Mini-Book Reviews: What I’ve Been Reading Lately

I’ve been meaning to get more book reviews up recently, but…it doesn’t seem to be happening!  The world is weird right now, and apparently my blogging is going to be weird too.  So today I decided that if videos are what I seem to be achieving right now, I may as well do a kind of video book review overview too.  So here’s a round-up of what I’ve been reading lately, and how the present pandemic is impacting my choices – less dystopia, more Star Trek!

3 thoughts on “Mini-Book Reviews: What I’ve Been Reading Lately

  1. Two comments to this video: First, I have “A Marginal Jew” on my long-time TBR list. Makes me want to actually get to it now, after your review (via Kindle since, of course, the library is closed). Second, don’t be too hard on yourself about your reading challenges this year. It is a WEIRD year, and probably will be for quite a while. You can always amend or revise your challenges in light of the greater pandemic challenge. 🙂

  2. I didn’t like the Uglies series too much, but I really loved Westerfeld’s Leviathan series. Sort of an alternate history steampunk World War I. I’d recommend it.

    Also you mentioned this, but if you need to get your fix, Overdrive has a lot of titles. I get all of my audiobooks from there. I access it through my library, and your library probably has it or something similar. I’m totally there with you on paper books, but desperate times and all that.

    Currently reading Squire by Tamora Pierce (just kind of slowly making my way through these books, thanks for your recommendation). I’ve read a few bleaker books lately and some non-fiction Texas A&M related books (one written by our recently retired radio broadcaster of over 30 years and one an inside look into one season of Aggie Baseball). I’m not making any decisions on what to read based on the current circumstances, though, just still reading through the books I got for Christmas/birthday earlier this year and picking up books as I get to the top of the hold list in the digital library.

  3. mervih

    I’m also aiming for positive and hopeful reading! While TNG is “my” Trek, those books sound great. I’ve also read the McGuire book and liked it a lot. I’m thinking of rereading my TNG collection since I don’t remember most of them and yet I have all of the numbered books until 60 or so and a handful of the rest.

    Great, that you went to the library before it closed. 🙂 I wasn’t thinking that far ahead but it forces me to focus on the books I already have.

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