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Hello!

August 5th, 2014 (10:27 am)

Hi,

Is anyone still here? They changed the format and now I can't find anyone or anything easily.

Updates on me:

Reading, always.
Writing, no.
Inspired, yes right now.
Current prompt I want to write: I don't tell anyone about the way you hold my hand. (Thanks to inspired100 Lj)
Current fandom inspired in: Falling Skies
Current pairing: meh. Whatever. Non-slash.
Current favorite characters: Dr. Kadar, Tector, Pope, Lourdes sometimes.

Other writing possibilities now: Orphan Black, Continuum, Doctor Who (always), original fic
I will always love SGA, DW, and all the others I used to write in and may someday write in them all again.

I'm excited about this writing prompt because I honestly haven't felt like writing in a few years. I'm pretty sure I've been mildly depressed and so haven't had the desire to write. But at them moment, that prompt and that fandom meshed and I'm excited. Now to find time alone to actually write before the "love" fades. I'm thinking a repopulation ficlet with an OC. Since, you know, the most current eps squashed all but AU for my idea. Grr.

Hope you're all doing great! Must go to the best burger joint in town now.

doxymom [userpic]

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February 5th, 2013 (01:34 pm)


http://sfrreadingchallenge.blogspot.com/ Started by the wonderful author, Rae Lori. Thanks, Rae!

I signed up to do this reading challenge again. Very happy with my past experiences. I'll try to remember to post all of my books here. I post on Goodreads, usually, so LJ is harder to remember. I signed up for the Moon Level, which is 15 SFR (Science Fiction Romances) for the year.

Here's my Goodreads page for SFRs read in 2013:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1385931-annam?format=html&shelf=2013-sfrs



My books:

1. Refugees on Urloon by Melisse Aires
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13582295-refugees-on-urloon

2. Queenie's Brigade by Heather Massey
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12780781-queenie-s-brigade

3. The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale by Christine Bell
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10639241-the-twisted-tale-of-stormy-gale


Currently reading:

4. The Slipstream Con by S. Reesa Herberth
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10337205-the-slipstream-con



On a side note, I was recently a judge in the SFR Galaxy Awards

http://sfrgalaxyawards.blogspot.com/

Since we'll be doing this again for 2013, I'll be reading lots of new releases. Twist my arm, right? LOL.

'Til later!
AnnaM.

doxymom [userpic]

SGA: Halcyon

June 23rd, 2011 (06:29 pm)
cheerful

current mood: cheerful
current song: none

Hi!

Just finished reading Halcyon by James Swallow.

I both liked and disliked this story.

Were the characters in-character? Well, most of them, most of the time. Teyla sounded wrong enough of the time to annoy me.

Was the writing good? For the most part. After a very slow start the pace picked up and there was lots of action that was interesting, though some was a bit predictable. The entire story had a slight British tint to it in my opinion. The team uses "torches" at one point. Rodney says "bloody" something or other and I don't remember him saying that in the show. The characters use the word "quite" a lot, as in 'quite unique'.

The worldbuilding is fairly deep and interesting. Halcyon is a steampunk world with zepplins and steam-rifles. Fun stuff. Though it, again, was a bit too old world Earth for me to suspend all disbelief. The government and society weren't very alien considering they sprang up in another galaxy. Okay, so they didn't seem alien at all to me.

Some of the original characters were good. Erony. Scar. And the British soldier detachment were good.

All in all this book was okay. Better than some of the other SGAs I've read but not as good as others.

doxymom [userpic]

A new book to read PARADOX

May 16th, 2011 (02:25 pm)

Here's a fun blog post about a new book that sounds good. It's called PARADOX by JoAnn Carter.


http://thebalancedwriter.blogspot.com/2011/05/balance.html

doxymom [userpic]

SGA books!

March 25th, 2011 (09:23 am)

Yay! I got my copy of The Lost and have started reading it. It's a bit leisurely so far, taking time to delve deeply into characterization. I like it!

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What else I've been doing...

February 20th, 2011 (04:10 pm)

http://sciencefictionwithlove.blogspot.com/

Yes, I know. It's not pretty or fancy. I want to change that but seem to rushing around all the time. I'm behind on book reviews by half a dozen books already.



Have a great day!

doxymom [userpic]

Hello!

June 1st, 2010 (01:32 pm)

It's sweltering here again. And the wonderful severe storms are drifting by. Luckily I seem to live in a weather blackhole. Seriously. Most of the time the really bad weather misses us in a weird way.

A wall of storms, like two open hands finger to finger can approach my tiny town. Then it opens like the hands move apart, passes over my little suburb, and closes again on the other side to slam the next state over.

Seriously.

It's weird.

Anyway, hope you're all well. I'm plugging along. I've been slacking on my chores to read more. Just finished reading Linnea Sinclair's Accidental Goddess. It was really good. Really, really good. I was cheering for the good guys. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a little romance in their SF. I read it in about four days. LOL.

Now, I'm reading Virtual Girl by Amy Thomsom. It's one of those "unknown" books that I just happened upon so I not only have no idea if it's any good but no one I know has ever read it. If I finish it I'll let you all know if I liked it.

Happy summer, everyone!

doxymom [userpic]

Reading!

May 23rd, 2010 (07:33 pm)

Hello!

I just finished reading all six short books of Jack Campbell's Lost Fleet series. It vaguely reminds me of SGA. Enigmatic aliens. Snarky and disobiedient underlings. Space battles and hints of a romance that may or may not materialize by the end of the series. Yep, sounds quite a bit like SGA. The main character, Captain John Geary, is Shepardesque. He doesn't want to be a hero but he can't help it. They never say what anyone looks like so I don't know if he was handsome or not. LOL. Lots of action, humor, and a mystery. Altogether it was a very fast series to read because, if you read them in a row and skim all the repeated backstory (since they were pubbed years apart) then it reads like one long novel. Each book adds another layer to the characters, world and overarching plot.

Before that I read DownHome Zombie Blues by Linnea Sinclair. Pretty cool story. Interesting characters. The Zombies aren't the undead, which is cool and the story is set in Florida so it's relatable.

Now I'm reading Serenity: Those Left Behind

I expect to finish it tonight since it's a comic book. LOL. But it's supposedly the sequel to the movie. I think. I probably shouldn't read it since I haven't seen Serenity. Ah, well. I have that book somewhere and I've seen most of the series--which I finally succumbed to and decided it ROCKED! I'm now pissed I missed the boat on trying to get that one revived. I even bought the dvds. That should say something since I adore both SGA and Doctor Who and don't have most of those dvds yet.

Hope you're all doing well! Anyone still writing? I'm still puttering along on my wannabe pro fics and not puttering in fanfic at all anymore. Don't know why. No muse. No free time.

Oh, the kids are watching a really cute movie called Ponyo. Very inventive.

And if you have the chance to watch the kid's movie NINE do it. Very SF and the worldbuilding is great. I was really surprised by how much I liked that one. It would make a good novel. It's an AU WWII world I think.


Have a great day, everyone!

doxymom [userpic]

Hello

April 24th, 2010 (09:44 am)

Hi!

So busy. Life is a river with rapids.

Just read Down Home Zombie Blues. It was good. Love that science fiction romance! It's an interesting story and set in Florida. The Zombies aren't your typical undead rotting corpses, they're aliens. :-) I like most of Linnea's books.

Also just finished (yes, I read more than one novel simultaneously.) The Lost Fleet: Dauntless. It was good too but after a while the endless descriptions of vectors and light speed time deferentials got to me. It's military sci-fi with epic space battles--whose movements are extensively described. But I think it was the 'then he sat and waited because it would take two minutes for them to get his message and two more for him to hear their response' over and over that got to me. Still, I did buy the next four books in the series. LOL. Hopefully it's not all descriptions of battles.

Next to read? Hmm, maybe the Outback Stars? I'm on a science fiction romance kick. Or maybe I'll read the Firefly tie-in. I finally succumbed and am hooked on this show now. I bought the dvds so I can actually watch the whole thing. Bought Defying Gravity too. I wish neither had been axed.

Am I writing? Unfortunately not. I am still longing to just don't have time. Yes, I know, make time. I really want to but most of the time it's not up to me. The second, literally, that I leave the room the kids start calling me.

doxymom [userpic]

FREE books!

December 9th, 2009 (12:12 pm)

What's better than that?

Here's the deal, http://www.thegalaxyexpress.net/ , put together a holiday giveaway. 30+ books by a variety of authors, some who used to write fanfic.

Do you like your SF fanfic with romantic undertones, or very romantic? This contest is for you then.

Prizes: Science Fiction Romance books--all are science fiction, all different levels of romance, all different ratings, all levels of author from famous to newer. Some books are print some are ebooks.


HOW to enter: Leave a comment saying you want to enter. It's that easy. The Galaxy Express lists several blogs, each hosting a drawing for different books, you comment on the post whose books you want to win.

The CATCH? The drawings are this weekend so you have to hurry. And I believe all the print books are only open to the US and Canada, though the ebooks may be open to anyone.

Give it a try!

Anna

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