2012 ended on an exceedingly good note for Dab of Darkness, which got mentioned on a SF Signal podcast (Episode 170). Thank you everyone who had a hand in that, especially Lady Dark Cargo and Little Red Reviewer.
Since 2010, I have been writing for Dark Cargo, and once I started up my review blog, I kept writing for Dark Cargo because I love the atmosphere, the dialogue, the other contributors. Truly, it feels like a second bloggy home. With the success of Dab of Darkness over the past several months, I have decided to expand beyond my reviews and read alongs. I intend to start doing author interviews, bookish commentary, and other whimsical posts at my discretion. Of course, you’ll still be able to find me over at Dark Cargo on Tuesdays, but I highly recommend you visit DC for the great stuff by the other wonderful writers throughout the week.
For Little Red Reviewer’s Vintage Scifi Month, I will have a guest post on Brian Stableford up on January 10th. I am sure I will remind you all. Andrea will have great posts about vintage (in this case pre-1979) science fiction going up all month long, so don’t hesitate to stop by over there .
For 2013, I hope to participate in several reading events (see this previous post for info on upcoming reading events), but I also hope to add more historical fiction to my reading calendar. Truly, I find it difficult to say which of the three genres (Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Historical Fiction) are my favorite as I value them all highly. Throw in several series I would like to finish, several SFF series I would like to start, a handful of rereads, a little poetry, and some nonfiction, and you’ll have a TBR mountain that you’ll never see me dig out of. Haha!
Over the past several months, I have also taken in several For-Review books, all of which I am excited about, of course. So I plan to get that pile down to a much smaller list before accepting further review books. Additionally, the bookish blogging community is so very generous with their book contests and giveaways; I have won several books over the past year and yet have only read a small percentage of them. That will change. Once again, I am excited about all those books and have nefarious plans for them that involve heavy, sleepy cats and a good cup of tea.
Finally, what follows is a partial, random list of my bookish hopes and dreams for 2013. What books are on your 2013 Hope-To-Finish List?
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (a reread)
Ian Tregillis’s 3rd book will be out this year (Bitter Seeds was awesome)
The Red Wall series by Brian Jacques
Diana Gabaldon’s The Outlander series
Some nonfiction by William Shatner
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
Leviathan by Scott Westerfield
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling (reread)
NK Jemisin (I’m a few books behind)
Jasper Forde (I keep hearing his stuff is amazing)
Masters of Rome series by Colleen McCullough
Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut (nonfiction)
Oedipus the King
The Host by Stephanie Meyer (I’m not sure about this one, but willing to give it a try)
I’m 2 books behind on Alan Bradley’s Flavia deLuce mysteries
The Stand by Stephen King (I have never read King, ever)