wan ever says he has an idea, or might know someone for a part in a plan, you say NO! And get away quickly. Kenobi's plans never end well.

The story has some predictable elements, but they're executed well and in a Star Wars way that makes sense. It's also fun getting there, and also heart wrenching.

Not to spoil too much: I expected someone to die within these pages. I understand why the choice was for that character within the story, throughout the whole of Star Wars - I still didn't want it to happen.

If you are a fan of Star Wars, especially The Clone Wars series, you must read Dark Disciple!

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